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Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Serials and Scenarios - A Widget....Explained

The media likes to paint a pretty dismal picture of our future. Woe, woe, woe -- it is in the hands of today's teens. Sure. There are Brittanys and Lindsays...but haven't there always been young people who set out to self-destruct?

I've seen and heard some of the "other" kids who are growing into adults and will be voting, serving our country and parenting yet another generation.

At the Iowa caucus I attended I was shocked at the number of late teens and twenty-somethings who turned out in droves to support their candidates.

My children floor me almost daily with their mature choices and selfless behavior. Our son will teach high school in a few short months after putting himself through college, our daughter is in church leadership, our youngest volunteers at a hospital.

Iraq is full of young men and women are willing to give up their lives for a cause they believe in....freedom.

So I'm not willing to buy the hopeless message.

The Do the Hard Thing widget (panel left and above) will take you to a website that will introduce you to two other very impressive teens. A friend, Callie, and I will be back in a few weeks to talk about their book, but go check it out now...

1 comment:

<---That Girl said...

I'm thankful they're still out there. This world is about to need them in the worst way. I wonder many times if we as a nation have what it takes to keep the rights we have. I see them slipping away so quickly via politicians, though i truly believe that God has a master plan. I wonder if we will have the gumption to stand up and hang on to our freedoms...It's good to see a glimmer on the horizon.