In the beginning, JD adamantly only wanted two children. I thought that four would be perfect. Once we caught God's vision of putting orphans into families, our plan was multiplied by God. We are currently blessed with 12 children; five biological, six adopted and one more waiting in Ethiopia. Our first adoption was from the U.S., the next three were from Liberia, West Africa, and our last two were from Ethiopia. We are supporting our 12th child in Ethiopia after her adoption could not pass court.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Seriously America? Seriously?

I am not a huge fan of Facebook. There are things and pictures that people post that I want to see, but I always have to scan through tons of updates that are boring and mundane. Of course, I feel I'm boring and mundane at times on my blog, but no one is here trying to read something more important and being subjected to my dinner plans. (Actually, I sometimes enjoy menu posts, it's just the "I'm eating meat-balls, yum yum" status updates that wear on me around the 7th round.) Due to my annoyance at reading these, that is why I only update on FB when I feel that it's actually a contribution to the site. If you're wondering why I'm still on there, it's in an effort to keep up with my teenagers lives.

I say all that to say this... The last three times I have gotten on FB, on the right side is one of their zillion groups that you can join - it's the "help fight pet obesity" group. REALLY? I'm sorry, but that is insane. First of all, it's an ANIMAL! It's not at school, shooting quarters into the Coke machine or a teenager that is working at McDonald's, therefore, eating way too many double-cheeseburgers on break. It's a DOG and if your dog is fat, it's very, very simple - don't feed it so much. Give the dog a half a bowl and stop sharing your after-dinner Little Debbies. Pet obesity is so simple that there should seldom be a conversation about it, much less a Facebook group.

On an even more important level, there are children dying from hunger every few minutes (or seconds) and we, as Americans, are on FB chatting with other dog owners about their poodle's weight problems and buying them special doggie diet food. I totally have my new pet peeve in life!
Because none of my dogs are over-weight or have a current picture, I present Elijah napping in his boots yesterday - he's even cuter than a fat Pomeranian, I think.

I'm off to teach my boys to borrow while subtracting, for the third day in the row.

1 comment:

  1. Too true!

    Could you do a post about adoption myths. My husband and I are really really really praying about what to do and would love your help.