“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Poster of the Week - Issue No. 4 - Arrogance

Continuing alphabetically, I bring you this week's poster, "Arrogance."

These are meant to be funny, and in no way meant to be taken seriously.

We Are Going To Be Uncles For The First Time!!!!!

On Thursday night, my partner and I learned that we are going to be Uncles for the first time!  Hell, my parents will be Grandparents for the first time!  Even though my step-daughters from a previous relationship call my parents Granny Trina & Pops, the informal words have a deeper purpose, because one of their own children is having a baby.  "Their baby girl" is having a baby.

There are no words to explain my excitement and the amount of joy I have in my heart for both my baby sister and her husband.  I only have one sibling, hence another reason this means so much to me.  I can't even describe the feeling I get when I talk about this or mention it to other people.  I also can't imagine my sister being pregnant or with a big belly.  Ahhhh, the joy of seeing her progression in the coming months, even if it is primarily through Facebook. LOL. She knows Ryan and I love her - she knows her nieces, Francesca and Jessica love her.  We are all happy for her and her husband.

Just to explain where I'm coming from, I'd like to share a little of what this means to all of us...

When I was with my previous partner of 4 years he had two beautiful baby girls, Francesca and Jesssica, whom he had with his ex-wife, Debbie.  I became an instant parent overnight, helping them with schoolwork, dance recitals, swim meets, and even coached their soccer teams; I continued to do so even after my relationship with David was over.  Then I met Ryan and the girls just kept getting older and older and before you knew it, they were both in High School.  The oldest, Francesca, just had her 16th birthday and got her driver's permit within the last 2 months.  Last month my parents drove up from Corpus Christi to Houston for Francesca's birthday party.  And even though they may not see Francesca and Jessica but twice a year, they know they are loved as Grandparents, and will forever be a part of their lives.   The girls are their first grandchildren through my relationship with David,  but baby Fasnacht (my brother in law's surname) will be their first grandchild by birth.

Ryan and I plan to have our own children someday, and soon there will be many more grandchildren, who knows, but one thing is certain... nothing can beat the joy of raising a child.  I've had my chance and now my sister will get hers.  What a blessing this is.

Ryan and I love you baby sister; may God watch over you and Luther in the coming months.   We pray He help guide you and keep you healthy as you bask in the joy of this beautiful pregnancy.

And thank God there will be no more "May" Babies!!! LOL
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