Monday, May 2, 2011

Let's Celebrate!

Celebrations are in order, not because a man was killed, even though Osama was an evil man with a great deal of blood on his hands. It's time to celebrate because his reign of terror is at an end.  I'm not naive enough to think there won't be others who will pick up where he left off, but hopefully they won't be so well financed or control so many mindless followers.  It's sad to think of anyone facing their Maker on the Other Side with so much sin, lies, and destruction his only baggage.

A personal cause for celebration is we are actually redoing our family room; new paint and new furniture.  When we built our house we furnished the family room with things from our previous home. It wasn't in bad shape then, but that was fifteen years ago!  It's fun, but a lot of work and I ache in places I'd forgoten were even there.

Another cause for celebration is the end of the April Wish List contest and the beginning of the May contest.  April winners are Miriam Bair and Jendoll70.  Please contact me with a list of LDS novels you would like me to choose from for your prize.  Please include April Wish List in the subject line and contact me at bhansen22 at msn dot com .  Your wish list should be at list five titles long, more would be better.

This month let's celebrate by sharing both big and little good things.  Let's discover what is right in our country and in our lives.


Jen plus 5 said...

I'm so excited... My computer let me in to post on your blog!!! Too bad I don't have anything else to say but that! haha!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

C.LEE said...

I'm grateful to live in a country with religious freedom!

Miriam said...

Hooray for me! Thanks Jennie.

violettes said...

THANK YOU for celebrating that Osama is gone. The mostly well-intentioned among us that have begun to preach that we are being like the blood thirsty Lamanites if we celebrate the death of this EVIL man are driving me crazy. My children's friends lost parents on 9-11 and my children's schools lost teachers on 9-11. We lived on Long Island pre 9-11, then Chicago, then north Jersey post 9-11 and this is an event to celebrate. During the years my husband worked in NYC there was a constant undercurrent of worry that he spent most of his day in the biggest terrorist targe in the world. We moved last summer but I am so happy and truly celebrate renewed freedom and justice.
I'm celebrating my 14 year old daughter having a successful track season. Because we don't run on Sundays she has spent the last year and a half running track at practices and never able to compete. Now she can compete for her school and is doing great and seeing the fruits of her labors. She has also built her testimony of keeping the Sabbath Day holy. And I'm celebrating my youngest child getting baptized this month!