Well, me and two of my friends went to see the movie FIREPROOF and my gosh!! It is an awesome, wonderful, beautiful, fantastic, heart-wrenching (did I use enough adjectives here? lol) movie!!!
I am so glad I took some puffs tissue with me, all three of us used them up from all of the crying. When the movie was over we noticed men wiping their eyes and noses. I highly recommend this movie to every single married and soon-to-be married person and yep, even single people will benefit from it, the message is that powerful.
I cannot wait to purchase this movie, it will be amongst my favorites. I still get all choked up thinking back on it. Kirk Cameron was Caleb Holt, he and his co-star were superb.
Nebraska reconsiders 'safe haven' law from ONENEWSNOW.COM
Nebraska lawmakers are rethinking a "safe haven" law that allows parents to anonymously drop off their children at designated places if they no longer want them.
So far 16 children have been left at hospitals -- with nine of them coming from one family alone, ranging in age from 1 to 17. Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel believes it is a bad law.
"I think what we have here is the cheapening of the family. Whenever we say you can just simply come to this place [and] anonymously drop off your children that you don't like, what we're going to see is fathers and mothers who have difficult times with their children, whenever they have an emotional consequence of an argument, they may just simply drop these children off," the attorney contends.
He believes the law ought to be repealed. "We must recapture a culture of life from the moment of conception until natural death. We must strengthen families," Staver adds. "Children are just simply not throwaway garbage."
According to the Liberty Counsel founder, society has become more complex, introducing more hardships. But children should be treasured, not thrown away, he argues. "And the reason why we're seeing that is we're paying the consequence of our abortion and death culture that we began in this nation since 1973," he explains.
According to a Yahoo! News release, James Blue -- the CEO of a non-profit that works with abused and neglected children in Lincoln, Nebraska -- admits he has received countless calls since the safe haven law took effect. His temporary shelter currently holds 15 people, its maximum capacity, and his group gets more than ten calls a day from burdened parents. "While this [law] has, I think, exposed an underbelly of our society of families that are dropping teenagers off forever at a hospital, it has also given a message to families that there is help out there," Blue said.
Nebraska lawmakers are scheduled to meet in January unless a special session is called.
What did Nebraska expect?
This is a wretched and horrid situation. You cannot simply just get tired of parenting and go and dump your children on someone's doorstep. It is a life long commitment. And the parents of the nine children, it is a travesty and who can tell what kind of mental repercussions those children will experience, especially the older children, knowing mommy and daddy didn't want them. My heart is breaking for them.
I know I would have loved to had one more child but wasn't able to. And people are dumping their kids like yesterday's garbage??? When so many of us would love to adopt.