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I’m finally getting around to reading all the comments that you guys were posting when Sarah took over the blog. Sarah told me about this comment:
Sarah, you absolutely must not lock your mother in the basement, no matter how evil she is.
I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised that someone would say something like that to my daughter as she was recovering from seeing her mom in such excruciating pain. My daughters were pretty devastated when they saw me after the surgery, it rocked their world that their normally strong and healthy mom, who has always taken care of them was lying in a hospital bed with an oxygen tube, a catheter, an IV and a morphine drip. They don’t consider me evil, they know the real me, not the caricature that you lefties have created in your own minds (most people who know me in real life actually like me and some even love me — I’ve never met anyone who thought I was evil). So, calling her mom evil on top of all the other things she had to go through that week would have been pretty hard on Sarah if she wasn’t already dismissive of those who make nasty comments on this blog (she saw the comments you guys were making about the Palin children).
His excuse for calling me evil was that he thought I called for the death of Reid:
Michelle calls on God to kill Senator Harry Reid and it’s evil for me not to want her locked in her basement? Really?
He’s basing that assessment on the fact that I said I was praying this verse for Reid:
ESV Psalm 109:8 May his days be few; may another take his office!
When I stated that I was praying this prayer for Reid, I assumed that my readers would be smart enough to understand that a Christian (who follows the teachings of Jesus Christ including Matthew 5:44) wouldn’t be praying for the death of her enemy, only that he wouldn’t remain in office. If I was praying for the death of Reid, I would have included more of the passage, not just the verse I quoted. But I don’t pray for the death of others because I know the Lord wouldn’t listen to my prayers. It would be a waste of time. And even though Reid is a traitor to this country, I wouldn’t wish death upon him or any other Democrat. That’s just not the way I roll 🙂
But I’m grateful for the other commenters who put aside their differences with me and wished me well. I’m thankful that we can put aside our differences and realize that the real enemy is cancer, not each other. As I’ve said in the past, I would never wish cancer on my worst enemy since it is so hard to live through the treatment and the effects of the disease. I’ve lived with the memory of what cancer can do to those who were so healthy and vibrant, how it eats away at their strength and how it reduces them to a mere shell of their former self. I know how hard it can be to watch someone you care about suffer excruciating pain and not be able to do anything about it. And now I know first hand what it feels like to live with it and it’s not fun.
Speaking of the narcotics, I really missed them today when I went to the grocery store with my husband. I had a hard time walking around the store and was quite winded by the time we finished shopping. We only bought the chili ingredients but I felt like I had walked forever. I wanted to sit down after we only had half the ingredients but I made it through and went to sit in the car while my husband checked out. I plan to start the chili after I recover from my excursion (maybe in a couple hours 🙂