Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


No need to stick a fork in me

Just for those of you who aren't familiar with the term:
Stick a fork in me, I'm done.

Ok, so I'm not. I appreciate the kind words in regard to my pity party in the wee hours and my initial feeling that I was going to take my ball and go home. I still feel like that overall.

I put my blog up and allow comments because I have always thought educated debate can be fun and useful. Occasionally, I change my mind on something from listening to various points of view. However, I don't recall inviting anyone to judge me about the way I live my life. I simply ask that if you don't like the way I live, please go away and keep your comments to yourself. When I don't like a blog or the opinions expressed there, I simply leave and don't return. Simple enough. I may leave one comment, but I usually don't even go back to follow up on it because I have no interest in returning to that site. Life is too short to be spent in troll wars.

With that said, I don't know what my blogging status will be. I have some fairly amusing things I would like to share, but don't really feel like it right now.

I did want to ask for prayers for Sarah Johnson in Indiana. This is from my sister-in-law:
I just received a phone call from Stacie asking us to all say a special prayer for Sarah. She is in Riley Children's Hospital, in isolation, after receiving her stem cell transplant last Monday. Stacie said Sarah has pneumonia and had trouble breathing today so she is now on oxygen. The chemo preceding the stem cell transplant wiped out Sarah's immune system and she is very susceptible to illness right now. Stacie told me last week they detected a virus in her and tried giving her a man made antibody that caused her to react and have convulsions.

So please remember little 3 yr. old Sarah in your prayers. Stacie's message on the phone was that it had been a hard day for Sarah and an emotional one for Stacie. I will email you with updates when I hear more. Thank you for lifting up this sweet little face.

The first time I blogged about little Sarah was back in August, so she has been fighting this for some time. So, please keep this little girl in your prayers. Also, please keep Jonathan Cooper in your prayers. He is from a neighboring town of mine and went into a diabetic coma around Christmas. He is just a child and they didn't even know he was sick. It is so scary that he went from seemingly healthy to comatose. He seems to be making some progress, though. Also, keep Bane's son in your prayers as he fights a long battle with his multiple medical conditions.

Keep me in your prayers, too, please. I return to the doctor on Thursday to find out the status of the lump in my breast.


  • At 2:11 PM, January 25, 2005, Blogger Hugh said…

    Geez-o-Pete, if anyone NEEDED a blog at this time, you certainly do, with all of the stuff that's going on. Riley is awesome, so have no fear about the quality of care that Sarah is receiving.

    Best of luck to you and yours.

  • At 2:13 PM, January 25, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    I only drop in from time to time and I missed the situation you’re talking about.

    Don’t give up or give in over this. We all do the best we can with where we are in life. Your feeling particularly bad over this criticism because (I’m guessing here, but it’s based on being married to a good woman) its something you’ve thought of yourself. You no doubt hate the fact that you’re not at home with the kids. Good for you! That’s one sign of a great mom!

    If the situation is temporary, like you described, then this too will pass. Earning a few extra bucks and then going back to your family won’t ruin your kids.

    How does your husband feel? You need to follow his lead on this, he might rather work 60 hrs a week than have you out of the house. It’s far better to be in agreement with him than to feel guilty over what an anonymous bloger says.

    Don’t give up the blog!

    Res Ipsa

  • At 6:19 PM, January 25, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Thanks for the kind words. We did not make these decisions in passing and I guess I've just been shocked that anyone else cared enough to be tacky about my decisions, like they have any say.

    I need to learn to disregard judgmental comments and maybe I need to learn not to be so judgmental myself. I see a moral to this story.


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