I Have A Say Thanks to My Mom and Dad!!!

Being the oldest of 11, I am so thankful, especially now, for my Mom and Dad saying "yes" to life! Growing up, we never had a ton of money. My Dad was a high school chemistry teacher and my parents decided from the beginning that they wanted to have one of them home with us. My mom gave up her teaching career, and raised me, followed by 10 others! My Mom also taught all 11 of us at home for part of our childhood before we would head off to Nativity Catholic Grade School. My Dad worked long hours, eventually earning other degrees so that he could first become dean, then principal, and finally, when I was a sophomore, he was named Roncalli High School's first president. My Dad and Mom both sacrificed SO MUCH for us.

I remember, even as a young person, getting stared at by people, and I remember the comments they would make. I can still hear a dental receptionist asking my Mom "Are these all yours? You know how children are made right?" followed by a real insidious but ditzy chuckle, followed by a secretarial gum crackle. My Mom and Dad were always tight budget wise, and I'm sure at times ached with a desire to not have to take bags of clothes from other families so that we could have clothes. I'm sure my Mom and Dad had desires to simply go to Nordstrom and buy us and give us all our own new clothes and Gameboys and Reebok Pumps etc. I'm sure they at times really wished they could just get a new car and not have to drive a fifteen passenger van around. I'm sure at times they wanted really badly to just go to a restaurant and sit back and enjoy a big expensive meal instead of having to cut coupons and craft together economic meals on the stove.

But they chose life for us, and they chose sacrifice for themselves.

I often think about that ditzy secretary now when our family gets together almost every weekend for dinner to laugh and hang out. Some of the siblings might be out of town or busy with other obligations, but inevitably, all weekend long, every weekend, our family gets together. Sometimes, when we're out at a restaraunt, I see the couples who are alone with each other. They hardly talk to each other and the loneliness is palpable. A part of me feels bad that we're having so much fun with our 8 tables shoved together, telling stories, laughing good hearty and healthy laughs. Sometimes I wonder if one of the couples sitting in the restaurant quietly and solemnly is that dental secretary - who now has piles of money and can eat wherever she wants, but doesn't have hardly anyone to share it with. My heart breaks for the people who are alone, especially the ones who are alone because, when they could have been having children, they instead bought into the contraception lie and lived for themselves only.

I have a say today, and so do my ten younger brothers and sisters, because my parents chose life. Mom and Dad - thanks a million!!!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Robin Kvaternik DOESN'T have a say

Mrs. Richard and Mr. Obama,

My name is Robin Kvaternik and I don't have a say... I don't have a say, because I am Canadian. And even though I don't have a say, I have a voice. Believe me, I will be heard. I am on a campaign to support my brothers and sisters in Christ. I am on a world wide campaign to have every Catholic Church I can find lift our voices and SAY a prayer... A prayer to end your tyrany. I've sent my prayer through every archdiocese in Canada...Now I'm headed over seas. We may not have a say but He who hears our prayers does. And you better be afraid of what He has to say!

May the Lord Bless you all! I urge you all to do the same! If you can speak another language, write to as many Bishops as you can (world wide) simply ask them to pass a memo on to their Churches to say a prayer for our Church in America... Some religions retaliate with violence, I say we retaliate with prayer!

On second thought, I do have something to say...

Mrs. Richards and Mr. Obama, The Catholic Church has outlasted every major empire. You may want to think twice on this one...

3 comments:

  1. Thank you Robin, for your prayers and support!

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  2. Bobby Wilburn I Have a say It is time that we followers of christ stand against evil. We are commanded to be salt and light, We have a say. christian churches and catholic churches stand together in christ not apart. lets let our voices be heard loud.

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