Jumbled Thoughts

Happy Saturday everyone! Today I found myself cleaning away…dusting, doing laundry, vacuuming etc and I couldnt help but laugh. For some reason, cleaning always makes me think of seminary. I think its probably because I was always helping people move in or out and I always ended up helping. I actually dont mind cleaning especially if I have a great cd to listen to. Today I was listening to the ultimate collection of Phillips, Craig and Dean. They are so awesome. But enough about cleaning, I watched a movie this afternoon that really has me thinking. It was a lifetime movie entitled “A Girl Like Me.” Its about a transgender male who ends up getting killed because of it etc. This gentlemen/womens mother has been fighting for transgender people ever since. It makes me sad that people are afraid to accept people for who they are. I guess it just has me thinking in light of the whole homosexuality issue. One of my sisters best friends is gay. One time in our small town, his tires were slashed etc because of who he is. It made me sad but what made me even sadder was when my sister and I were sitting on our front porch talking about it. She looked at me and said, “Sis why cant they accept him for who he is etc?” It just broke my heart to see the sadness in her eyes. Im sorry todays post is so jumbled but I have a few things on my mind today. Another thing that has me thinking has to do with Wednesdays Round-up. I want to thank InnerDorothy and Bad Alice for sharing their stories. I know that it is not easy to bear your souls etc to pretty much complete strangers. I am not sure how many of you read one of my recent posts but it also has to do with depression and growing up with a mother who is bipolar. I used to be afraid to share my story because of the stigma associated with the illness etc. If you would like to read this post, check it out. Its the entry for June 12 entitled the Joy in the Midst of the Sorrow. Also if you would like me to post more or have questions just let me know. It has become such a part of who I am and so now I feel that it is important for me to share this story and this journey.

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