Thank you guys for your (mostly) constructive discussion on my last blog. Simply AWESOME to read through each different experience and viewpoint on such a hot-button (who knew!?) topic. (Thanks to all the facebook contributors too.)
There are a couple of things I'd like to address:
one. I think most of you guys like to read along here because the site is genuinely... well... me. As honest as I can serve it up. I don't understand why people get so bent out of shape when other humans have different opinions than they do on things. Would you rather I be an auto-bot that only shares your thoughts and views? Or... would it be okay if I hang on to a few of my own? Seriously. Who would want to read/know someone who only believed what they did 100% of the time? Boooooring.
two. I love my sons and my community. Any decisions I am making are coming from that place of love and conviction. Don't be too quick to assume that I am speaking from a place of hate or judgement. Because I am not. No sir. God as my witness.
three. You guys ROCK. And, to all of you out there who are teachers in our school systems... for those of you who ever have been, or hope to ever be... those who pray for our children and pour yourselves out for them year after year after year, wondering if your efforts are or have been in vain... they have not. no!!! They have not! Not a single moment of desperation has gone unseen, and not a single prayer has gone unheard. Not a single kindness has escaped His smile...
You will never know the extent of the fruit that hangs from your branches.
A sincere, humble THANK YOU to you... from me and my Chris.