Tuesday, December 18, 2012

No Unspoken Affections

Merry Christmas from my Wigglie blessed home to yours.

Well, it’s time for another installment on The Barn Door.

I’ve been thinking about what to post.

There’s the obvious news of the horrific killings.

Along with that there’s the huge debate or I should say division of beliefs concerning owning guns. The side that proclaims this problem would go away if we had stricter guns laws and the opposing side that reminds that it was a person, not a gun that killed.

You can’t turn on the TV or radio without the story being discussed, rehashed or shown.

I don’t want to appear hard hearted or cruel, but I have purposely ignored the TV and avoided any stories concerning the incident.

Why? I don’t need to be reminded how awful this is. There is nothing I can do. I can’t change it, I can’t erase it and I can’t prevent it.

Someone thought that if the horror were shown it might stop someone else from doing the same. They thought that the pain shown would thwart another attack.

I disagree. The very sick, evil kind of person who did this deed doesn’t have the ability to care. Obviously.

The morning of the shootings I posted on my blog “No Other Day”: http://www.afarmwife.com/2012/12/no-other-day.html  It was about the hoopla around 12/12/12 and the upcoming “end of the world” day December 21.

The post was written to encourage us to treat each day as the treasure God created. To not take for granted or leave things unsaid or corrected. Little did I know how important that would be to so many.

I said there was nothing I could do about the situation. There is one thing and I’ve done that. Pray. And we can and should pray for the families, the friends and our nation who wonders why such evil can exist. Considering that as a nation we have taken God out of everything we possibly can it’s no wonder these things happen. This is a whole other post waiting to be written. I digress.

I have a suggestion. Turn off the TV and radio. Quit surfing the web to hear the latest.

Pick up the phone and call that person you’ve been thinking about lately.

Stop by and give someone a hug. Tell them you appreciate them or love them.

It takes as much energy to say a kind word as it does to criticize yet it holds so much power.

This is the last week before Christmas and on my “To Do” list is to write a letter to each of my children, daughters-in-law and husband. I want it to be very clear how precious they are to me.

When I left a job several years ago, at a church I did not attend, the pastor wrote me a letter and listed all the things he appreciated about me. I still have that letter and every once in a while I read it.

I appreciate everyone who has taken the time to read this today and I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas, a Blessed Prosperous New Year and a life full of no unspoken affections.
Their goofy pose.

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Five of the seven.


  1. Yea, Diane! Thank you for so clearly stating in a public forum what at least a few of us believe. So turn off the TV and hug your kids!

  2. I'm SO glad you wrote this, Diane! You voiced my exact concerns. I too, have kept the TV off. Not because I don't care, but there's nothing I can do to change it...so why debate it? We ALL need to be praying...especially this time of year. Thanks for what you do. And your Wigglies are adorable! ;-]

  3. I've been thinking a lot about this, and have come to the conclusion that it's not the time to raise fists towards an agenda, but to take our arms and wrap them around each other in warm, loving embraces (even if they're cyber-hugs). Thank you for voicing what's on my heart.


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