Please Pray For This Family

This was on my Facebook May 25, 2020.

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Please take a moment a pray for this sweet young man.. This is just so sad on a day that wad supposed to be filled with joy.. ūüėĘ

Fleming County parents killed in crash on the way home from son’s high school graduation.

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Posted at 8:35 AM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 1:31 PM, May 25, 2020

FLEMING COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) ‚ÄĒ Two Fleming County parents were killed in a car crash on Saturday after leaving their son’s high school graduation.

Also in the car were two of their sons, who are recovering at UK Hospital.

Kentucky State Police say the crash that killed Nancy and Lyndon Barnett happened near the intersection of KY-599 and KY-11.

Dalton Barnett is their youngest son and had just finished getting his diploma at his social distancing graduation celebration when the crash happened on their way home.

Dalton’s principal, Stephanie Emmons says this tragedy is felt not only in the school but throughout the entire community, “being from a tight-knit community any kind of tragedy doesn’t just impact a small portion of the community, it impacts all of us.”

Dalton was one of the first grads to walk across the stage, his mother, Nancy, wore a shirt that read “some people wait their entire lives to meet their inspiration, I raised mine.”

Emmons says Dalton has plans to join the military after graduation.

Dalton and his older brother, Michael, are being treated at UK Hospital.

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To all of my readers, any of you that are praying people, please pray for this young man and the rest of his family, especially his brothers that are being treated at UK Hospital.

This young man and his brothers have a long way to go, and no parents to help to guide them when they need encouragement.

Also, please put this family on the prayer list at your individual Churches.The more prayers the better. Besides, prayers never hurt anybody. Thank you for joining me in my praying for them at the same time as some of you may be praying for them also.

The Baby Bird Was Saved

This was on Facebook. A Baby bird had fallen out of its nest. The Mama bird was there just in time to catch the Baby bird by its feet, and even more amazing the Daddy bird just happened to be there to help support the Baby bird by its back and feathers until the Mother bird was able to pull it back into the nest. Just seeing this picture, shows in yet another way, just how awesome and amazing God is with the automatic instincts that were given to the Mother bird and the Father bird for them to be able to catch and save this little bird.

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Lívia Horváth to nature & wildlife

The little chick fell out of the nest, mama caught it, dad pushed it from below. ‚̧ԳŹ
What a collaboration! What a photo! ‚Ě£ÔłŹ

Two Beautiful Birds Among God’s Creations/Third One 4-23-2020

These are from Facebook. The all different colored one was shared on April 16, 2020, The almost all different shades of blue and puffed out besides, was shared on April 21, 2020. Before now, I had never seen any like these two before. God is so awesome to create such beautiful animals, birds, and fish and insects. Granted there are some ugly ones and scary ones too, and even some comical ones. With all of God’s creations considered, there has to be something for every one of his human creations to like. With all of these animals, when you add in plants, trees, rock formations, and the list could go on forever, I have no idea how someone could say that there is not a GOD.

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April 23, 2020¬† Yet another beautiful bird that I have never seen one like it before. It’s amazing to me that at this time of being quarantined I am seeing such beautifully colored birds that I have never even seen in books.

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THE BEST SHOT OF A STORM

This is from Facebook, and I think it’s simply amazing. Even though this is an actual storm.

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                  THE BEST SHOT OF STORM РNEAR LEOTI , KANSAS                                     BY: @markokorosecnet

March 29, 2020

To me the cloud forms a face and you can see his eyes are gone but left two empty holes where they should have been, there’s a nose that is very pointed and sticks out, you can see an upper lip, an open mouth, and a huge smile. On the ground you can see a very well equipped weather van blocking a two lane road, and it seems like the face has very long flowing hair being blown in the gust of the wind. But fortunately none of the buildings are in the path of the blowing wind, so none of them should be found totally blown apart. Looking at this picture, I would say that God is smiling on them, and with serious circumstances around him, with God’s help, no one gets hurt and no property gets damaged. God is so awesome.
When I cover the bottom half of the face, I can see yet another face, with bushy hair and eyebrows, sort of a flat nose, and at least the upper lip with a mustache.

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The Pandemic of 1918 vs COVID-19 of 2020

The pandemic of 1918 and after the war ended. I just came across this on my Facebook. I did not know that the second wave that came, after many people poured into the streets when the war ended, killed more people than the war itself did. Why are the people today being so seemingly flippant about following the quarantine guidelines. This seems to be especially true among the younger generation, those under 25 or so. There is no way that I will ever understand why they started licking toilets and door knobs. Hopefully they got the message when some of them died after contracting COVID-19. Is nobody paying attention to the news? The second wave has already started in China, the original starting place to begin with. THE PANDEMIC AND QUARANTINE ARE NOT A JOKE. WAKE UP BEFORE YOU END UP KILLING YOURSELF FROM CATCHING COVID-19.

It seems like history does repeat itself. Part of the first statement in the article below, the getting tired of social distancing, is happening here, right now. So in essence, history is repeating itself almost word for word.

 

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Faith Doesn’t – From Kelly’s Tree House

I got this poem from Facebook. There are two names on it.”Ladybug Healing at 7:52 AM” and Kelly’s Tree House. It really gives you something to think about.

Faith Doesn’t

¬†¬†¬†¬† Faith doesn’t always

take you out of the problem,

Faith takes you

through the problem

Faith doesn’t always

take away the pain,

Faith gives you the ability

to handle the pain.

Faith doesn’t always

take you out

of the storm, Faith calms

you in the midst

of the storm.

AMEN

  This poem says so much in just a little bit of space and with not even

one hundred words. People always talk about a picture being worth a

thousand words, but this poem is worth more than that. Did you get chills

when you read it? I sure did.

I just hope that it spoke to you as much as it spoke to me. I am a very

sensitive person, and there are many times when different things have

spoken to me in different ways. I think this one spoke to me so loudly

because of everything that the whole world is going through right now.

It’s not just the United States of America.

My hope is that by sharing it with you, you may have some peace of

mind about things that we can’t control.

About the only thing that we can do is to obey the quarantine that

the government has imposed on us. I have read so many stories

about funerals, birthday parties, and even Church services where

many people have congregated against the mandates of the quarantine.

The end result in all of them has been many deaths and some survivors,

and only one to five survivors and the rest of the people that attended

the function, died within a few hours to a week.

From what I gather with the news, we may be in the downward slope of

this wicked disease. It seems like more people are being discharged

than before, and not as many victims are being admitted as before.

I hope and pray that the articles I have read and the news I have

heard are all correct. There has not been anything this bad in my

lifetime. With me being in the older generation during this pandemic,

I am very afraid. However, I have seen articles where infants as

young as three days old, and six months old have been stricken

with it. But at the beginning the news said infants less than one

year old should have good immune systems because of their

ages.

I have been from the start, and will be until the end of this pandemic,

felt so sorry for the family members that have not even been

able to tell their loved ones “Goodbye.” and/or that they were loved

so much and would be greatly missed when they passed away.

I’m going to stop here and keep praying for the Love of God to

hold me in the palms of His hands. I know once I pray that

prayer, and God has me in His palms, that nobody and nothing

can pluck me out of them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVID-19

The times we are living in right now will obviously go down in history. As to whether it is going to end up basically positive or if it will end up being one of the worst things in our history, so far as sicknesses go, can not be stated, until it is all over and things are back to some resemblance of normal. Unfortunately, even if it ends up positive it will not matter to those who lost their jobs or even worse their lives or a family member’s life.

It’s at times like these that everybody finds out just what people are made of. Will they be there to do things to help out, will they become hermits, or will they just act like nothing is wrong and just continue doing the same things we do every day, or will they be real crazy and test out what ever they are told not to do and do it anyway.

Here I am wondering about the other guy, because the other guy could pass the disease on to me if he’s not doing what he’s been told to do. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt what I’m going to do, exactly what the President of the United States told us to do, stay in until the danger has passed, and if I must go out, use a mask that has been approved and gloves so that I wont become contaminated by other people that are not following the guidelines that have been set out for us to do.

There is no way to understand why some people will not follow instructions and guidelines set by the President. Most businesses are not supposed to be open at all, and the ones that will be allowed to be open have certain guidelines to follow. There are even some states that are not closing their borders like they were told to do.

 

there is no telling what it will take for these law defying Americans to wake up the the super intense danger that COVID-19 poses. It is like cancer in that it is no respecter of race, national origin, age, education or anything. But the main difference is that this kills a person so much faster than most cancers do. I know that there are some people that have died in a very short time once they were diagnosed, but most of the cancer patients do get to see their family and usually can say their goodbyes. On the other hand this COVID-19 is so bad that the people that have it are not allowed any visitors and nobody in the family can even say their goodbyes. Why?, you might ask. Because the patients with COVID-19 are put on ventilators and are usually only in a semi conscious state. Not being able to tell a loved one goodbye on their deathbed is very traumatic for most people. I know that there have been many family members that I could not say goodbye to. I am the only one in my family that lives in the state where I live, and further more, I don’t have a car. There have been many nights that I have cried myself to sleep on account of not being able to tell my loved ones goodbye.

This disease is so wicked that even new born babies from just a few days old(I think I read about one that was only 3 days old) to a few weeks or a few months old have been stricken by it and passed away without even being with their parents, and the parents did not get to even hold the baby and hug it and say goodbye in some cases.

You would think that teenagers would be mature enough to stay inside until the quarantine is over. But there are actually some rebellious teens that think they are invincible and are going out and doing such things as licking door handles and even licking public toilets. How stupid can they get? I don’t really want to know. and then there are those that will not stay in their own state and insist on crossing the borders. They don’t care if it’s against the law right now. Unfortunately one of the teenage boys that licked a public toilet died a few days later, if what I heard and read was true. Can you imagine how his parents feel. He’s gone just because he challenged authority.

From what I have been reading and hearing, we haven’t even scratched the surface as to how bad it may get if the scientists and doctors don’t find an anecdote or antibody, pretty soon, that will kill it. the worst part is how many of the heroes are getting it and dying because they are trying to treat and cure the ones that are sick. They are getting burned out from exhaustion and watching so many of the patients pass away. I wish that the police could arrest all of the ones that are going up and coughing and spitting in other peoples faces, like the elderly couple a few days ago. And if that wasn’t bad enough they are beating innocent people up for no reason. This is all so depressing.

Unfortunately, since I am one of the elderly with numerous medical problems I could very easily catch it and die. But at least I know that if I do, it’s not because I didn’t pay attention to the quarantine, because I am paying attention to it as close to the letter as I can.

With all that’s going on with the rebellious teenagers and not being able to purchase the protective masks and gloves, because there are virtually none to be found anyplace. I do clean my hands many many times a day though. I will do it as long as the hand sanitizer lasts anyway.

If you are one of the ones that is going against everything that is being done to try to help you to not get sick, please turn yourself around and start doing what you are supposed to do. There are enough people dying worldwide that there don’t need to be ones that are dying because of their own stupidity.

I’m going to end this with a prayer. Dearest Heavenly Father, I am asking You to put out Your loving arms and comfort those of us that just can’t seem to have any peace about doing the right thing even. I can’t believe the young people that are going so wild. Just please be with us though all of this. Every time I cough, I get scared even though I know that I have been doing the things I should be doing not to get the COVID-19. These are just really scary times. My biggest prayer is that this will bring more people closer to You and Your everlasting love. Please be with my Goddaughter, as she is on the front lines in Norfolk Virginia. Be with our leaders and our heroes that are working so hard to keep as many of us safe as is possible. And if it is possible, please bring those rebellious young people to their senses. Thank You for all that you do for us each and every day. For without you we could not even breathe. Thank You for sending Your only Son to die for us and pay for our sins on the cross. Help me to be the kind of person that just to look at me people will know that I am one of Your children, and nothing can pluck me out of Your loving Hands. In Jesus Holy name I pray for a hedge of protection around my family and friends. AMEN!!!!!

 

 

 

Even Young Children Can Make A Difference And Save A Life

This blog is about children saving adults and helping deliver babies. In our society today, most children are barely being tolerated. They are given electronic babysitters, so to speak, as soon as they are big enough to hold an iphone, and iPad, or a tablet. Then they are taught how to watch children’s movies on these devices, and left to their own resources. Unfortunately, that’s not the way to raise responsible adults. That’s the way to raise very selfish adults that are barely able to take care of their self, if they can even yake care of their self. And believe me, there are plenty of young adults that don’t know beans about living on their own and taking care of their self.

When I was growing up, we were taught our name, our parents name, our address, and our phone number. Believe it or not, there are some children today that don’t even know that much basic information. Now days there is almost no such a thing as a land line. the only people that have land lines are senior citizens that need the land lines to have their emergency alerts connected to them, otherwise everybody has a cell phone.

I saw an episode of a show, from back in the 90’s, called Rescue 911, where the Mother was expecting a baby any day. The Father had to work nights. They had a three year old son. They taught the son how to dial 911 and tell the operator that “my Mommy is having a baby”. That way the toddler would be able to accomplish this task of getting emergency help. They even had a phone installed in the bathroom, where he could reach it to dial 911. The toddler did have to use the phone to call 911, but not because his Mother was having a baby, but because his Mother was choking on a piece of hard candy, and had already fallen to the floor. Luckily enough the dispatcher could barely hear the Mother in the background gasping for breath. They thought that the toddler was just playing with the phone. Once they heard the Mother, they immediately sent help, but they kept the toddler on the phone until help arrived. So in essence, the toddler saved his Mother’s life.

In this blog, there is a video of a 5 year old girl that saved her Mother from drowning, in a pool, when her Mother had a seizure. There is a video¬†of a 5 year old little girl, that saved her Dad’s life, when he was having trouble breathing. Another video is of another 5 year old, but this time it was a little boy, that saved his Father’s life when he was in a diabetic coma. And last, but not least, there is an amazing video of an 8 year old little girl helping her Mom deliver her baby brother.

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A video about a 5 year old little girl that saved her drowning Mother.

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A video about when¬†Savannah’s¬†Dad was having trouble breathing and she called 911 for them to save her Dad’s life.

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A video of a 5 year old little boy who saves Dad in diabetic coma.

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Here is a video of an 8 year old little girl helping her Mom deliver her baby brother.

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Hopefully these videos have really impressed upon you that even¬†young children can be¬†very¬†resourceful and have the capability of saving an adult. It all has to do with proper teaching and upbringing. When children are taught to have compassion and concern for other people and to know the value of other person’s life, then they will react with that same compassion and love when it comes to saving another person’s life. These are the type of children that hopefully will be the leaders of our society someday. Otherwise, I think that our society is in grave danger of demise. We are already falling down a steep hill, at a very rapid pace. Something has to change for the better, or we may no longer be a thriving society, but a society in ruins.

There Is Always Someone Worse Off Than You

I know that most of you have heard the saying that “There is always someone worse off than you.” Probably, when things are going badly, you have to wonder about that. Today I am posting on different babies and children that are facing life with problems that seem to be¬†not even compatible with life, and in essence¬†against all odds. But they are living, none the less. Just try to remember these babies and their families the next time that you think that life couldn’t be any worse than what you are living. For these children and babies, they were born with everything stacked against them, yet they are surviving and smiling. Think about their future and all of the trials and tribulations that they will have to face for as long as they are alive. Some may not live to be adults, but they were not even expected to survive the first 24 hours of their respective lives.

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The first one is about a baby who had a birth defect that was visible on his prenatal ultra sounds. However, at the time, it was not clear what the birth defect was. Once the baby was born, it was discovered that the baby had a condition called encephalocele that caused his brain to grow through a hole in his skull and into his nose.

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Baby And Big Sister

The baby is now (or at the time of the article he was) 21 months old. it may look like he wouldn’t be able to breathe, but he has nostrils, just they are not side by side like normally is the case. He has one nostril on either side of the birth defect.

His mother and his big sister love him very much. He seems to be a happy baby, in spite of the growth on his nose. His Mother takes up for him whenever people make rude or hurtful remarks and act like bullies.

Read the article to get the full story.

the URL to the story is: http://www.littlethings.com/ollie-pinocchio-baby-v5/?utm_source=idc&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=babies

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This is a miracle baby for sure.

Even though he is missing part of his brain, and has only the bottom part of his skull, he is learning to talk.

This part of the article shows that he is still beating all of the odds. Obviously his family loves him very dearly also. He truly is a miracle baby.

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The third story is about a little girl who was born without bones, yet she is still living, and obviously she is happy. Miraculously some bones started growing by the time she reached 18 months old.  The URL to her story is:    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2312985/Janelly-Martinez-Amador-Incredible-bravery-girl-6-born-bones-overcome-illness-learn-dance.html

In the first picture below, Janelly Martinez Amador is just laying on the floor. In the second picture, you can see her feet turned almost backwards. Apparently she can’t feel it because she has very little bone structure. In the third picture you can see that it is necessary to use a harness to make sure that she doesn’t fall out of her wheelchair.

You can read all about her in the story referenced by the URL above.

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We Need To Be More Accepting And Compassionate Of Others

Like the title says, we need to be more accepting and compassionate of others. This is especially true of those of us that happen to be disabled or handicapped, either from birth, from an illness, or from some sort of accident.

As those of you that have read some of my blogs may already know, I am disabled due to an illness as well as numerous orthopedic problems. For a very good summation of when the disability started, please read the blog of March 5, 2016 titled “There Is Almost Always Someone Worse Off Than You”. Below¬†you will find a picture of what I looked like when I worked, before I lost my job for being too disabled, and having to have too many surgeries.

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One of my best friends was born with a condition called arthrogryposis as well as having spina bifida. He is unable to bend his arms, his legs, or his hands, and can only slightly bend his fingers. He can move his fingers enough to do computer work. As a matter of fact, he is a genius when it comes to computers. Below is a picture of Vladimir and his girlfriend Kalin.

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There is one very famous little boy, that people all over the world know, that is disabled due to an accident, and his name is Tripp Halstead. On Sept. 11, 2010, Tripp Hughes Halstead was born. He was injured by a tree limb falling out of a tree and hitting him in his head on the morning of Oct. 29, 2012.  He was not expected to survive the night. I have been following him since about the first or second week after his accident. Below is a picture of Tripp before the accident. he was such a smart, sweet little boy that everywhere that he went people would come to be with him.Tripp Before Accident

The next picture was right after the accident when he was in the hospital, right after his initial surgery and not expected to live. Nothing like the vivacious little boy above.Tripp After Accident and Surgery

This next picture is of how Tripp used to be right after he was discharged from the hospital to finally go back home. These were his stiff and expressionless days.

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The next picture is of Tripp now days. He still cannot do much more that have awesome facial expressions and try his hardest to move his arms and legs and to talk. He has come so far. It is just amazing. But he still has a long way to go. However, he is alive and he is happy most of the time. The two pictures bellow show some of his facial expressions.

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Everyday he makes great strides in his alertness and his overall personality. Tripp is really a trooper. Nobody knows how much more he will progress, but he has already surpassed any expectations that anybody had after his accident. He is truly a miracle little boy. He tries so hard to talk, and his laugh is contagious. He just keeps progressing more and more everyday. Below is a picture of Trip with his Mom and Dada in a special article that was done on him. To read the complete article go to http://bit.ly/1QKBoDa

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My purpose in doing this article is to point out how many different ways there are that someone can become disabled or handicapped. Society needs to stop treating us like we are third class citizens and don’t deserve to even exist on this earth. My friend has helped so many people with their computers that there is absolutely no way to keep count of them. I went back to school pulling oxygen tanks and wearing a face mask. I started work looking like the picture above. All of us handicapped or disabled people fight everyday just to be able to enjoy things that most people take for granted every day of their lives. We do matter, much to some people’s dismay.

I may be wrong in my thinking, but every time somebody treats me badly or doesn’t wait long enough for me to cross the street, because the walk sign has already changed, I wish that they would have to be in a wheelchair for a few days and see just what it’s like for us. I can almost guarantee that once someone that is so call it normal ends up in a wheelchair, they will think and act quite differently from what they currently act.

There is a story that I think about every time I hear someone talk about not being able to deal with the limitations of a disabled or handicapped person. The story goes something like this: One day a disabled veteran had finally been returned to the states after a lengthy recovery form injuries received during the war. Not wanting his parents to welcome him home just because he was their son, he called them first. He went on to describe his “best friend” that needed a place to stay until he could get back on his feet. He started out by saying that the friend had night terrors and would sometimes cry and scream out in the night. His parents said that theat was OK, and that they would let him stay in the bedroom further-est away from them so his screaming would not bother anybody. The son went on to say that he had only one arm and would need help with being fed. Once again, his parents said that there would be no problem with them helping to feed him. Then came the last straw. He told them that he had no legs and had to use the bathroom in his bed or else someone had to carry him to the bathroom and physically put him on the toilet. At that point his parents said that they could not handle that. He told their son that they were sorry, but that his friend would have to find some place else to stay, that he could not stay with them. They said that it would be hard enough for him, their son, to get used to being back home and having to deal with the PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) that everybody was talking about all of the returning servicemen having to deal with. At that point the son said OK, that he understood what they were saying. Just a few hours later there came a knock at the parents door. It was the local police. They told the parents that they had found a serviceman in a phone booth that had only one arm and no legs. He had blown his head off. Unfortunately the police said that the ID was that of their son. At that point the Mother passed out. She realized that the son was feeling them out asking them about accepting the friend when it was actually him that he was talking about. He did not want to be a burden on them.

Please take the story to heart. You never know when the handicap or disability may happen to a loved one or even yourself. Learn to be more accepting and compassionate to the disabled or handicapped people that you come upon.