Thursday, October 18, 2007

children and birthcontrol

As I'm sitting at the table during craft time at mops we got started on an interesting conversation. We were talking about the new law (i'm not sure if it has been passed yet or not) about middle schoolers being able to get birthcontrol prescriptions. My opinion (which i think is the right one) is that it's ridiculous! Kids have no business taking those things and it definantly shouldn't be so easy for them to get them. I say if my kid feels that they are old enough to do the crime then they are old enough to deal with the aftermath. Whether it be an STD or pregnancy. Of course I don't want either one of those to happen but that doesn't mean that I'm going to go out there and make it easy for them either. Another lady unfortanantly did not agree. Which surprised me as she is a Pastors wife. She says that she works with problem girls all the time and she disagrees with that. I asked her if one of her kids came to her would she provide them with condoms and birthcontrol and she said that after she told them all of the problems that come along with if they still wanted to she would. She feels that since they are trying to be responsible then yes give it to them. Which I just thought was insane. She says she feel morally its wrong to do that before marriage but she wants her kids to be safe and if they want it bad enough they will get it anyways. I told her yes I want mine safe to but there is no way that I'm going to make it so easy for them. I told her that for me it was also an eternal issue for me. That one day I will have to stand before the Lord and I want to tell Him i did my very best with my kids and I cant do that if I ever handed them the pills or anything else for that matter. What do you think, am I wrong on this issue? (Of course I dont' really think I am just curious as to what you think)


Today at mops was an interesting morning. To start off with.... I'm sitting at the table with different people when I look up and see a man that looks like he has just stepped off the set of Men In Black! I start laughing and tell everyone that he looks like he is with the CIA or FBI. Then we see him greet other people so we just go on with our business. THen they introduce our speeker and up comes our man. And he does work with the FBI actually and undercover agent! How exciting is that. He starts off with "I don't want to scare you but..." It was actually very informative and very interesting. He told us all about child safety on the internet and with strangers. Things to do just in case something horrible happens to our kids and when it really is ok to call the cops. It's such a sad place that our world has become. When we can't even let our kids go outside without the worry of who is out there watching. Things happen in just a matter of minutes sometimes seconds. What are we as parents supposed to do? My stomach turns as i think about it and my heart breaks for the parents who are living it right now. All I can do is pray!

my family

WHen we came we were 3 and now.....
we're 5!

baby jesse