Thursday, November 13, 2008

To Write Love on Her Arm Day

If you guys didn't know, today (November 13th) is To Write Love on Her Arm Day (TWLOHA). TWLOHA is an organization that provides hope and information to those struggling with suicide, self harm, depression, and hopelessness. On this day, you are supposed to write "LOVE" on your arm and if people ask why you have it there, you can talk to them about the subject. As a Christian, I would also use this as an opportunity to share Christ with strangers.

I wrote "LOVE" on my left arm today (as shown to the right), and though I didn't go anywhere or get asked I am reminded that I am loved every time i see it. :o)

Depression, Self-Harm, and Suicide are all topics considered taboo in today's culture, but they affect so many people in the United States and around the world. As someone who has had personal experience with struggling with these issues I really appreciate that an organization exists to try and make this subject less taboo. If you ever suspect that anyone you know is dealing with these problems, please reach out and show love. You may save their life and make more of an impact then you will ever know.

I am glad I am loved, and want to give anyone who wants a hug a hug :o)

Please support TWLOHA day in the future, and remember to keep your heart open to being someone's support.


Sunday, November 2, 2008

God is AMAZING!!!

Wow... God shows me things every day!

Just take birth for example. Even when babies come out very premature, like my nephew, God takes care of them and they bounce back to be perfectly healthy children. The intricacies of the human body astound me... God sure knows what he is doing.

Here is Josh at birth:

And as of last week (2 years 3 months):

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween 2008 :-)

This Halloween was very laid back and simple. I didn't really dress up, but rather wore a little Japanese like cartoon kitty cat hat to our church harvest festival. Before we left for that, my nephew and sister/mother in law came over for pictures. He was a little doggy and suuuuuuper cute!

At the Halloween festival we just walked around, said hi to our nieces, and saw some friends. Man, aren't me and my friends made for each other?

After the harvest festival, our friends Michael and Natalie invited us to go to dinner with them (at like 9pm) and we happily agreed. We went to Nuevo Grill and ate while discussing politicals and our lives for about an hour and a half. We finally left when we looked up and were the last people in the entire restaurant. :) Nick and I came home and I passed out from tiredness. I was so tired that when Nick decided to go to bed and tried to wake me up I didn't budge. I woke up at 4:30am and finally went to bed in bed. :P

How was all of your guys halloween?