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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Sunday, June 07, 2009

My crybaby day

 I cried several times today. 

 It was a very full day, and I must admit that I am exhausted. But I wasn't exhausted when I cried. I cried because it was worth crying over. 

 First things first....

 An apology to my husband comes first. He pointed out after my last blog that my favorite companion should NOT be books, but rather, HIM. I have to agree. When he is available, I will choose him any day. 
 But since he is so often not available, I am very glad to have books around to keep me company, and to keep me from losing my mind. They make very good middle of the night bedmates, keeping my mind full (rather then stressed) without making him jealous! 
 So, Andrew Ian - Yes, I love you more then books, and will gladly chose you as my favorite companion any day. 
 But until you return, be very glad I have books to keep me company... 

 Today we went to see "UP", the latest Disney/Pixar feature film. It was absolutely precious. Touching. Tearjerking. 
 And that was just in the first 10 minutes. 

 Of course, I cried in the previews too, so perhaps crying was just my theme of the day? 
 Let me explain why though... 
 We were at the Disney store before we went to the movie, and as we shopped, I was reminded of something that I had noticed last time I had entered their realm. None of the Disney characters are dark skinned. Aladdin and Jasmine are about as dark as you get. So I asked when they were going to get a black Princess. 
 The saleslady said "soon", but I didn't think she really meant it. But... when we were sitting in the theatre, waiting for "UP" to start, there was a preview for "The Princess and the Frog". I just started crying. It comes "to theaters everywhere" Dec. 11th. I should have my little princess by then. I so desperately want to have my little dark skinned princess home with me by then. I am going to claim that, and I would like you to claim it with me. 
 Please Lord, let me have my princess home by then! 

 I started the movie out already crying. For any of you who have seen the movie, you know it is emotional there at the beginning anyway, so tears were just streaming down my face for that. 
 Of course I laughed a lot too. It is a Pixar, and made for children. Canaan loved it. Zion spent some of it slightly afraid, and sitting in my lap with my hands over his ears, but overall he loved it too. 
 Disney has not thrilled me in awhile. This was probably a little too adult themed at times, (completely over my kids head) and slightly violent, but overall, I was pleased. I was not expecting to be pleased, so color me surprised. 
 I even cried during the closing credits - talk about going out with a bang. 

 Good job Disney. Keep up the good work. 


autumnesf said...

Although Disney is behind the curve...there are lots of places on the internet for toys reflecting all diversities.

What did we do before the web???

And surely hubs knows that no book compares to the real live prince charming.

Carrie said...

Well, Bethany, I could have told you about The Princess and the Frog! I am so sorry I didn't!!!!!!!!
And, I am glad you had a "cry" day, that is just so refreshing sometimes. Can't wait to read your blog about your "NEW" good news!!!!
Can't wait to meet your dark skinned princess!!!!

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