Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Prayers needed

The degree of separation is quite a bit but (my brother) Dakota's best friend, Keenan's sister and her fiance were involved in a terrible tragedy. Kate and Jesus were recently engaged and were in Puerto Rico meeting his family. They were at a family gathering when Jesus' uncle torched the family with gasoline. Four people have died because of the injuries, including Jesus. Kate has been flown to Miami and is in a medically induced coma and does not know Jesus has died.

I can only imagine what this family is going through and what they will go through. I have never met Kate or Jesus but when I learned of Jesus' death I cried and my heart aches each time I think about it. I slept horribly last night and woke up early and I immediately logged on to facebook to see if there was anymore news. If I am this upset by this tragedy, how much pain must the family be feeling? There have been many news stories and videos. This one is telling of their love for each other and how hard it will be for Kate when she wakes up to hear the news.

So a couple things... Please pray for the families involved. Pray for Kate, that if she lives that she will find comfort after such a great loss and traumatic experience. Also, give thanks for what you have because at any moment, life can change. Pray.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Years Resolution

It seems a bit cliche for my first post of 2011 to be my new years resolution but I think this is important to let the world know and help hold me accountable to.

My new year resolution is to let go of my inhibitions without getting drunk.

I don't get drunk often, probably bi-yearly but when I do it always seems like I have a blast doing whatever it is I am doing and I think it is because I don't hold back. I am a shy person, I always have been. When I drink though I let that go, I am unafraid. I want to be able to do that without alcohol because the next day sucks... wouldn't it be nice if I had fun the night before and the next morning felt great?

What I need you to do... remind me the world isn't looking at me and to enjoy the moment. Remind me I don't need to drink a bottle of wine to have a blast.

Let's have fun in 2011!