"It is a sad fate for a man to die to well known to everybody else and still unknown to himself" ~ Francis Bacon

Dare To Dream

THE ARTIST IN RED

ONCE IN A GREAT WHILE Artist Laurel Holloman leaves Luartfan SPEECHLESS!!!!! freefallingprofilepicture copyright ~ miki turner

 ALL THE WORLD INSIDE EXHIBITION is currently underway in Berlin, Germany with 16 huge murals being presented for showing. Nine new paintings and seven from the artist’s Free Falling Collection.

The exhibition officially opened to the public on April 28th and will run through June 23rd, 2013. Opening hours will be from 10am – 6pm.  Closed on Mondays with free entrance.

Check out the magnificent space by clicking on the link ~ http://www.palazzo-italia.com/

Just as I imagined prior to the opening of ALL THE WORLD INSIDE EXHIBITION and the unveiling of the artist’s sixteen magnificent masterpieces. I knew  the Palazzo-Italia would undergo a beautiful, physical transformation once the sixteen paintings were hung upon the walls. There is no doubt the paintings will continue to echo their presence long after they are gone in June of this year.

Today however, while each painting quietly hangs upon the walls of the Palazzo-Italia separately and yet together, they allow us a glimpse of the inner soul that currently resides within the artist. 

Leaving you to discover the hidden meaning from their titles and maybe if you are fortunate and  look hard enough, long enough you will discover a  small resemblance of yourself…..

One thing is for certain….each painting leaves us inspired, breathless and speechless.

Just like their creator.

The one, the only….. Artist Laurel Holloman.

picture copyright ~ laurel holloman

Starting May 30th to September 30th 2013 in Venice, Italy, one of Holloman’s paintings titled “SWELL” will be apart of a group show located in the Venice Biennale called  NELL’ ACQUA CAPISCO (In The Water I Understand) curated by Claudio Libero Pisano. http://www.nonsolocinema.com/Nell-acqua-capisco_27850.html  http://www.myartguides.com/venice-art-biennale-2013/art-biennale/collateral-events/item/577-nellacqua-capisco

On March 12th Miki Turner an award-winning photojournalist (http://mikiphotogallery.com) and author of the newly released book “Journey To The Woman I’ve Come To Love” (http://www.mikiphotola.blogspot.com )/ openly congratulated Holloman for her recent honor of having one her paintings “SWELL” being accepted in the Venice Biennale. Turner (@mikiturner, twitter username) quoted in an open public tweet that reads as follows: “congrats to my sistahgurl @nalamommy (Holloman’s twitter username) for getting into the Venice Biennale! it’s a tremendous accomplishment for a deserving talent!”

Personally I couldn’t agree more with Turner’s comments and so this is why I chose to add it to this post. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ARTIST!

A9z8WrpCQAAC5pY picture copyright ~ miki turner, laurel holloman

Holloman is leaving her own unique imprint within the prestigious art world with her massive size paintings she exhibits and sells to collectors world-wide. Breuer Collection, Isabelle Van Rolleghem Collection, Ethos Capital, Bernhard Kalchruber Collection, Waite Collection, Marla Henderson Design, Hunt Collection, Hoagland Collection, KK Pang Collection, Raweia Nouri Design.

With ALL THE WORLD INSIDE’S nine new masterpieces joining forces along side of FREE FALLING’s seven masterpieces during the Berlin, Germany Exhibition; the artist is setting a new bar that will not easily be reached, if ever, by any other male or female abstract artist.

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“I let myself be who I was…. loving myself. You should just be who you are and not worry about all the other noise.” ~ Artist and Mom of two beautiful God Given daughters ~ Laurel Holloman

Laurel supports Emergency, so can you by making a $25.00 donation to help relieve suffering in war-torn areas by visiting Laurel’s website at http://www.laurelholloman.net/ and click the PRINTS TAB, then the VENICE TAB, scroll down the page where you will find the “DONATION TO EMERGENCY” link.

The success of Free Falling in Venezia during the 2012 Exhibition purchased 22 cardiac valves for children in Salam Center.

In honor of the artist’s BIRTHDAY on May 23rd and throughout the 2013 “ALL THE WORLD INSIDE EXHIBITION” let us help double, if not triple this number with a donation.

Will you help me?

Together, we can do it. We can help save a life!

http://www.the-hart-foundation.org/

http://www.emergency.it/flex/FixedPages/Common/assemblewidget.php/L/IT?utm_source=facebook-emergency&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=open-heart

Dreams are like stars. You may not be able to touch them but if you follow them, they will lead you to your destiny.

Note: “THE ARTIST IN RED” will be the last post for the Luartfan.com blog. It will remain up until the end of June.

It has been an honor and a privilege to share with my readers, real people who leave me inspired and of real life issues I hold dear to my heart.

I thank each of you for giving your time and stopping by.

Respectfully, and with much love I sign out with this song dedicated to the Artist ~ http://youtu.be/X0aszDShxHk 

~To touch your work in the prints and canvas, to hold them in my hands, to take them on my tours… the need to have them with me for inspiration… just means I will be ….. A Lu Art Fan Forever. 

An Incredible Journey.

Luartfan


GOD SAID, NO.

 

I asked GOD to take away my bad habits. GOD said, “No. It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.”

I asked GOD to grant me patience. GOD said, “No. Patience is a by-product of tribulations; it isn’t granted, it is learned.”

I asked GOD to make my handicapped child whole. GOD said, “No. His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.”

I asked GOD to give me happiness. GOD said, “No. I give you blessings; happiness is up to you.”

I asked GOD to spare me pain. GOD said, “No. Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.”

I asked GOD to make my spirit grow. GOD said, “No. You must grow on your own but I will prune you to make you fruitful.”

I asked GOD for all things that I might enjoy life. GOD said, “No. I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.”

I asked GOD to help me love others, as much as he loves me. GOD said, “AHHHH, my child, finally you have the idea.”

 

NOTE: This post is dedicated to my five hearts.

Where ever GOD leads you in life…whether it be near or far, I am grateful to love you, the gift of loving you completes me.

Always remember… you can’t lead where you have never been. HIS LOVE IS GREATER STILL.

And, I Love You.


Once In A Great While

ONCE IN A GREAT WHILE Artist Laurel Holloman will leave Luartfan SPEECHLESS!!!!!freefallingprofile
picture copyright ~ miki turner

 ALL THE WORLD INSIDE EXHIBITION will be in Berlin, Germany with 16 huge murals being presented for showing. Nine new paintings and seven from the artist’s Free Falling Collection. Beginning April 28th through June 23rd, 2013 the exhibiton will be open to the public.
Opening hours will be from 10am – 6pm. Closed on Mondays except for April 29, 2013.
Free entrance.

Check out the magnificent space by clicking on the link ~ http://www.palazzo-italia.com/
And while everyone oohs and ahhhs over the chosen space now…..we can’t begin to imagine the positive, physical transformation that will take place within the building, once Laurel’s paintings takes up residence there for a few months.

Starting June 1st to November 30th 2013 in Venice, Italy, one of Holloman’s paintings titled “SWELL” will be apart of a group show located in the Venice Biennale called  Nell’acqua capisco, curated by Claudio Libero Pisano.

On March 12th Miki Turner an award-winning photojournalist (http://mikiphotogallery.com) and author of the newly released book “Journey To The Woman I’ve Come To Love” (http://www.mikiphotola.blogspot.com )/ openly congratulated Holloman for her recent honor of having one her paintings “SWELL” being accepted in the Venice Biennale.
Turner (@mikiturner, twitter username) quoted in an open public tweet that reads as follows: “congrats to my sistahgurl @nalamommy (Holloman’s twitter username) for getting into the Venice Biennale! it’s a tremendous accomplishment for a deserving talent!”

Personally I couldn’t agree more with Turner’s comments and so this is why I chose to add it to this post.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ARTIST!

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picture copyright ~ miki turner, laurel holloman

Holloman is leaving her own unique imprint within the prestigious art world with her massive size paintings she exhibits and sells to collectors world-wide. Breuer Collection, Isabelle Van Rolleghem Collection, Ethos Capital, Bernhard Kalchruber Collection, Waite Collection, Marla Henderson Design, Hunt Collection, Hoagland Collection, KK Pang Collection, Raweia Nouri Design.

With ALL THE WORLD INSIDE’S nine new masterpieces joining forces along side of FREE FALLING’s seven masterpieces during the Berlin, Germany Exhibition; the artist is setting a new bar that will not easily be reached, if ever, by any other male or female abstract artist.

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Let Me Fall ~ picture copyright ~ laurel holloman

“I let myself be who I was…. loving myself. You should just be who you are and not worry about all the other noise.” ~ Artist and Mom of two beautiful God Given daughters ~ Laurel Holloman

Laurel supports Emergency, so can you by making a $25.00 donation to help relieve suffering in war-torn areas by visiting Laurel’s website at http://www.laurelholloman.net/ and click the PRINTS TAB, then the VENICE TAB, scroll down the page where you will find the “DONATION TO EMERGENCY” link.

The success of Free Falling in Venezia purchased 22 cardiac valves for children in Salam Center.
Let us help double, if not triple this number in 2013; during Laurel’s Berlin ALL THE WORLD INSIDE EXHIBITION.
Will you help me? Together, we can do it, we can help save a life!

http://www.emergency.it/flex/FixedPages/Common/assemblewidget.php/L/IT?utm_source=facebook-emergency&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=open-heart

Dreams are like stars. You may not be able to touch them but if you follow them, they will lead you to your destiny.

xoxo,
Luartfan


A Can Of Whoop Ass, Opened In Love

After reading the tweets posted earlier on Laurel’s twitter page…. I had to read them over again, attempting to understand the remarks. I never did.
But I do have something to share from reading the comments that was posted.
Crazy thing is I have more than a 140 words to share, so I opted to post it here.

Understand please they are my thoughts, opinions and in NO WAY have been endorsed by Laurel.

If I could speak with Laurel today, I would remind her to never look back and to give no mind to those who only wish to distract her from pursuing what is important to her purpose in life, being happy.

A person’s ability and willingness to pursue their happiness and goals, both personal and professional are apart of their God given inalienable rights and are often criticized when doing so.

I would encourage her to click on her own link from time to time http://www.laurelholloman.net for a gentle reminder of what yet lies ahead and to always be proud of these accomplishments; while being grateful for the journey she has traveled and respectfully leaves behind.

1.) If one really took the time to search and seek… it is evident Laurel has been recognized and is continuing to receive recognition in the influential, professional art world, from around the globe.

The list of private collectors (Breuer Collection, Isabelle Van Rolleghem Collection, Ethos Capital, Waite Collection, Marla Henderson Design, Hunt Collection, Hoagland Collection, KK Pang Collection, Raweia Nouri Design) to me, speaks for itself and shows that her GOD GIVEN inner gifts were noticed, appreciated and accepted worthy from professional people who specialize, understand, and appreciate the natural hidden talent she offers onto canvas as a professional abstract artist/painter.

My first point ~ Laurel is a good painter and continues to get better with each stroke of the brush ….. and the professional’s in the art world have accepted her in it. In my opinion they were wise to do so; and certainly blessed to have her.
The professional film Industrys’ loss is certainly the professional art worlds’ gain.

Honestly, (ART) is one area I don’t think I would or could be courageous enough to step into and for Laurel to find faith, strength and the courage within herself to take that step… speaks silently to me and to many around the world of the simplicity and true beauty that lies within and continues to define this remarkable woman.

2.) I believe Laurel has proven rather to be a pretty damn good philospher. I looked these words up to make sure I was accurate with my definitions.

a.) philosopher, philosophy- A person with the study of knowledge; a fundamental principle; a system of beliefs.

Laurel holds a BA from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
My second point ~ Four plus years of study proves she has plenty of knowledge.

b.) fundamental principle ~ fundamental ~ basic; an essential part. ~ Principle ~ a fundamental rule; concept

Laurel has served both publicly and privately with her humanitarian efforts for several charity causes throughout recent years. The lending of her name, dedication, time and love has helped secure unknown monies from around the world just by standing on the principles of sharing and self-sacrifice. We will never know the millions of lives that have been saved in peace and wartime efforts & during natural disasters crisis and have benefited from the resources these monies help provide.

My third point ~ This is a pretty honorable principle she and her family should be very proud of.

c.) system of beliefs ~ faith; trust and expectation

From her comments during a national televised event some years back while accepting an award and standing firm, she publicly voiced her opinion in support of the LGBT family; speaking against PROP 8.
I have witnessed over the last few years on social media Laurel being supportive of different “beliefs” which are often politically attacked or overlooked.
Such as but not limited to any one specific event.
Women’s Rights ~ The belief that women should be considered equal to.
LGBT Rights ~ Equality for all.
Adoption ~ It is often overlooked. Laurel’s unconditional love speaks for itself with regards to this issue.

Now I am going to attempt to share in a firm and loving way my opinions with the last two remarks I read about.

I have yet to see or read where Laurel has ever publicly disrespected anyone’s personal beliefs or opinions often tweeted to her.
I would guess she respects many opinions offered, whether she agrees with them or not.

Unfortunately, I have witnessed via social media many negative tweets toward Laurel because she has chosen to stand firm on her own belief that: (It was time to let go of those things which no longer challenged her inwardly and chose to move forward to find something that will keep her challenged, happy and fulfilled.)

“Of our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness” ~ Francois de la Rochefoucauld

I am happy to see she refused to remain idle, choosing to break free.
I recommend to everyone who respects and loves her, to do the same. It’s time.

I share this…. someone has to till up the soil in preparation for planting the garden. Another follows behind to plant the seeds of the many different fruits and crops. Then another comes along to water for nourishment so the seeds sprout up. BUT, if everyone who is wanting a share from the garden, including those who created the garden remain in the garden, walking about and trampling on the seeds thereof, never watering it, but suffocating and destroying it. How then will the garden bring forth to it’s fullest potential the finish product so to benefit everyone? It can’t.
In the end, if the garden is ruined; everyone is hurt, because the fruit/crop was lost due to the ignorance of the people from their own negligence. Yet they are quick to place blame back on the very soil they trampled saying it didn’t produce to their liking.

Parenting ~
I myself am a parent, and have been for over nineteen and half years now. I will let you in on a little secret about parenting. I discovered within hours of receiving my new precious gifts into this world, they didn’t come with an instruction manual. HELLO, EVERYTHING NEW in this world comes with an instruction manual…. except children.

So when someone deliberately attacks a friend of mine; or anyone who tries to be a loving parent and calls to question parenting skills…..I have a message to offer back.

I strongly hope you took a long look within yourself even if you are not a parent as of yet, because I will call you out. When pointing a finger, don’t be to blind to see the three pointing backwards, aiming at the direction of your heart. Check yourself first, please; before casting judgement on another.
And unless you have written the ultimate instruction manual on parenting, the one with the copyright of GOD himself and not the bible, I already have one….. then I really don’t care to hear or read your opinion as to why you believe you can call to question anyone’s parenting skills.

Sham ~ false; hoax; counterfeit; artificiality

All I have to say here is for any and all of you who hide your true identity behind Laurel’s name and pictures and JB’s name and pictures on and through out the social media websites…. I don’t believe you can be any more artificial and that is nothing more than a hoax. A false pretense. Counterfeit.

The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. ~ Henery David Thoreau

http://youtu.be/DpevqxljOKY ~ My Wish For Laurel

Luartfan


MESSAGE FROM DARRELL SCOTT, FATHER OF RACHEL SCOTT ~ COLUMBINE

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COLUMBINE STUDENT’S FATHER 12 YEARS LATER!!!

Guess our national leaders didn’t expect this. On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.
They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and deeply personal. There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying in the wilderness. The following is a portion of the transcript:

“Since the dawn of creation there has been both good &evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.
“The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used.. Neither was it the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain’s heart.
“In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA – because I don’t believe that they are responsible for my daughter’s death. Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel’s murder I would be their strongest opponent
I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy — it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best.

Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
Your words are empty air.
You’ve stripped away our heritage,
You’ve outlawed simple prayer.
Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
And precious children die.
You seek for answers everywhere,
And ask the question “Why?”
You regulate restrictive laws,
Through legislative creed.
And yet you fail to understand,
That God is what we need!

“Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational systems for most of our nation’s history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact.
What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine’s tragedy occurs — politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws.
Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our own hearts.

“As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young person in America , and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him.

To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA — I give to you a sincere challenge.. Dare to examine your own heart before casting the first stone!
My daughter’s death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not allow that to happen!”
– Darrell Scott

Do what the media did not – – let the nation hear this man’s speech. Please share.

Luartfan


To Many Unanswered Questions

So the world is supposed to be ending,  huh? That’s bad because I never have found out who let the dogs out, the way to get to Sesame Street, why Dora doesn’t just use Google maps, why we don’t ever see the headline “Psychic Wins Lottery”, why women can’t put on mascara with their mouth closed, why “abbreviated” is such a long word, why lemon juice is made with artificial flavor yet dishwashing liquid is made with real lemons, why they sterilize the needle for lethal injections, why do you have to “put your two cents in” but it’s only a “penny for your thoughts”? Where’s that extra penny going to? Why did Joanie love Chachi? If a deaf person has to go to court is it still called a hearing? Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane? Does the alphabet song and twinkle twinkle little star have the same tune? Why did you just try to sing those two previous songs? And just what is Victoria’s secret? You see, the world just has to keep going. I have too many questions……and do you really think I am this witty ????, because I actually stole this from a friend, who stole from a friend , who stole from a friend , who stole from for a friend , who stole from a friend ….I dont know who wrote this , I can’t find a name.

 

 

Hope you steal it, share it and laugh a little this weekend!!!!

Luartfan

 


THE POSSIBLE BREAKDOWN?

A few months back when the weather was still warm outside, I was driving up the state to spend some time with my mom. While driving I passed a family that was actually outside playing baseball or softball in the yard. They had their aunts and uncles, cousins or maybe friends, neighbors sitting in lawn chairs rooting them on…. I slowed down, cracked the window a bit and smiled as I watched a little boy run the bases and seeing another try and chase him for the tag and listening to the cheering section. For me that was unusual in this day and age to see such a sight.
Kids, families rarely take the time to spend that kind of quality time together anymore. I mean yeah, we have our children enrolled in community sports, like soccer, church basketball or on school sports teams, that is if they are good enough to make the team. It is true, the times have changed, and so have the consequences of what we have allowed to take the place of our responsibilities.

Remembering when I was in elementary school…. I could remember having a fear, a good fear of hoping to never being sent to the principals office. Back in the 1970s
if you were called to the principals office, it mainly meant you would be receiving the paddle… aka a swat on the rear! I can honestly remember kids, mainly boys who
would be called out of class for such a visit and you knew what happened upon their return because most of them had a red face or a tear. I don’t ever recall the same boy ever being called out twice, but only once in the entire year…. which meant, a ONE TIME TRIP TO SEE THE PRINCIPAL IS ALL YOU WOULD NEED.
NOw a days, the paddle has been replaced with cards… when a kid gets into trouble from the teacher, he/she has to pull a card, if again they get into trouble, they have to pull a yellow card, again if in trouble they pull a red card and lose their break/recess… If a more serious offense then they have to take a trip to the principals office for a verbal discussion and possibly an entire day of recess loss????? I mean really? I know some kids who rarely get recess anymore…. Do you know what this does to a child within? Just think about it, for a second? Do you know what this does to a teacher? They have no authority, they have no rights either, like the parents. They fear losing their jobs, or worse being sued which will affect their careers and family.

I also remember when being a kid, if I got into trouble by a responsible adult or family member… then I got into trouble when I got home. There was none of this, Aunt Jane is to blame or Uncle Tommy is to blame or Mr/Mrs DOE(teacher) is lying. There was a genuine good healthy fear, that kept us kids in balance and within the boundaries of right and wrong…. back then right and wrong was defined by the ten commandments!

I never went to church as a kid… but I knew about the ten commandments… they were a foundation for my generation to have the right to build upon if we chose to do so. I don’t recall ever being mentally scarred, or emotionally devastated because the ten commandments were within public buildings and in full view for my eyes to read them if I chose to do so.

I can only offer my opinion as to why we are seeing such devastating results in our communities with our children…. when you take away discipline and rights from parents, and responsible adults who love and care for our children and give these rights to the children…. we in turn rob our children of that healthy fear, to help them thrive in life and society.

Since the mid 70s, we have succeeded in taking away discipline in the schools, we have removed the very foundation our country was built on (The Ten Commandments) from our public buildings and view. We have taken away parental rights by allowing the HIPAA LAW to pass in 1995 and signed in 1996 into law;  which gives our children the right to have full say over GUARDIAN OF THEIR PERSON at a very young and immature age and DENY US AS PARENTS the right to be privy to any mental, medical, or health records. Yet, I see everyday parents being blamed for not taking enough responsibility in raising their children up right or disciplining them right? Who can tell me what is right? How are you raising your child, better than I or my neighbor? When most parents have fear of being arrested for abuse because their teenager is out of control… we see it time and time again… remember the FB DAD who corrected his daughter? The police was all over his ass….and the kids know this, they know they have more rights than you and I.

We have no right or wrong boundaries anymore? Some say it is alright to smoke pot, drink beer, smoke a cigarette, others say it is not? MY GOD, our own states and federal agencies are divided over certain issues… How confusing to our children? And yet the parents are to blame?
The law says if you can’t control your kids, then let us find a reason or better yet, you as parents give us a reason to arrest them and we will do it for you? When doing that… their entire future is at stake, if not ruined? Is that what we have come to? Is this the right answer? Throw them behind bars? Out of sight out of mind kind of answer? I wish someone would answer me…. because my mind doesn’t really know. My heart tells me NO, it isn’t the right answer… because we are better than this!

This is what I do know. When I was kid, I had a healthy fear of my teachers, principals, aunts, uncles, parent, community law enforcement …but my biggest fear was my grandparents who I can remember having to go out and pick and pull my switch off the tree for my discipline when I was in need of correction…. do you know what that can do to you as a kid??? It can straighten your attitude, and adjust your way of thinking quicker than anything! It will teach you to be respectful of others…

I remember not having a choice when having to go visit family and or sitting and watching 60 minutes or worse The Lawrence Welk Show as a kid…. instead of Jackass and sponge bob.
I also remember being able to laugh with my cousins because our families always had time for each other and we made quality time to play hide and go seek, tag, freeze tag, red rover red rover send crazy right over, cards, board games, (family feud was my all time favorite, in fact I still have it for the memories) My favorite part of the yard games was when everyone would put their foot or fist in the huddle and someone would count off like so to pick who would be it! Who can remember this one… my mother and your mother were hanging up clothes, my mother socked your mother right in the nose.. what color was the blood? Then someone would pick a color and you would then spell the color out, in turn who ever’s fist the last letter landed on was not it.

Kids today don’t even know what freeze tag is… much less know how to be fair in being picked first or accepting being last. We see more and more of bullying techniques.

Look, I don’t have the answers. I only know I fear for my sons, their futures, and their future families in this current environment in which we live. Without the right to healthy discipline in our schools and homes, without healthy boundaries and being given the right to choose foundations of right and wrong defined by the ten commandments and without giving new parents and parents of young children the security and right to step in and make proper decisions for their wellbeing, when their children are not mature enough to do so or in danger of destroying their health, lives….. we will have no one to blame but ourselves for allowing our law makers to continue to do it for us. WITH THAT SAID I CONTINUE WITH THIS:

I am appalled to read in the news about the deceased Nancy Lanza, mother of Adam Lanza a 19 year old…. who by definitions of the UNITED STATES LAW, was considered an adult, and deemed completely responsible for having being able to make decisions for himself as guardian of his person…. in turn his mother had no right, nor was privy to any of his medical or mental records under the HIPAA LAW long before he ever turned 19. If guessing probably since he turned 15. She is unable to speak now… but being a mother of a 19 year old myself; this media attack on her, hits close to home and I will be a voice to speak up to those passing judgment upon her. Though our issues here are different, the red tape with the HIPAA LAW is the same. I know what I have dealt with personally the last few years with my son in dealing with the confidentiality laws, and hospitals privy acts and blah blah blah… in regards to my sons prescription drug addiction…. I was thrown out of a hospital room a few years back, because I wanted my son to get help… at the time he was in denial of his addiction. He had more rights than I, which is still the case with all our children. DO NOT BLAME THE PARENTS…. BLAME THE STATES AND BLAME WASHINGTON for the current mess we have….again, we can blame ourselves as parents, if we fail to stand and call for RESPONSIBLE CHANGE!!!

Instead of always taking away… we need to consider giving back….

I think there could be room for revisement within the gun control issue… I just don’t want another mistake like what is within the HIPAA LAW and everything gets taken away from good people for protecting their families and property from the bad ones, who never follow the laws anyway.  I think there should be revisement within the HIPAA LAW, instead of taking all parents rights away… take only from the ones who deserve their rights taken.
I honestly feel if we start here, we might be successful in securing a safer more productive environment for our future generations of children. We as parents have a responsibility, more so now than ever to contact our local congressman and demand change by having our voices heard.

REMEMBER THIS:
Those who want to be bad, will always be… no law, no amount of discipline, love will change this…. it is written into the fabric of our time….. it was so from the beginning and it will continue thru out the ages, long after you and I are gone.

This is just my thoughts for I am troubled. AND for those who asked how I can sleep at night? The truth is… for about the last four to five years… I have slept very little… my heart aches constantly, my spirit stays troubled…. because we just don’t need change, we need RESPONSIBLE CHANGE and that starts within all of us who call America home.

Tonight I pray for Ryan Lanza and his father… they too are grieving for they have lost a mother, brother, son and I am certain a friend….

May GOD GRANT PEACE TO ALL, AND IN TIME, MAY GOOD COME FROM THIS.

luartfan


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