My opinion on vaccines

I am not anti-vaccine. 
I am not pro-vaccine. 
I am pro-information. 

I want people to know the risks of vaccinating and the risks of not vaccinating.  And then I want them to be able to CHOOSE what is right for their child or themselves.  I do not want the government to force people to vaccinate.

I want people to be open to the reality that vaccines sometimes cause harm.  And I want people to realize that the pharmaceutical companies are not completely open about this, and that their studies and research are usually done by their own teams or by some backdoor-related company.  Many "independent studies" are not truly independent.

I do not "know" that vaccines was the trigger that caused our sons to develop autism.  I do know that after our youngest received his first MMR (at about 3 1/2 or 4 years old) his speech/babble regressed.  He did regain it, but only after 3 to 6 months.  At this point, he already had a diagnosis of autism.  Since then, he has not received any vaccinations.


End of 2013

Testing.....Testing.....Does this thing still work?

Time to dust off the keyboard and blog again.  2013 was such an up-and-down year.  I hope 2014 will be better.  To be honest, I hope that in 2014 our Lord Jesus will come again to earth and take His church to heaven.  I see the decline of society, of morals, and even of some churches.  I'm ready for heaven, and tired of the decay of this world. 

Matthew 24: 30-31
And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory.  And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.


Joy and pain.

Autism can really take the pleasure out of life.

I used to enjoy traveling and long road trips, but with two autistic boys it's more like a chore.  I loved spending time outdoors and still do, but if the boys are with us I'm constantly on guard to make sure one of them isn't running off.  I used to like birthday parties for kids, but those are usually a nightmare, or else have a bad aftermath due to unusual foods the boys have eaten.  

Church dinners, eating out, hiking, camping, and more. 

However, life isn't about pleasure. 
Love is sacrifice. 
I am willing to do this. 
But I am struggling to have the right attitude as I do the right thing. 


Pet Peeve #13

I try not to have a lot of "pet peeves", or I could go around being annoyed all the time.  But this is one that I frequently run into.

I hate it when I feel like I haven't accomplished much, and the boys come along and undo what I've done.  Like spilling juice all over the kitchen floor.  Or pulling wet, once-clean, laundry out of the washer onto the floor.