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Always Taking One Day At A Time.

Updated on January 16, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Not everything I write is perfect. Not everything I say will be printed, but usually what I say is likely true to the heart when I am talking about our lives.

I wrote my one book for a purpose. I never wanted my wife, and child to leave this earth without the literary world knowing they existed . There is always something we can leave to help future generations, psychologists, doctors , inventors, or for even researchers, and scientists.

I never wanted my little girl to be born unable to use her legs. It has been very hard on us to do all that must be done , and to do them as we think about how wonderful it would be if she could only stand up.

I am older, and my eyes are tired as I still look at my daughter as she grows older by the years. I have so much to say, but I must always be careful what I say in this corny world because there always seems to be some political stupidity that might hold me back, because no matter where you live, life seems to demand a portion of so called political correctness.

Every time I have ever seen my wife lift Becky it is like my heart is being torn from inside of my saddened guts.

Every day, every night for the last thirty three years I have watched my wife lift our daughter Becky. I am not always able to help because I am only a man of flesh, and bones. Mothers are much strongrer than any living thing I have ever seen. I wish God will allow me to live long enough so that Becky , or Joann would have my help for as long as I live on this earth.

Joann wraps her arms around Becky's shoulders, and upper chest, and pulls her forward, and slightly upward so that she can place Becky on her bed. Becky's right hand has never been able to be used. It was as if Becky was born with a stroke.

I pray a lot for our winter not to be too cold because if ever our electric fails, I would have to leave our animals behind while we seek shelter. My brother lives about sixty miles away. It would take us a while to get Becky into our car in freezing conditions.I pray that snow will not destroy damage power lines. If we can get threw January, and February with very little snow ,our five electric heaters we will be fine. I hope everything remains O.K.

Usually in the south, we rarely ever have snow, but the last two winters had a few days of it, and electric went out for a while. The natural gas would have been a great back up emergency energy source, but a bunch of worthless greedy money hungry two bit plumbers did not come to work on our gas line. They could not wait to be paid two hundred dollars one month, and two hundred dollars another month. So I went out , and bought electric heaters, and told them I would never call them again, and I would never recommend them to anyone.

I look forward to spring time. I plan to save a lot of money this year. Somehow I will get everything working like I would like it too this year.

I would also like to figure out how I could help a friend with a not so good background get a good job. He needs a good job. He has a one year old little girl, and has had some bad luck. His fiance, and little girl are in another state. It is a sad situation. He got into some trouble. He impulsively made a foolish mistake. A drunk guy bumped into him, in a city. He punched the guy one time, and now he has a felony record for second degree battery. That put him in jail, and he lost his job, and his girl friend could not pay their aparment rent. One thing snowballed into another, and now the young man has a felony record to haunt him forever. It is hard enough to get a good job with a decent record. Responsible men learn to take balony for the sake of their families.

A lot of times in life I have wished I could have Sunday punched my way out of some bad situations, but fathers, and husbands often have to learn how to swallow a lot of stuff in life. This is why stress, anxiety, and frustrated guys were invented. It is a plain old luxury to be able to visit fist city to solve man to man problems. Today there are no men left in the world. Today the only people who are allowed to stand up for themselves are Judges, cops, lawyers, jailers, or if your rich you can buy yourself proper council. There is no such things as old time Western justice like there was in Tombstone Arizona in these modern times. I am not saying that men should go round punching one another out to solve all their problems, but young men need a little flexibility. Whatever happened to warnings. When I was a police officer I did not arrest every kid that got into trouble. If your going to arrest every kid that gets into trouble, you need more jails, a lot more of them.

Whatever happened to good old second chances. The young man is a good kid. He ought to have his family back. But I can not do anything about it.

I am going to see if I can find him some free legal help. You do not beat the system, you join it, or become part of it to survive.

Years ago when I was a deputy, two teenage boys were shooting at each other for some stupid reason. I told them to toss me their hand guns, and they did. I told them, " Boys ! wait until I call your parents. They are going to tear up your behinds but good."

I did not put them in jail. I sat them down and gave them a good talking too. I said, " Do you want to go to jail ? Do you know what jail is like ? Do you know what real meanness is ?

Their parents came. There must have been a hundred trucks, and cars everywhere. Somebody said I got shot, but I did not. It was a total misunderstanding . Police sergeant said , " Are you letting them go ? " I said, " Yes I guess I am. I am not going to see these kids blow their future to hell because they played with guns. I am going to put them into their parents custody so they will both get punished. When their parents finish with them , they will never do anything wrong again. There are too many kids in jail, and when they get out they never get jobs as long as they live, and they are going right back in jail again because of a failed system."

Sergeant said, " Lee you do not make the rules. You enforce them."

I said, " I am a volunteer. No body pays me for putting my life on the line but I do it ."

" I want these two boys to go home without criminal records. There parents will straighten them out ."

God Bless Everyone.


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    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Mr.s Deborah Brooks : Thank you very much for your thoughtfulness, and kindness. It is a joy that you come to visit. God Bless you ,

    • Deborah Brooks profile image

      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I am so glad you got to write your book for your family. I know you are very blessed and they are blessed to have you love them so much and care for the,

      God bless you


    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Gloshei : Life is a wonderful blessing. Thank you dear heart for visiting, and God Bless You.

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      6 years ago from France

      Lovely hub stars and thank you for letting us into your life. Becky bless her is lucky to have such wonderful parents, love and care for her.

      Life is hard I know but the love you both share will carry you through.

      Love to Becky.

    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Eiddwen : Thank You so much for visiting dear Heart. God Bless You.

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      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you again stars for sharing a part of your life with us.

      It is always apleasure to read and keep them coming.

      Take care my dear friend and enjoy the rest of your day.


    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Phoenix : Thank you for writing precious heart. You have a heart of Gold too, and you do a lot for others in many supportive ways. We are doing fine. Wishing the best for Gary. You have a beautiful wonderful family. God Bless You, and all the sweet and adorable ones dear heart.

    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Deborah-Diane : Thank you so much for writing precious heart. You are a dear, and thoughtful person. God Bless You, and your wonderful loved ones.

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      6 years ago from On the edge

      Hello friend - you've written another interesting hub here. You have a heart of gold and more compassion and patience than most people I know. I keep you and your family in my prayers and hope you will all be wonderfully blessed this year.

    • Deborah-Diane profile image


      6 years ago from Orange County, California

      God bless you, your kind heart, your family and all the people you care about. I hope things get a little easier for all of you.

    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Mr.s DeBorrah : Thank you so much for the wonderful encouragement in many areas. Everything you say always makes great since, and logic. Our good Lord will help us find ways to do the right things. God Bless You, and you precious family dear heart.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      6 years ago

      Stars, There are some things that we will never quite understand "why?" I believe that a good parent always wants what is best for their child! They want them to have more, to be happy and healthy and... I do know that you and Joann are wonderful, loving, kind and thoughtful parents to Becky!

      The Lord entrusted her to both of you knowing that you would love her and see to her care! Together you have managed to provide a safe, loving home for her and that in itself is priceless.

      WOW! Be encouraged! Just think you have managed it make it through half of the winter... So glad that You have found someone to help you with some of your chores...

      I think that it is also wonderful that you want to help this young man! I think just by being in his life has helped him realize that you sincerely care for his wellbeing... Your heart is in the right place! May the Lord continue to, Strengthen, Bless and Keep all of you in HIS care!

      In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!

    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Movie Master : Thank you dear friend for writing. I have a former partner that left the force as a chief detective. I will see what I can do. The kid wants me to see what I can do. I have no power, but there are good people in the world. God Bless You, and your precious loved ones.

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I feel so very sorry for that young man...

      I hope your winter wont be too harsh and your heaters don't let you down.

      Best wishes to you, Becky and Joann.

    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Rosemay : I know that most people do not like violence, or crime. You would have to see this young man to understand why I feel sorry for him. He has done volunteer work for the fire department, and he works hard. What he did by punching a guy that bumped him hard on the streets has cost him his family. He is twenty four years old. He shows me a picture of his one year old daughter, and his girl friend. I will try to help him, and maybe I will talk to some deputies I know from the force when I was a deputy. Maybe I will talk to a police detective that was my best friend, and partner in crime fighting. God Bless You, and thank you for your wonderful comment.

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Hello Stars

      It is an unfair world that we live in. The young man has paid for what he did and should now be allowed that second chance. We all make mistakes even policemen and judges.

      I hope you get your heating sorted out for next winter. Joann is a strong woman with a good heart, it must be a struggle to be lifting Becky.

      Whatever happened to 'Love thy neighbour' everyone is so insular nowadays.


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