I am absolutely thrilled to have been nominated for this Mystery Blogger Award by Rory, A guy called bloke, who is a fantastic blogger and definitely a blogging friend of mine, click on the link to check out his post:
“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.
-Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
-Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
-Answer the 5 questions you were asked
-Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
-You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
-Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
-Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question
-Share a link to your best post(s)
3 Things About Yourself!
I’ve been to the Isle of Wight about 20 times.
I have never been to New York
I often sing Patsy Cline songs at the top of my voice.
My chosen post:
Last year, I thought I would try my hand a writing a story in the style of Agatha Christie, that brilliant crime writer of the 20th Century. Click on the link below to read my take on the Murder Mystery genre.
Going back to who we once were sounds good in theory. Is there such a thing? Would we recognize ourselves if we did? There’s no backwards. If we attain a previous status or state of being, it is still an altered version. Experience gives us that.
I can’t help but think that these kids were blessed by her abandonment. I mean she was obviously a self serving individual lacking the natural nurture instinct a mother has. Or most have. Had she stayed what would their lives had been like? They more than likely would not have gotten the love from her that their grandparents gave them. Maybe they survived in their care where if left in hers would have ended up another tragic tale on the news. The anger is understandable. A mom is supposed to instinctively protect and nurture their kids. This woman wasn’t capable of that and her abandonment naturally scarred them as it would any kid. But again, that abandonment may have been the best thing she could have ever done. Not that she did so for their sake. She was obviously selfish. I do pray they find healing.
Part of life is growth. We are forever learning. If open to do so. But sometimes that growth is a surprise. Things we never expected from ourselves. Whether it’s due to adversity, a new experience or even trauma. Growth is still growth. And isn’t it beautiful when that growth teaches you that you have so much more inside of you than you ever thought possible?!
Be that flower blooming through the cracks of a sidewalk. You weren’t planted and nurtured like ones in a forever growing garden. The wind blew you to an unexpected destination. And you grew when at one time, you didn’t think you could.
For those who try to be the bigger person. For those with the courage to speak truth while others ignore it and attacked for it. For those who are just big hearted and try to be there for everyone, even the undeserving. For those who finally realized that you can’t help some individuals as they want nothing more than to dim lights because theirs went out a long time ago. For those who finally realized that your peace is yours to protect by any means.
Never forget! What makes America great are it’s people. People did not hesitate to rush in to help others. On this day we saw the worst of some in regards to the destruction they brought down on us. But we also saw the best of many. Their best saved lives. Or at least showed those near the end that they weren’t alone. Someone came for them. Many of these heroes fell. Some lost their lives that day. Some suffered disease for years from the toxicity at ground zero. They gave their lives for others. Yes we saw the best of many. God bless the USA. ❤️🤍💙🇺🇸
Please pray for this family. They’ll be heading to SC to see what they can find out. The police are no help as Sean is homeless.
UPDATE ON Sean Garrett We finally spoke to the person who called here a few weeks ago from South Carolina but did not say anything. We have been calling this phone for weeks but no one would call us back until we dig up some information on this person and left a voicemail telling them we know where they work and some other things about them. The man phoned back and cussed us. He screamed and yelled for at least three minutes telling us he did not know ourf**king brother he is lying because we were able to find information that he was ones on Sean‘s Facebook but he is denying knowing Sean. This is turning into a nightmare. We finally have someone who is going to go on Saturday to a storage unit Sean kept his things in. We are praying to God that he’s not in that storage unit. I spoke again with a couple of people that were in contact with him in July and they said they have not seen or heard from him yet to this day. Everyone is now very worried because they know no matter what he would call and check on how my treatment is going. In July he was in a very depressed state because of some things that were going on down there that I was trying to help him get straightened out. That’s what scares me so badly is that he felt he had nothing left to do but to harm himself. Please God, don’t let that be.
Hopefully on Saturday we will have some answers. I will keep everyone updated on the situation. Please pray that he is ok. 😢￼￼￼￼￼
To answer everyone’s questions as to if I have called the police yes, I did weeks ago and because he’s homeless they would not do anything. Honestly what they told me that it’s not a crime if a person does Not want to contact their family. We tried to explain that this is not the case in this situation and they still would not do anything because he’s homeless and they said there was not a starting point for them. That was the first thing I did when we realized that he’s missing.
I’m scrolling past news. I’m tired of politics. I’m tired of violence. I’m tired of seeing people in pain. Just be a loving soul. Stand up for what you believe but understand that in regards to the media-the truth lies somewhere in the in between. Information can bring together or it can divide. I understand everyone won’t see eye to eye on many issues and that’s okay. That’s freedom. To be able to think for oneself is a God given right.
Just be a loving soul. There’s so much hate in the atmosphere, it’s choking us all. Take a step back. Don’t buy into the media’s propaganda. It’s become an us vs them feeding frenzy. There’s blood in the water and the sharks are circling.
Maybe the idealist in me is still alive? Maybe it is naive to think this way. All I know is we need to see more love. Show your beautiful soul each day. Don’t let this world diminish your light. Many blessings!
Tim Ballard is the founder/CEO of O.U.R. Which rescues and rehabilitates children that have been trafficked. The Sound of Freedom, an upcoming featured film is about his life.
Tim’s team came across an illegal orphanage which was selling children at 15,000 each. The orphanage was shut down thanks to Tim and his team. All the children were placed in a reputable orphanage in Haiti. But Tim could not get a brother and sister off of his mind. While undercover, Tim purchased the siblings in the sting operation.
Ages 2 and 3, Colin and Coline. Tim and his wife made the decision to adopt both children. Adding to their large family. It took several years to get through all the red tape. Finally, after four years in 2018, the Ballard’s were told they could pick up their children.
It’s a pretty amazing story. Who knows where these two kids would have ended up if this man and his team had not infiltrated the “orphanage”. Yes, a happy ending for two beautiful children. Let’s continue to educate the world on trafficking. So that Tim and others like him can continue to shut traffickers down and give the world’s children a chance to know what peace and unconditional love really is.