Monday, August 22, 2011

You have a "right" to smoke

[this is much more serious than my usual posts. I feel a need to get this out there. I will try to back to my usual crafty, fun self sometime.]

And you have a right to risk your health.

But do you have the right to put your loved ones through the hell that is dying of lung cancer?

Do you have the right to ask someone you love to clean you after you soil yourself because you lost the use of your lower body because of the cancer eating your spine?

Do you have the right to make your children's last memories of you ones in which you are screaming at them in pain as they turn you in the bed to prevent pressure wounds?

Do you have the right to make them listen helplessly to you struggle for breath, turning blue and fighting for even the smallest stream of air?

Do you have the right to hurt them to the core because while they are struggling to care for you, you can't even remember who they are because your brain is eaten away with cancer?

Do you have the right to ask your loved ones to give up their lives to nurse you?

Do you have the right to heap guilt on the heads on those same loved ones because they have families of their own that they have to take care of and work of their own to do and thus are pulled in multiple directions and no matter what they do someone is getting neglected?

Do you really think you can't quit? Or do you just not want to struggle though it? Do you love cigarettes more than your family? Do you want them to fully believe that you love the cigarettes more than them?

Sure you can smoke two packs a day and die at age 99 in your sleep. Odds are, however, that someone you love is going to have to nurse you as you die of a smoking related disease.  Or pay through the nose for someone else to do it for them.

Do you really want to do that to the people who love you, to those children you say you love more than life itself, those grandchildren you say you would do anything for?

Smoking NEVER just affects you, and it goes far beyond the dangers of second hand smoke.

Just think about it.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

First Day of School

Monday was the first day of school, so here are the annual pictures!

The traditional " see how tall you have gotten" in front of the door picture.

It was so humid my camera lens fogged up!!!

Our new bus stop is down the street, instead of on our own corner! This will take some getting used to! 

Still humid and fogging up the camers lens!
Happy at the new bus stop!