Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Immigration Reform (or the lack thereof)

I don’t often talk about my views on immigration reform. A lot because it is a very controversial topic. One that my friends and family feel very strongly about and it’s just one of those things that we all know about each other and choose not to "rock the boat”.

However, mainly I don’t talk about it because I chose not to make it the focus of why we are here. We are here because we choose to be together. And this is where we can be together. It’s as simple and as complicated as that. But that doesn't mean that I don't pray for someone (*cough cough*, Obama, *cough cough*)to make changes that will allow us to return one day (sooner rather than later).

Today Corin, another american girl here in a similar situation, posted some articles that she had read online. The one in particular I really like is from the The Huffington Post .** I hope you will take a minute and read it. I think it really could be an eye opener for a lot of people. I think there is a lot of misinformation and stereotypes (as in they are not all drug dealers and free loaders taking advantage of the system...just as an example..)that people place on immigrants- and of course particularly illegal immigrants.

That being said, I am really grateful for the internet. It has allowed me to find others who are in similar situations and honestly? It is a relief. It makes me feel more "normal" in a way and it is nice to be able to talk with others who are in similar experiences. And surprisingly, our numbers are larger than expected. One day when I have more time I will post everyone's blogs here, so that you can go and read their stories too!

**I do ask that if you choose to read the article and you have strong opinoins that may or may not differ that you are constructive in what you say. If you aren't...well you know the drill.

Friday, May 14, 2010

You’re doing it wrong….


Gracie has some crazy sleeping positions. (this one not as much crazy as correct..and cute…)002 She sleeps on her back. (And she was dead asleep when I took this picture.)26th Birthday 043

She sleeps half in/half out of the bed…but this is new. I haven’t ever seen her lay beside her bed with her head tucked behind it… sleep 002

Sleep*: You’re doing it wrong.


*technically she is sleeping correctly. However sleeping your bed didn’t sound as good as just sleeping. Go with me here.