Thursday, May 18, 2006

Can you see the baby?

This is NOT one of my photos. A friend sent it and I had to share it.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Another month is gone

It's been two months since our Michael was taken away. How is it possible? I still expect to see him walking down the street. The ache in my heart is as painful as the day it happened. I can still see that entire day in detail, hear the words that forever changed our lives, hear the screams of family when they were told, see them fall to the ground crying.

The tears still flow when I listen to his music, see his face in photos and scrapbooks, look at our family videos. I can't imagine a reason why he had to be taken away. He had so much to live for, so much more to give. The world is a much darker place without him.

Hearing people say it will get easier or he's in a better place just makes it worse. He should be here, with his family. We need him now. It will never get easier. They're just words people say to make themselves feel better that they've tried to help. It doesn't work.

I do appreciate hearing from the people who knew and loved him the most. Hearing stories, sharing photos. I'm asking anyone who has photos or any recordings of him, PLEASE contact me. I will pay for copies. It would mean the world to his mother and the rest of us.

Michael, I'll love you forever and a day. Until we meet agin.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood

A USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken Friday through Sunday found Bush's approval rating at 34%, two points under his previous low. He also received the lowest ratings of his presidency on his handling of the economy, energy and foreign affairs. He tied his previous low on Iraq: 32%. The poll showed Democrats leading 54%-39% among registered voters who were asked which party they would prefer in a congressional race.

That last sentence has to be causing some sleepless nights among Republicans.

CBS--Only 33 percent approve of his job performance, Mr. Bush's lowest approval rating yet in CBS News polls. Mr. Bush appears to be losing support from his own party. His approval rating among Republicans has dropped to 68 percent. The poll found that 74 percent of Americans disapprove of the president's handling of the gas crisis. Even more think that the administration has not developed a good plan to get gas prices under control.