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@bonnie67 has love enough for the whole world. #nicheamnesty

July 25, 2011

@bonnie67 has love enough for the whole world

I’m thankful to God. I’m thankful for you. It’s tough sometimes. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t love. There’s always more than enough love to go around. I hope you will remember that.

I was molested as a child. I was raped several times as a young woman. My dad was an alcoholic. He used to beat my mom. Until he died when I was 6. It hurts to remember these things.

I can’t always pay the bills. I worry about where we’re going to live. I worry about how I’m going to put food on the table. It hurts to think that I can’t do better for my family.

I have a physiological movement disorder. It effects my speech and my typing. It effects my legs and hands. It started when I broke my arm and didn’t get it treated. Things have gotten worse and worse.

There’s a lot of pain, fear, and sorrow in my life. But there’s a lot of love and joy in my life too. It’s a wonderful life and I’m thankful for it.

I love my family, dearly. They are my heart, soul, and life. I would do anything for them.

I’ve had 29 years with the love of my life. We have 8 kids. 4 girls. 4 boys. Our oldest is going to be 26. 6 out of 8 of our children have special needs. All of my children are gifts from God.

I love my friends – online and offline. They are gifts from God too. Stan Faryna, for example, encourages me to share my life, my love, and my heart with the world.

I don’t write well. I misspell. Sometimes, I don’t feel well. But he says that don’t matter. Stan says that what matters is what we bring from the heart. To bring it when I can.

Maybe you don’t believe in friendship. Life can be so hard and painful that you might have come to that conclusion. But if you open your heart to me, I will open my heart to you. I have a lot of love to give. I have enough love for the whole world.

If you don’t believe me, put me to the test. You don’t even need to believe in love. I got enough love for both of us.

What are you afraid of?

Yours truly,

Bonnie Squires
@bonnie67

Would you like to read my other posts?

Are you wonderful people?

Can love move as fast as technology?

I recommend blog posts by my friends. Here’s recent posts that I liked:

Are You Ready for Love? And Other Social Media DOHs. by Stan Faryna

Day 314. by Nisha Varghese

Good or Bad, It Takes Two to Tango. by Aaron Biebert

Can love move as fast as technology?

July 8, 2011

Can love move as fast as technology?

I love Diana Adams. She’s a twitterati. She’s @adamsconsulting on Twitter. She writes for bitrebels.com. She seems to write about everything related to technology, social media, and the internet.

Recently, Diana wrote about PreVue.

Prevue

PreVue is a product concept. It hasn’t been made yet, but maybe some day it will be in the future. It was desgined by Melody Shiue.

As a mom of 8, I don’t think Prevue is a good idea. It might seem like a good idea to new parents, but it opens up a whole can of worms.

The concept of Prevue is to get images of your baby just like you get from ultra sounds or sonograms. But in the comfort of your home. That’s a nice idea. But what if something goes wrong?

Woah!

I imagine me watching my baby grow inside of me and all of a suden the baby stops moving. I’d freak out and be very upset.

Also, if you have other children and they are watching the baby grow too. How do you tell them if some thing goes wrong with the pregnancy? It wouldn’t be easy to explain that their baby brother or sister had died.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

These are the kinds of questions that technology and innovative technology can’t answer. It’s a problem that reminds me of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s warning about technology.

… in spite of these spectacular strides in science and technology, and still unlimited ones to come, something basic is missing. There is a sort of poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance. The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brother

What do you think? Can love move as fast as technology?

Is there technology out there that makes you question it?

Yours truly,

Bonnie Squires
@bonnie67

Would you like to read my other posts?

Are you wonderful people?

I recommend blog posts by my friends. Here’s recent posts that I liked:

When everything feels better. And other social media DOHs! 5 Minute Therapy. by Stan Faryna

How to Tweet to Meet. by Janet Callaway

How To Become A R★ck Star » I’m sorry. by Adrian Klein


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