I think the first picture is what is charming about this post. The way she is standing on the bicycle gives the appearance that she is policing the neighborhood. Like mother hen guarding her eggs she is watching out for her family. The blog I keep to journal my toddler's life is private. I always wondered why Stephanie was so open with her life (and blog). It seems obvious now that the story of Stephanie's family life is one that should be shared. Clearly she has inspired many women to be better mothers and wives. I spoke to my sister-in-law about the openness of Stephanie's blog shortly after the accident and my SIL said, "don't you know why her blog was never private"? I said no. She continued with, "it's because she refuses to live in fear". I've been arrested by that comment ever since. I wish I could refuse to live in fear as Stephanie does. Her faith is great. I believe that her faith and her lack of fear will see her through this trial.
Originally posted April 4, 2008
A mother has got to take issues into her
own hands is what I always say.
So when I awoke to seven police cars crowding my street at 2:30 in the morning last month I decided I needed to get me a gun.
I like to think I picked this neighborhood to live in because of the charm, mature landscaping and young families. There is nothing I love more than cruising our bikes around the streets with Mr. Nielson and children in tow-but then the cop heli got really annoying flying around (with spotlight) every night.
Me and my G26 (baby glock) got our CCW last week. Ms. Jones and I attended a 10 hour class, shot 80% on the targets, and 100% on the written test.
Then my other neighbor contacted me yesterday that the local news was coming to her house to talk about the recent "activity" in our streets.
I was right there.
Camera's, news reporters and half the neighborhood showed up to discuss the fate of the streets. Gigs had just eaten a green marker before we left and green ink covered him head to toe. Did that stop the camera's? Nope. Too cute.
I was mentioned in the pape.
"Other neighbors reported hearing gunfire on several occasions, and Stephanie Nielson said she and another mother have acquired concealed weapons permits to protect themselves."
read it here.
because no one is going to stop me from living in this hood.
[me with my eyes closed riding my bike.]
I think Mr. Nielson thinks it's sexy...a mother with a gun.
But it's not like I carry the gun in my garter strap all day.
Forgive the ads on my blog. I am on a trial advertisement run.
Spiritual Enlightenment here.