Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I am so dissapointed.........

What on earth is happening to my country!? Things are so out of control it's frightening!


Last week a bill was passed that allows little girls (aged 12-16) to legally have abortions without the knowledge or consent of a parent/guardian. It seems like the Bill was passed very quickly so that objections from the public would not be an issue. I am appalled .... for goodness sake..... a 12 year old is still a baby!

Many South Africans are leaving for Australia. Everyone I speak to is concerned about the future of this country.
MrGee was brought up in Zimbabwe. Due to civil unrest, his family had to flee their tobacco and game farm! In 1985 they arrived in S.Africa, with a suitcase each!
Now it feels like things are falling apart here. We are experiencing power cuts daily, because not enough coal is being mined to supply the furnaces! Just bad management!
Our top security firm, the Scorpions, is being disbanded, so that allegations of corruption against our future president, Jacob Zuma, may be dissolved.
Up to recently I have tried to remain positive and hold onto hope, but we also have to be realistic and make plans regarding the safety of our children.

It's very sad..............

11 comments:

Marsha said...

That does sounds frightening! It would be so sad to leave a country you love because of a changing climate and growing unrest.

May God give y'all wisdom as you decide what you should do. Keep us posted, Fee!

Love,
Marsha

diane said...

That does sound scary. The sad part is that terrible things are happening in the US as well. It's scary times in the world right now.

Beth said...

Oh, Fee, I've been wondering how you've been. I'm so sorry. This is a scary time we live in. I will be praying for you.

beth

KC said...

Oh Fee, how scary. It all sounds so frightening.. I'll be praying that God gives you wisdom and leads you in His will on this matter. (((HUGS)))

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

I have heard of many terrible things that have gone on in SA. I pray that your country can heal!

Naomi said...

My prayers are with you. It can not be easy to live with that fear and evil so close.

Love and prayers
Naomi

Halfmoon Girl said...

I have a friend who used to live in Zimbabwe and tells me stories of the hard times her remaining family goes through. I will pray for you and your family, as well as your country of South Africa.

Elinor Dashwood said...

When I was in South Africa back in the late 80's, it was bad then. That was when there were sanctions still against SA, Mandela was in prison and many people around where I was living were murdered...including someone I knew at the time. I have heard many horror stories from my friends since then, and it pains me. This abortion news is just horrific! I can't even fathom a 12 year old getting pregnant, let alone giving her the right to kill the baby inside. Adults shouldn't even have that right...but I don't want to start a debate here. It's just so sad. I will pray that your family makes the right decision at the right time so you are safe and your children grow up in a healthy environment. Several families I knew from SA are now here in the States because of issues such as this. So sad...

Blessings to you,
Elinor

Kaylynn's Mommy said...

Thank You for sharing so I can pray for your family and South Africa!

Gill said...

I so agree with you Fee. We are in the same position. I love SA, but I fear for the future of our children...

Mrs. Guthrie said...

Praying for you guys.... That is something that we don't face as reality and I hope never do here (well, there is the abortion issue....). Praying for wisdom, peace and safety for you and your family.