My fouth child and only son is graduating from high school today. I have had a darkened cloud hanging over my head the past few weeks knowing this was coming. Don’t get me wrong, I am happy for him and proud of him for his accomplishments but I am also a mother that has watched as 3 other birds have left the nest. I am excited for them as they go out into the world to make their own way but I have to admit that it does tug on the heart strings.
My daughter from the University of Iowa surprised us with a visit over Memorial weekend. That means that I was blessed to have all my children (including our newest husband additons) here for most of the weekend. We had a great time enjoying each other’s company, and catching up. Those are the best moments in time, being together with the ones we love the most. I was in heaven.
Anyway, my son officially becomes an adult today at 4:00. He has done good job with his life so far. He is graduating in the top 5% of his class and is ranked 11th. I am proud of him and am excited for him as he goes off to the University of Utah next year, (a little sad too, as all mothers know). I have been through this before and I know it is going to be all right, but being through it before, I know that there is going to be yet another piece of me missing when he moves out.
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— Susan @ 11:07 am
I like to watch shows on tv about the ocean. I love the ocean and all the wild life beneath it’s surface. It is a whole new world under there and I take every opportunity that comes my way to scuba dive so I can experience and explore it.
I am always fascinated with “Shark Week” on tv. A whole week of tv about sharks. As I have watched these episodes, it always amuses me when the “save the sharks” attitude creeps in on some of the shows and brings the “spin” that sharks do not know what they are doing when they attack people. There is a whole campaign geared toward convincing people that when a person is attacked intially, it is only a “taste” and the shark almost always swims away after being disgusted with the taste of his attackee. They do not like humans so we should not be afraid and thus we should not hate sharks. Well, sharks often swim away after attacking larger non-human prey also as they like to slink off and wait for their attackee to bleed to death and avoid a fight.
Ok, I do not agree with senseless killing of sharks based solely on the fear they instill in us. But! Let’s not get carried away and start telling lies to trick people into not fearing these massive, killing, eating machines. Sharks will attack (EAT)anything, anytime and anywhere. They are creatures with an instinct to survive and they eat to survive. People should be afraid of sharks. They are not human, nor do they have human intelligence which gives them the ability to reason and determine “right from wrong”. I may be wrong but I do not buy that sharks even have tastebuds.
Sharks have been found with almost everything you can imagine in their stomachs from license plates, human garbage, turtles, sea lions, whales, dead fish, live fish, and even human remains.
I don’t care what some of these experts say, SHARKS ARE NOT PICKY EATERS!
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— Susan @ 4:53 am