Is it just me, no don't answer that pleeeaassseee! I have been dying although hesitant to write on my blog about Jon & Kate plus 8 and now Michael Jackson.I hate to jump on the media band wagon cause that's so NOT me but my heart is seriously heavy here so bare with me.
When Jon & Kate plus 8 first started the girls and I would plop down and watch this crazy family of 10 do their daily thing. I watched cause it made my house seem calm, my kids watched because well, they want more brothers and sisters, (FYI, not gonna happen). The first season we were so excited to see them praying as a family at the table and going to church. I remember thinking to myself,"I would definitely HAVE to be a believer to have 8 kids!" Then one day Dan walked through as we were watching the show and he said,"honey, that wife is rude and unkind!" Or maybe it was more like,"Oh, I'd have to kill her!" Ya' that sounds more like my husbands personality. ;) I was like,"Oh honey its just her showing off for the camera." But the more I watched I realized she was tearing her husband down and not building him up to be the man God intended. We pretty much quit watching at that point. Then through news reports and articles in magazines at Dr.'s appointments I heard they were cheating, splitting up etc. I tuned in (along with a billion other viewers) last week to see if it was true and sure enough they have filed for divorce. A million dollar house, a hit T.V. show, new hair, nails, surgery's, vacations etc. and still heartbreak. I got to thinking about how in the show they quit going to church and praying together and how they were so disrespectful to each other. I don't even know these people and trust me I am not judging but instead I am heart broken that they are choosing to quit. Where are their REAL friends, their pastor from the church they went to, their family to say,"hey! you can get through this! God is bigger than all this hurt. Walk away from the fame and love your husband/wife." *big sigh* Dan said if I lived next door to them I could take them the Love Dare from Fireproof. ;)
OK, so last night I had Fox news on for a few minutes and they flashed a picture of Michael Jackson and Morgan said,"Mom, that is one weird looking woman." I explained who he was.
Me: "Morgan, he IS the king of pop!"
Morgan: "King of pop? Whats pop?"
Me:"Heeelllllooooo, pop music! Thriller, moon walk, one white glove, staying up and sneaking MTV in the 80's to watch his newest videos."
Morgan: "MTV? Moon walk? Ooookkkkkkk..............."
Me: "It's OK I understand let me show you some "Michael moves."
Morgan: *hysterical laughter*
The news then breaks in and shows his home that he rents for $100,000 a month and announces that it had 11 bathrooms and then in the same breath it talks about how he was going broke.
Morgan:"Mom, why did he need 11 bathrooms? Why is he dead? Why did he do that to his body? Do you think he loved the Lord?"
Me: *sigh* "I think he was very confused Morgan and that 11 bathrooms and all the money in the world can't buy you God's peace."
I was coming on here to check my email this morning and EVERYTHING is about people grieving and going hysterical over the loss of this singer. Very sad I think. I mean very sad that we don't get that upset whenever someone dies that is that lost and confused. Again, I obviously didn't know the man but my heart hurts for him and his family as they struggle to find meaning and truth in a world that idolizes the wrong things and wrong people.