Archive | May 15, 2012

Please Say It Is Not So

Please say it’s not so.

Please do not tell us that the news tonight regarding Isobel Celis was so awful. Please say that it’s not another parent being looked at as the only suspect. Please….

 This is not to say of course that I am wishing for other circumstances to be in place instead. I wish for this sweet angel to be home with her family. That is all. Is her family asking for too much?

Please scroll down to the copied post from a CNN Blog for information or an update to understand my bewilderment and outrage.

Over and over it’s a mom, it’s a dad, a grandparent, an uncle, aunt, cousin, or sibling that are taking our children’s lives along with the child predators that are strangers to the child. These thieves of our children’s lives are their family, who they should be able to trust.

What is wrong with our world? I don’t mean this as a rhetorical question. I really want to know. I want to figure out how to fix it. Are we just hearing about more children being lost by the hands of someone in their own family and family friends?  Or are we really losing more and more children to people who are suppose to love and protect them? 


God helps us.

From Nancy Grace’s Blog at CNN   Posted  by:

911 calls from Isabel Celis case released

In a 911 call released Monday, Sergio Celis calmly informed a dispatcher that his 6-year-old daughter Isabel had disappeared from her bedroom in their Tucson home.

“I need to report a missing child. I believe she was abducted from my house,” he said. Asked why he believes she was abducted, however, he responded, “I have no idea.”

On the morning of April 21, Celis called 911 to report that Isabel was gone when he went to wake her up and her bedroom window was open with the screen laying the backyard. “My sons are running around the house looking for her,” he said.

According to Celis, the family got home from his son’s baseball game around 10:30 the previous night and the kids went to sleep soon after that. He told the dispatcher he had been watching TV in the living room at midnight and “never heard anything weird.”

“I was like just on the other side of the wall from her,” he said.

Isabel’s mother Becky had already left for work when Sergio Celis called 911. “I just called her. I told her to get her butt home,” he said.

In a separate 911 call, Becky Celis sounded more emotional and at times panicked as she tried to explain what happened.

“I went to work this morning at 7 and I just, I didn’t even come in and check on her. I should have checked on her,” she said.

Becky Celis told a dispatcher she had put braided ponytails in Isabel’s hair before she went to bed. She said Isabel was wearing an Old Navy American flag t-shirt and navy blue shorts when she last saw her.

Isabel’s 14-year-old brother also spoke to the dispatcher.

“Someone broke in and grabbed her,” he said, adding that it looked like the screen was taken off her bedroom window.

Also on Monday, police confirmed that there has been a voluntary agreement between Sergio Celis and Child Protective Services that he will stay away from his two sons. They would not say what led to that decision.

Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villasenor cautioned reporters at an afternoon press conference not to read too much into the development and said it is not indicative of a specific path investigators are pursuing.

In local and national media interviews, Isabel’s parents have both denied having any involvement in her disappearance.

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If we all would change our settings with this aesome info there would be less stress to blogging comments filling our email box up.

So Slow But A Creative Chaos Writing Award

Well if this is not just one of the coolest things to happen.

 An Award!

Not just any award. Like there is just any award. This is one from someone, a blogger who is new to my blogging world. She’s extremely creative, and a woman of deep faith. I know you will find her blog as fascinating as it is eclectic,  full of her random thoughts and so much more. I should not even pretend to know that I know all that she writes about because she’s wonderfully prolific and has been blogging since sometime in 2010.

I think you’d find it well worth a visit. Who knows, you may never want to come back.

Thank you my new friend for thinking of me and finding my blog worthy of your award. You are very lind and have managed to make my week.

The “Compliance” to this award is:

First: Thank the person who gave you the Award.  THANK YOU!!!!! And Thank you just a nit more for good measure.

Now for the interesting and challenging parts~

Second: Take your best shot at the 3 tasks listed below.

First Task: Three weird things I  do:

1. Really? I have to do this? Okay.. here goes…. I speak to anyone ,and all, who will give me the time of day. I find it my calling to make sure that when I am out and about to speak to each person I come across, saying something sincere and kind. No matter what or who, I am especially fond of those lady’s and gentlemen who have some wisdom riding over me. I want what they know!

2. I read 4 to 5 books at one time, all different genres that mean something to my life. I must have a romance filled with depth (Harlequin won’t do), a spiritual devotional read, a self help genre, some kind of craft or skill book such as cookbooks, mixed media etc…and a biography. This in addition to magazines, a book on kindle, the back of cereal boxes,,,, anything that I am able to read from keeps me content.

3. I collect paper. Pretty patterned or textured paper.  Like this

Second Task: You must tell why you look at the “glass half full” scenario and ask “what? No coffee?” 

This is easy. Half full instead of No Coffee? Well as long as we are speaking analogies here and not real coffee. Or there by lack of, coffee. Never good.

I am a glass half full kinda gal without much effort because it’s what makes my clock tick. Finding things to be glad about under other circumstances where those glad things are more hard pressed to find is a wonderful challenge, keeps my life interesting. Never a dull moment. Plaiyng the Glad game when things in life are trying you is a way to challenge yourself to live life fuller. if you find that your days are ending with you feeling quite malcontent I’d suggest looking at the things in your daily life that seem impossible. I am willing to promise you that if you are able to find just one tiny thing to be glad about in reference to the current struggle it will completely turn your day around. You will go from unhappy camper to a happy one. And all within your own power alone. you and Pollyanna that is!

Third Task: You find yourself in a desolate place when your car breaks down. You have no cellphone service, no Wal-Mart, and only a candy bar for food. It is 150 miles to the closest town. What color are your under pants and why? 

OH My Gosh! I forgot to put clean ones on this morning, I was not even sure who I was when I woke up and had to rush out the door. I was thinking gas station not panties because i knew the tank was sitting empty. The ones I was wearing when  the car ran out of gas I used to try to flag down a passing motorist because they were white. Instead I dumped them in a mud puddle and now they are soggy wet and full of sand. So, No thank you! 

I’m thinking as long as I don’t get in a car wreck now I’ll be fine. I can hear my mom’s voice echoing in my ears: “Tj, put clean panties on, you never know when you could get caught without clean panties.” 

Yes Mom! 

This was fiction right?

Third: Nominate 5 people who recently followed your blog.

And the nominees are:

Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did.

©tjhelser 2012