If you were to die today, have I told you lately that I love you? I do! I love you, each and everyone of you! That is why I am writing this today. If you were to die in a horrible accident or from cancer, I would be broken hearted and miss you like crazy! But I would accept it as God’s will and that it was your time…if you were to die of Covid 19 (SARS-CoV-2) and didn’t get the vaccine, I would have to accept that it was YOUR will. It would be your choice to leave this earth sooner than maybe you were meant to, because God has sent us a life preserver, through scientists, to fight this virus. I would be sad, and mad, and then I would regret not saying anything while you were still alive and healthy. So I am here to say….. I LOVE YOU, I pray, that if you are against getting vaccinated, God will change your heart and mind. Ease your fears, and give you discernment.
If I thought for a second the vaccine was the mark of the beast, I would’ve been the first one prepared to fight! To the death! I would never accept such a thing. When God spoke to Moses before Passover did He give him little clues hidden in rocks or strange bird formations in the sky? No, He told him plain and simple, to save your people they must do specific things with the blood of a lamb and then to eat that lamb. So in print, black and white, without secret codes He says in the Bible KJV
Revelations 13:16 “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:”
13:17 “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”
Are you still going shopping without having to scan your right hand or use your forehead to pay for items at Walmart? How about Getting gas? Fast food? Yes? Then Please, for the love of God, get vaccinated! God knows his children, He is not going to let us get tricked into something that is detrimental to our souls.. He will make sure we KNOW we are making the choice to take the mark..if that’s not enough, an angel will come from heaven and give us a warning! The Vaccine is NOT the mark of the beast.
If you believe it’s the government trying to control you… please reference
1 John 4:4 “Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world”
With that being said, as with any choice, there are consequences. If you choose not to take preventative measures- so in this case, getting the vaccine…please know, if you lose your job because you choose not to get vaccinated and have no money, I will not help you. If you lose your home and have no where to stay, you cannot stay here. If you get sick from Covid and need someone to care for you, I will not be that person. If you need sympathy and understanding you will not find it with me. I will always love you and pray for your recovery, but I will NOT stand idly by, remaining silent, waiting to see you self destruct because of theories, while ignoring the facts. Your resistance to accept the science and the help that is available puts me in a situation where I must take a stand and hold firm in my values, just as you have. If you do die from Covid because you choose not to get vaccinated, I will morn the loss of you harder than any other loss, because it would be clearly avoidable. I will celebrate your wonderfully unique and amazing self, ponder what else you would’ve accomplished, think about how many more lives you could’ve touched and I will always regret that I couldn’t change your mind about something that should’ve NEVER been an issue in the first place.
It’s as if you are driving the wrong direction on a one way street, saying, “if it’s God’s will, I will survive” and maybe you will, but what about all the people driving in the right direction? Will they survive or will you have taken someone else’s life? A child who can’t get vaccinated? Those with compromised immune systems? It seems so logical, there’s a virus, there’s a vaccine. The FDA approved one. If you put your trust in people who are creating fear and chaos, what will grow within you? Fear and chaos.
Isaiah 41:10 EVS
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand”
This is my final plea, that God will give you peace in your heart and you decide to go get vaccinated. I love you all!
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Well said!! I love you guys too!
Thanks friend! Having healthy boundaries sometimes makes others uncomfortable, but somehow they think we should be comfortable with their poor choices and endure the consequences with them.
I have waited a while to say something, but it’s been weighing on my chest sooooo…..We all have the right to our own opinions, but I gotta say…that post made me really sad.
“If you lose your job because you choose not to get vaccinated and have no money, I will not help you. If you lose your home and have no where to stay, you cannot stay here. If you get sick from Covid and need someone to care for you, I will not be that person. If you need sympathy and understanding you will not find it with me.”
So just so YOU know, if YOU lose your job and have no money, I WILL help you. If YOU lose your home and have nowhere to stay, my home is ALWAYS open to you. If you get sick for ANY reason, I would be more than happy to help you. If you need sympathy and understanding for any reason, I would ALWAYS be there for you. Vaccinated or non-vaccinated. Because we are friends, and that’s what friends do. Because a shot does not determine a person’s worth in this world. It does not define who you are, your soul, and the being God created you to be. I believe that God determined the days you were going to be on this Earth before you were born. So the day you die, is the day that was already pre-determined for you to die. Therefore, I do not agree with your comment:
“If you do die from Covid because you choose not to get vaccinated, I will morn the loss of you harder than any other loss, because it would be clearly avoidable.”
Again, just what I believe as a Christian, but regardless of how you die, I believe that date was already pre-determined by God. (Just my opinion, not asking you to agree with me.)
That’s the problem with all of this. Our country is SO divided right now, over a vaccine that nobody has any idea of the long term side effects. There are no trials. RIGHT NOW is the trial. Everyone that’s vaccinated is the subject of the trial. We obviously know there can be very serious short term side effects, (I personally know of 3 people that have contracted serious heart issues after receiving the vaccine.) And we will see several years from now, what some of the long term side effects will be. The FDA is all political, and EVERYTHING comes down to money. I have had Covid. I have antibodies. No, I don’t know how long they will last, but I sure as hell am not going to have something that hasn’t gone through at least several years of trials, put into my body, and then do it again and again with boosters. And you know what’s great about living in America? That we have the choice to choose our own medical paths. If you want to get the vaccine, then great, get it! I’m not going to hate you for it, or shut you out, or not help you when you’re in need. I don’t think Jesus would shun the people that weren’t vaccinated, either.
So although we may not agree on this issue, just know, that I WILL be here for you, anyway. Because we’re friends. And that’s what friends do.
I accept that people are taking a stand for their beliefs. The conviction you (and others) have with this subject is the exact reason I wrote what I did… I cannot convince anyone, to do anything, but I also have the choice and conviction to stand for my beliefs, and create healthy boundaries in regards to those whose choices I don’t agree with. I believe that not getting vaccinated is a decision that can have deadly results. I know of 4,738,369 lives that have been lost because of Covid. I don’t want YOU to be one of those lives lost. When someone chooses not to get vaccinated, what I hear is: I’m ok with leaving this earth because of Covid. The possible side effects of a vaccine outweigh the risk of death, I’m ok with leaving my children, my family, my friends. I don’t see it as political or about money. I see it as possibly saving your life! My heart breaks and I cried so much today learning that you choose not to get vaccinated. I cherish our friendship and don’t want you to die. You are not alone in your feelings about me taking this stance, I’ve also been told it’s shitty and manipulative.. but honestly I can’t fathom not trying the only thing I have in my power to pursued loved ones to get vaccinated. And to be quite frank, I would risk loosing you as my friend to save your life. That’s how much I LOVE you!!! With all that being said , I accept your decision, I respect your independence and acknowledge that we have different beliefs. And I love you!
I choose not to live in fear. I put my faith in God. I don’t live in the fear that I’m going to die if I don’t get the vaccine. I would not give it to my children. But I do not treat people differently or negatively that choose to get the vaccine. My parents and Greg’s parents are vaccinated. My sister and many of our friends are. I do not treat any of them differently, I respect their decision, as I would expect them to respect my decision, which they do. I’m not an “anti-vaxer,” my children have had all of the childhood vaccines that are required for school. I’m anti mandatory covid vaccine. I’m anti putting something into my body that we (and scientists included) really know nothing about. What I don’t understand about your stance, is that you’re basically saying you reject anyone that will not get the vaccine. So…you’re just going to cut all the non-vaccinated people out of your life? That makes no sense to me. How can you say that you love people, but at the same time, you say you wouldn’t help them or be there for them if they needed you, just because they make a personal decision not to get a shot? To me, that says that you value a shot over your friends and family. You cried because I won’t get vaccinated. I cried because I thought I knew you. I thought I could count on you forever. But it honestly breaks my heart knowing how you actually feel. Obviously we will have to agree to disagree on this issue, but I am not going to live my life in fear. My kids are in school, we travel, we go out, we hang out with tons of people, and that is living to me.
I never said I would reject those who don’t get the vaccine, I’m saying I will not take on their CONSEQUENCES! Big difference. I have family and other friends who’ve chosen not to get vaccinated to the point that they are willing to quit their job and possibly lose their home because they think the vaccine will change their dna and turn them into a half robot! Others think it’s the mark of the beast and there’s a microchip in it… I do not. (but I do wonder, if in the future, it may lead to that.. with vaccine passports?) so many times in my life I’ve helped other pick up the pieces in their life after something happened and been happy to help. But in this instance, for this situation, I’m saying I will not take on their problems that occur from this choice. To sit idly by, without making them aware of where I stand would be unfair to them and to me. This was my intervention, the only way I knew how to take back control of a situation that is spiraling. I don’t treat those who haven’t gotten vaccinated differently, at all.. they just know I’m not going help them pick up the pieces in regards to THIS situation. I totally get that what I said was harsh, especially about not taking care of you if you were sick and that I wouldn’t give you sympathy and understanding if you got Covid.. honestly… because I’d be sad, and pissed, and want you to be ok! And I wouldn’t understand! I have accepted it, yes… but it doesn’t mean I’d understand it. What I wrote says more about me and where I’m at, than it does in regards to others. It was me establishing a boundary based on my beliefs. My willingness to help those who’ve made a choice that I don’t agree with, is limited. Having been the one to carry others out of the ashes time and again… this time I’m saying, “you have access to the water, it’s up to you to put out the fire…. I’m tired. “
I’m sorry that I’m not who you thought I was.
That does explain your position a little bit more, and I guess that’s why I was surprised about what you wrote, because I know you have always helped people. You have selflessly given up parts of your life to help family and others, many times. (I was there for a lot of them!) And I get what you’re saying, and you have a right to feel the way you feel. I may have taken your stance out of context, so I apologize. I would never want a to lose a friend over this debate, and I do respect your opinion. I didn’t mean to blow up your blog feed, but I guess we both know now where we stand on this. And perhaps it was necessary or in your best interest to put it out there. Let’s just agree to disagree and still be friends, how bout that. 🙂
I respect yours as well my friend! Oh my gosh! Yes please a million times over! Oh happy happy heart ❤️