Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Can't Sleep...Mad as Hell!!!!

So here it is before 5:00am and I can't Sleep! You would think I would be zonked after going to bed just 3 short hours ago, yet my mind won't shut off! I have always been one to not care what others think about me, say about, or say to me, BUT when it comes to speaking untruthful things about those I love, such as my Father and especially my Husband, I am not one to handle it well.

I don't know how my mom has done it all these years with people hating my father and slandering him and what he stands for.

I got a taste of this last night after Brandon brought home this horrible letter that a man from our local fire department put together totally hammering Brandon. It was FULL of LIES and untruthful statements that accused Brandon of things he has NEVER done!! He also got told by another lady, after trying to defend himself, "Why don't you just get the hell out of here you idiot!"...yeah lovely adult like citizen from Heber/Overgaard isn't she?!!!

So, I have spent most of the night thinking, tossing, turning, and fighting feelings of hate, anger, sadness for my husband, then feelings of gratitude when I realized that ANY person in ALL of history that has ever taken a stand for things that are righteous has gotten ridiculed, persecuted, and was hated!! So I guess it comes with the territory and I should be grateful for having a husband that wants to get invovled and will NOT waver from that which he knows is right!!

The hard part for me is learning where to place these feelings and how to get through it!

11 comments:

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

Consider the source...those people are NOT worth your time OR sleep! Honestly think about it...are they? The people you care most about know that it isn't true and are not swayed by their comments, that is all that should matter...right?

No worries. Sleep better tonight.

Angie said...

I am so sorry Tiff!!!! That has got to be tuff. I was just talking to Spencer about this kind of crap the other day. It is beyond me how people even have the time to even sit around and make up crap about people. Then they spread the crap around and then everyone all of the sudden wants to hang someone for something that isn't even true. Seriously?? That's what they choose to do in the spare time? Big waste if you ask me. Definitely to much time on their hands. They need to put it to better use doing something positive and productive.

Tiff know that there are ALOT of people who love and support your family! Take strength from that!! (Easier said than done I know ; ) } Those who would actually take the time to get to know those they so easily condemn would quickly find out that they didn't know a damn thing about them in the first place and were GREATLY mistaken.

Love you Tiff!!!! Take a big NAP!!!!

cturley said...

DUMB people!!!!!! They don't know your dad or your husband prob. They are just trying to make themselves look better!!! We need to get with Nicole and Party:)

Deni said...

Tiffani,

You have been in my thoughts all day. I can relate to having criticism spread about a spouse. Brett is the YM President...I don't know how he isn't offended 24/7. Hang in there.

Kristal said...

Hang in there Tiff. The truth will prevail. I have a hard time with people that treat my loved ones bad and with disrespect. It is hard to turn the other cheek.

The only way for me to stop those feelings is to fervently pray for HF to take those feelings away and to help me forget what I was mad about. It really does help even if it does take time. I think HF is the only way to get rid of those kind of feelings. I love you and your family.

Marinda said...

Tiff I know it must be so hard I would be so mad but just want you to know that I think you dad and husband are amazing men. I am so glad that they always stand for what they know is right. Love you too.

Jamilyn said...

I cant believe anyone could have anything bad to say about your husband or dad. They are both amazing men. People who make comments like that and talk bad about others are just ignorant and don't have any kind of life, they think speaking ill of everyone else will make them feel better... I had so many people talk bad about me up North and I was just in Middle School and High School when people up there were talking crap about me....

thewaites said...

Great words of advice and encouragement have been given so I won't try to add to it, but I just have to say that i LOVE your dad and your husband! That probably sounds bad, LOL. But they are both such exemplary men!!! I can think of NOTHING negative to say of either of them! Both are so good to the core!!! I feel so very blessed to have known them and have been so touched by lives they live. Heck, your dad played a big role in my mom conversion to the church. For that alone, I owe him so much! Keep your head held high and a smile on your face because you have no reason to give anything "they" may say the time of day! =)

teena parham said...

I wanted to tell you that I have nothing but the highest regards for your dad and mom. I also think a great deal about you and Brandon. Anytime you put yourself out there or stand up for what you believe is right there will be someone to make some noise and try and take you down. I have had the privelege to know for a that your husband is a stalwart man. So stand tall and kneel long and remember truth will out.

love ya, teena parham

FerraroFam said...

People never cease to amaze me, they are so quick to bad mouth and point fingers but never look in the mirror. Brandon and your Dad are both wonderful men. They are the type of men that others should strive to be like instead of bad mouthing them. They are the type of people that you can't help to want to be around because they make you feel so welcome and are always willing to welcome you into their hearts and homes. I know it is hard not to get angry, but getting angry just allows the idiots of the world to win. Like Kandra said "consider the source". Those people mean nothing no matter what they think and say you and all those that truly care for you and your family will never believe any lies or rumors that are said by the bigots of the world. Love you and your family so much, keep your head up, and get some sleep.

tenney_fam said...

People are STUPID!!! We have an awesome flippin family!