It was the summer of 2010. I was living in a public housing duplex by myself and working night shift at a local nursing home. One night I had a very stressful shift. We were short handed and one of the resident's I really liked died. When I got home from work that morning I ate my pancakes with a couple of shots of whisky and crashed landed on my couch. I was still in my uniform with my work shoes, gate belt and name tag on. I threw my blanket over my head and prayed that the morning sun would disappear.
I consider my religious beliefs to be Christian. I worship Jesus and honor his sacrifice on Easter. My mental health issues sometimes hinder my ability to go to church. I'm introverted and I feel drained when I'm around other people. I don't always read my bible. I cuss when you pull out in front of me on the interstate. I am human. December 26th, 2013, I got married to my husband. Years later my strong, Christian mother-in-law gifted me this painting. This painting is a beautiful picture of Jesus praying. Hours before his execution Jesus was in a garden praying while his disciples fell asleep. His disciples are in the background in the painting. I hung this painting up in my room directly in front of my bed. I wanted it to remind me to pray. I have a habit of letting my mind get clouded and forgetting.
It's an election year and you will be probably hear it said, "If we elect/re-elect Xyz millions of Americans will lose their health insurance and die!!" This is being said because some politicians, notably Donald Trump want to do away with the "Affordable Care Act" (A.C.A). Why do they want to get rid of the A.C.A? The "Affordable Care Act", is a 2010 federal law signed into law by former President Barack Obama. This law requires insurance companies to cover every and all medical conditions and they cannot deny you based on pre-existing conditions. This law, as a result, is causing health insurance premiums to skyrocket. Even with the subsidies that A.C.A offers you based on income, this insurance is still too high for most. Do you want to pay $117 a month for $8,000 deductible? I didn't. That was the cheapest insurance I could get through A.C.A and it didn't pay a dime for my E.R visit back in 2016.