Apr 01 2013

What Comes First?

This is Your Life, are you who you want to be? -Switchfoot.

I don't know about you, but that song always makes me think about my legacy. I want to live life every day, not waste it away being depressed or limited by whatever situation I find myself in. I want to have my priorities in order.

I think that's why I was so confused and inspired by of all things, an Obituary today. It's causing a controversy.

It was in the New York Times, so you know it’s someone that’s a big deal. Her name is Yvonne Brill.  

Here’s how her obit started: 

She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job and took eight years off from work to raise three children. "The world's best mom," her son Matthew said.

But Yvonne Brill, who died on Wednesday at 88 in Princeton, N.J., was also a brilliant rocket scientist, who in the early 1970s invented a propulsion system to help keep communications satellites from slipping out of their orbits.

The controversy is that people are calling it sexist because they didn't lead with the brilliant rocket scientist part. I happen to think they got it right. 

 

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4/6/2013 9:48:08 AM
peggy mcmanus United States
peggy mcmanus
MY DAUGHTER AND SON ALMOST DIED IN A TRAGIC CAR ACCIDENT DEC 4 2012 THIS SONG WAS PLAYING MY CHILDERN SHOULDNT BE HERE RIGHT NOW BUT GOD HAD SOMETHING IN STORED FOR THEM MY SON WAS ON LIFE SURPORT FOR 18 DAY BROKE HIS BACK NECK LEG AND BLEEDING ON HIS BRAIN MY DAUGHTER BROKE HER BACK LEG ARM AND HAD PLASTIC SURGERY ON HER FORHEAD I PRAYED GOD WOULD LEAVE THEM HERE AND HE DID I I GAVE MY LIFE TO GOD AND BAPTIZED EASTER MORNING ARE GOD IS MIGHTY AND CAN DO ANYTHING MY CHILDERN ARE HERE THERE IS KNOW ONE ABOVE HIM DOCTORS DID SAVE MY CHILDERN GOD DID AND I PRAISE HIM EVERYDAY IM NOT RICH IM POOR I LIVE DAY DAY BUT IM RICHER THAN ANYONE THAT DOES BLEIVE IN GOD I DO AND I AM THE RICHEST . I LOVE YOU MY GOD ALMIGHTY GLORY TO ARE GOD .
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