Thursday, March 12, 2009

The SHOES and GOD!

I had FULLY INTENDED to get photos of yesterday as we testified in front of The Kansas House of Representatives. OOPS-too nervous to take pics. Last year The Captain did ALL the talking-this year I did.

Our Representative introduced the bill and I was the first "conferee" aka speaker for the proponent side (for the bill). There were 2 OPPONENTS to the bill-only one of them got to speak.

Some house members on the committee teared up when BEAN stepped up to the microphone & said his one and only sentence (he came up with his statement himself) ....

"I think this bill should pass because it hurts baby's and it hurt me."

All members were VERY RECEPTIVE to this bill-a big change from last year. They will be moving forward with it PRAISE THE LORD!

What happens next? They have to "WORK THE BILL". Meaning they will make changes/ammendments they feel necessary for a final drafted bill-this takes a while as they have to meet with lawyers and other folks that know the law. Then they will most likely vote next year since the 2009 session ends in a week. If the House votes it in, it then goes to the senate. If it passes the senate & is approved and signed off by the governor-it becomes a law. THIS TAKES A LONG TIME!

God was with us there. Real emotion was shown and I am so thankful our lawmakers-their prayers and all of your prayers.

Also making an appearance were my 5 inch satin stilleto "LUCKY HEELS". I wore these on The Tyra Banks Show and they let me keep them after the show. The painful walk to the state capitol in these puppies was worth it!





17 comments:

Cheryl said...

I'm so glad it went well yesterday...those are some pretty awesome shoes! LOL
P.S. There's an award waiting for you on my page :o)

Mandi said...

Those are some FANCY lucky shoes!!! PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!!! This is such great news and an answer to prayer! Thank you for being God's instrument to speak on behalf of all babies affected by prenatal drug exposure. And Bean, those were some mighty powerful words young man! (:

trina said...

Yippee!! What great news!! PTL!!!
I want to see the rest of the outfit. :)

Shawnee said...

What awesome news! I love the shoes!! We will continue to pray for their hearts to be open and for this bill to pass. Hugs!!

bearhugs2u said...

So glad your day went so well! We are proud of all of you. Now, when you are my age and your back hurts...you can think of those shoes! hee hee (they are beautiful)

Jen said...

those are some cool shoes and I am so glad that all went well.

Caution Flag said...

How exciting! I would like to have heard everything you all had to say. And the shoes? Hawt!

Hope said...

That is fantastic! YAY!

Tracie said...

I love you and your purple shoes!

Joyful Mom said...

Oh Lord, how in the world do you even manage to WALK in those shoes? I know, I have been in my mommy clothes way too long :)

Wow, that sounds so exciting. I cannot wait to hear your praise report really soon. Trusting that God would move on the hearts of those who make the ultimate decision.

Go God :)

Kelly said...

So glad things went well.

I could never walk in those shoes. I wear crocs all day every day. I have never worn heals over an inch. :) Those shoes would be very unlucky for me. I would break my neck.

Andrea said...

YAY! I think when 'we the people' actually get involved and "they" see the real reason for certain bills instead of just political people it makes a difference. YOU made a difference. Praise God for you!

Tam said...

I am all teary reading this! Wow what shoes!!!

RaizenBoyz said...

I sooo hope this passess!!!! Thank you for answering the call!

Tricia said...

Woohoo some more good readings!! I'm glad to follow!

Bobbie-Jo said...

I checked your blog earlier and you hadn't updated on the testimony yet ... very moving.

And "Ouch!" on those shoes. I could never be so brave!

Shana said...

So glad it went so well for you! PTL! I love the shoes....
One of my friends is trying to get the same legislation passed here in Idaho.