Just a few of the babies Rebekah "caught." (Photo taken at her funeral. Fosston, MN 8/7/2021)
I never met her in person but she saved my friend's life. After thirty-six hours of labor, Marie (110 pounds sopping wet) gave birth to Anthony (10 pounds)...and the bleeding wouldn't stop.
Thankfully, midwife Rebekah Knapp was there and knew exactly what to do. It may be an old wive's remedy but after drinking half a cup of lemon juice, Marie was in the clear and Anthony as healthy as a horse.
After attending to the births of over 1,000 babies, God called Rebekah Knapp of Fertile, MN home in a tragic car accident on Tuesday night. (Scroll down for video and slideshow!)
The community of Northern Minnesota is in shock.
Thousands are grieving.
I never met her, except through Facebook, but news of Rebekah's death has shocked me too. She was my age. Lived not too far from me. She did God's work every day of her life and yet He chose to call her home "early" as you and I see Time.
I have a saying: "When in distress, eat, clean or write."
I cleaned all morning. We just ate lunch. There's nothing left to do now but write my flippin' giblets out and hope it helps.
One of the most unforgettable moments in American politics was the indescribable expression on our President's face as he descended the golden escalator after clinching the Presidency in 2016. It was the expression of a man who was deeply moved, almost to the point of tears.
Yesterday, America, we saw that expression again as our beloved President-in-Exile took the stage to address the North Carolina GOP Convention. Over 1.8+ million Americans watched via Right Side Broacasting and when President Trump stepped onto the stage...wow!!! The Live Chat went crazy! Everyone was posting hearts, flags, tears and even goosebumps faster than anyone can read. The love for him was palpable. The patriotism unsurpassed.
And what a speech he gave! Our President went off teleprompter (as usual!) almost immediately and ad libbed off-and-on for ninety minutes.
So much has happened and y'know what? Most of it's been good. I do believe, yes I do believe, the headlines are trending in the right direction.
I was going to write another Article Proper today but what the heck! A letter is much more fun, don't you think?
Where to start? So much has happened, I have to consult my journal and daily spreadsheet to remember it all. Yes, I keep a spreadsheet of our lives...To-Dos, things that happened, things to remember, budgeting. Hey! Don't laugh! I'm German. We are a very organized people!
Yeah, I know, I know. Since Eve at the "apple," there's always been evil afoot in this cockeyed world. But now it's become very personal for all of us.
Before November 3rd, we Trump supporters suspected there would be hefty voter fraud but none of us could've anticipated the length, depth and extent of the Left's "wickedness in high places." They overdid it so thoroughly, it was a gift. A revelation. They cooked their own goose. Like you, I was glued to the election headlines until a fortnight ago, when the evil become not just national, but personal.
In the midst of the election drama, evil suddenly began to visit my husband and I. On the evening of 11/17 when I saw a shadow person under our pine tree for the first time in my life, I dismissed it as a trick of my eyes until our doxiepoo started low growling. On 11/20, my husband was jarred awake by the strong smell of death in a nightmare but we didn't know what it all meant. At 7:45 p.m. that evening, we received the call. My step-daughter, Caitlin Jane Thompson (21), had probably ODed. She was then struck by a vehicle in La Crosse, WI. By 9:20 p.m., she was gone.
The last two weeks have been a fog of questions and grief. I couldn't follow the headlines, couldn't write a word. As I sought answers for Michael, Caitlin's father, other grieving parents reached out, telling me of four suicides of teens/young adults in that same area of Wisconsin within the last month.
Our hearts are with all of you who've lost a biological child or step-child. We understand your pain. My husband, Michael, says there's a hole in his heart that will never heal.
We are being attacked by darkness in the bosom our families as well as in our nation as a whole.
On November 27th, Karen Cornett tweeted, "Sidney Powell is asking for prayer...She is surrounded by evil." Then we heard that one of Sidney Powell's key witness was so savagely beaten they were admitted to Intensive Care. While Trump's team was beset by evil, I received orders from Caitlin's "family" in Wisconsin to stop speaking to anyone who knew her. To stop seeking answers about her last days and hours on Earth, as any normal mother would want to do.
They say, when you're taking flak, you're right over the target.
Patriots, we are right over the target. We are at war with wickedness in high places and I'm back in the battle!