Decisions Parents Make


There have been many changes in our culture since my children were little. As the calendar is about to flip to August, school is just around the corner for the grandchildren. My adult children face more difficult decisions than I did.

One daughter will have three children in the public schools in the fall. Two others will be homeschooled in a classical curriculum. The oldest son is in college.

My other daughter will have two children in public school and one in a small private school. Each family is trying to make the best decision for each child, working with what is financially feasible.

My children received vaccines on the CDC schedule—until I began researching the safety of vaccines. Fortunately, the number of vaccines that they received were much less than what is on the CDC schedule today. They received a less cumulative amount of aluminum and other toxins injected into their tissue.

According to today’s CDC schedule a child should receive 31+ injections by age six.  Between the age of seven and eighteen, 18+ more injections are recommended. One would assume that that immune system God gave us, is no longer working. 

Many of my grandchildren have never been vaccinated, and yet they are healthy! My adult children have made their best decisions for each child.  

The organization, ICAN, has recently published a book for children titled, I’m Unvaccinated and That’s OK! This book helps children understand the choice, not to vaccinate.

The parents that have chosen to delay or avoid vaccines have spent time learning about vaccines, the lack of safety studies and the ingredients in the vaccines. They have been labeled anti-vaxxers. But as more and more data is revealed, the topic shows the need for more and better research.

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By Carol

Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.


  1. Amen, Carol. I love that your family is making decisions based on each child.
    Ps: I made a new website Called Gracefilled Moments, I will still be hosting Sweet Tea & From there. It’s a combination of Simply Coffee & Jesus and my other site A Blessed Mess. The address is

    Thanks bunches for sharing this with Sweet Tea & Friends this month sweet friend. I appreciate you.

  2. Seems there’s a shot for everything,
    from measles to the Hong Kong flu,
    and if you take them, they will bring
    serenity to you,
    except when they don’t really work,
    and you get real sick for true,
    but if you say that you’re a jerk
    and Facebook’s gonna ban you.
    It seems free speech does not exist
    when challenging the orthodox,
    and protest signs that shout Resist!
    are packed away when money talks
    and Big Pharma buys ad space
    to bury dissent without a trace.

  3. Good post, and very important. It’s not right that people who have made the decision not to have all the vaccines are labeled and often attacked. We all need to have the information available to us so we can all make the informed decision that really is best for us or for our children. Visiting from FMF#12

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