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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Things That Make My Heart Hurt

Social media is kind of ugly right now.  There are a lot of things to debate.  Elections, social issues......there are a million things to opine about.

Sometimes I wade in and read.  Mostly I don't.  But sometimes I do.  Then I wish I didn't.  It's not that I don't care.

When did kindness take a back seat?  When did our own opinions matter more than anyone else's? When did shaming another for their feelings become okay?  When did dropping friends based on their feelings differing from yours become okay?

Are we really as tolerant as we claim to be?

When did opinion become fact?  Why is one person wrong and the other right?  Could you both be right? Could you both be wrong?

Do you know why someone with an opposing view has that view?  Do you care?  Why?  Why not?  If you don't care?  Why?

Just my rambling.  My eyes hurt.  My head hurts.  My heart hurts.  Can't we be just a little more kind?

Thursday, July 28, 2016

And the Second One Leaves the Nest

It doesn't get easier letting them go.  I thought Jamaica was far.  It seems that was just a practice run. This one is headed for the England Leeds Mission. 

I will miss everything about him.

The First Born Returns

13 days ago, I got my family all together again.  He's older.  He's more independent.  We are enjoying getting to know him all over again.