Wow, I did not realize how long it has been since I wrote on my blog. I sit here and wonder what got into my way. Then I realize I wrote a number of blogs and just never posted them. I didn’t because when I wrote them I was not in the right frame of mind. I was emotional, I was hurt, or one thing or another and it was not appropriate to post on my blog. So, I apologize for not updating sooner. I promise I am going to get better at this.
This month has been very emotional for me. I have sat and watched our world go crazy here in the United States. I have watched as families get torn apart because of one’s political views. I have watched people I love get hurt by the election. I have seen friends cry their eyes out on video chat because they are so upset. Let me say this before I continue any further. I respect you if you voted for Joe Biden. I respect you if you voted for Donald Trump. I respect you if you voted 3rd party.
As an American, I am heartbroken. I think back to 9/11 where our country was united and strong against the enemy that attacked our country and killed our fellow Americans. I think about the passengers who attempted to take back the plane to save other people. I think about the first 4th of July celebration after that. Our country was strong. I look at our country now and I think we are weaker than ever.
On November 4, our election was held. People had very firm beliefs in who they voted for. But since that time, the divisions has grown. Those who voted for Trump are taking to the streets and protesting that the election was robbed. Biden supporters are just as adamant in their belief. Where does this animosity end though? Will it end with a civil war? Will it end on January 20th? Will it end if states succeed from the Union? What is it going to take?
I would like to take you on a little journey. You are 5-years-old. Momma and daddy are fighting about finances. When I say fighting, I mean yelling, screaming, and throwing things at each other. As a 5-year-old, you are going to be scared out of your mind. This is what our children are seeing and watching us do. We are raising our children to believe that fighting amongst one another is an appropriate thing to do.
We need to come together and unite. We do not have to agree, but we must unite and be Americans. We don’t have to have the same beliefs. We don’t have to sing Kumbaya. But, we have to unite as Americans to be civil to one another. This division is going to destroy our country if it has not already.
I know I get angry sometimes on social media. I have had to take a few posts down. I have because I have let my frustrations get the best of me. But, when are we going to stop and say, you deserve my respect if nothing else? When are we just going to remember the other person is a human?
My heart breaks. My soul mourns the country I once knew. What’s it going to take?