Saturday, June 1, 2013

Why, Hello There!


This is (obviously) my first post. Right now, I've created this blog just for me.  Just to make sure I can get some "me" time to sort out my thoughts.  Being a mom can make me feel a little scattered brained, so hopefully taking some time while my little one is napping and giving myself an outlet will help me start to feel like a real person again.

"A real person" - that sounds horrible, but it's the best way I can describe my feeling.  When I first had my son, he literally slept maybe 6 hours in a 24 hour period. And they were not consecutive.  Needless to say, we were all in a daze.  He thankfully sleeps better now. but all of the days still blend together and I spend most days having one way conversations all day.

My thought of the day is something that I guess may be controversial... but it's something I don't think I'll ever understand.  Parents that disown their children because he/she is homosexual.  I was watching "Undercover Boss" today and there was a young man on there that worked at Popeye's.  He stated he had been homeless and lived under a bridge because his family kicked him out of the house because he's gay.  That is so ridiculous and cruel to me! It's your child! You really are going to just abandon them because of who they love?!   I don't think I'll ever understand that.  Even if you are the most religiously Christian person ever...this STILL doesn't make sense.  I don't think Jesus would approve of this behavior OR of any intolerance. A man that preached love and turning the other cheek would not suggest you completely disown your child and cast them into the streets to fend for themselves. 

My mom and I had a conversation not too long ago where I expressed appreciation for the way she was always so open and loving with us.  She made it known we could come to her with anything.. She also told both me and my brothers she would always love us and if we were gay it wasn't anything to be ashamed of and that we could tell her.  She explained that what matters is how the person treats you and treats others.  

I told her that now that I'm also a mother, I REALLY don't understand those who have such intolerance for the gay community.  I told her that of course I didn't want my son's life to be any more difficult than anyone elses but if he ends up being gay, that will not change how I feel about him.  My husband feels the same way.  My mom's response was that a lot of people get upset because they'll never get to see their child marry if they're gay... my response to that is "but it doesn't have to be that way..." And it really doesn't. I think Kristen Bell said it best

I just want my son to be happy and loved.  And as long he isn't hurting anyone... I don't have a problem.  I'm hoping that gay rights will continue to increase and that in the near future those opposing gay marriage will be in the extreme minority.  It's time to let people have a life of love.

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