love trumps hate

[I wrote this a week ago and have been contemplating whether to post it or not….]

It’s been a tough couple of days.  Aside from having sick kids & struggling with pesky ear infections myself, I feel like I’ve been in a thick cloudy-haze.  I don’t typically like to talk politics, but the results from this past Tuesday’s election hit me hard.  To say I’m scared & nervous, might be the understatement of the year.

I want to preface this with the fact that I know people that sided with each of our candidates & I’m totally fine with that.  Of course we don’t all have the same beliefs, but what I do struggle with is the fact that I have to wonder if some people voted for Trump, our now President-Elect, simply based off of hate.  It’s a disturbing thought.  And, for the 1st time in my 30 some years on Earth I’ve felt ashamed & embarrassed to be an American.

My heart literally aches.  It’s been hard to focus, sleep & imagine what this world has in store for the next 4+ years.  I’ve broken into tears more than I care to admit since the election.  Continue reading

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Halloween 2016

It’s November…can you believe it?  We are 3 weeks and 1 day away from THANKSGIVING.  Excuse me while I have a mini anxiety attack.

Okay, I’ve collected myself.

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.  I’m here to talk about Halloween.  Somehow Halloween jumped out at me.  Seriously, i don’t think I have any concept of time lately.  But, I’m happy to say, we survived!  Halloween was actually pretty fun this year.  Both kids went out Trick-or-Treating together for the first time, so it held a special little place in my heart. Continue reading