As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
As current events continue to happen, this does not mean that previous events are of lesser importance. When we think of the border crisis, it is still on-going. The irony is that we mourn the loss of individuals when they are gone, but when we are able to, or are in a position to take care of others we decline. We mourn loss, congregate as a whole, but don't even look twice when individuals need care, love or support. In the same sense we can think of other ironies. When we read hast tags, or leaders crying out families belong together. Of course there is a context to this when we think of the children being separated from the border, with their parents. The ideal is true, families do belong together, but sometimes this is not the case, not even for the children crossing the border. Families exist in different forms, just because families become separated, it doesn't mean that the desire for love is ever diminished, or erased.
We can think about this from the level of an adult being separated, parent, caregiver, to that of children who are not living with their biological parents, or both parents. Situations change, relationships do breakdown, but this does not mean that the need for love was never there. We see this in children who need the love from both parents, or adults who crave that sense of wholeness through fulfilling relationships. Love is what we live for, it is what keeps us moving forward in life. Weather a family is a nuclear unit or not, love is what we yearn for, and it's love that keeps families together.
As the cry to keep families together at the border continues, lets not forget those children who are now separated, and need the love, care, attention of professionals to assist them.My thoughts to share with love & kindness! :)