PAIN in the pit of my stomach. As most of you are aware of the senseless act of terrorism in Orlando. As a mother of a son that is part of the gay community this scares the HELL out me. All we ever want is for our children to be safe and happy. No matter how old they become the love for our children never changes. No matter of the choices they choose or the path in life that life it self may have laid out for them we as mothers will always worry and love them unconditionally. We cannot protect them from the world out there any more than we can tell them what to do at or what to eat . We can bring awareness and love to a community that houses our children. My child is housed under the rainbow flag. A flag that has 6 colors on it. Each color standing for something. Red-life and sexuality, Orange - healing and friendship, Yellow - vitality and energy, Green - serenity and energy, Blue - harmony and artistry and Purple - spirit and gratitude. ALL THAT IS HOUSED UNDER THE CANADIAN FLAG!!!! No where on those colors does it say HATRED towards others. I'm not implying that they are perfect...we are ALL human. But why do others have to judge and take actions into their own hands and show the senseless violence, the senseless act of hatred that they have. Really where does that get any one. Taking innocent lives is pretty permanent. You can't just say I was only joking and have a do over.
No one deserves to be treated like this. No one deserves to be judged because they may not fall in love with person you think they should, or have friends that you choose for them or the color of their skin or the beliefs they have. These people in Orlando were INNOCENT people that were ALL some ones child. This is a free world, a beautiful world that with a HELL of a lot more love and acceptance will create a lot more peace in it. I have become friends with a lot of my son's friends and if I could HUG each and everyone of them right now and say "Everything is going to be OK" I would. Unfortunately not all people in the world love and accept others like myself. Yes there are people out there that love and offer support in any way they can. Taking a stand and letting everyone know that I do love my son and the community in which he lives and I am not scared to let others know how I feel. Is a stand that I take.
As a scared MAMMA I will continue to worry about my son and I will continue to stand beside him during this devastating act of violence against the purely innocent...for absolutely NO REASON other than HATRED.
Together we can change the world...."One conversation at a time!!"
Love your Mamma