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Wednesday, June 03, 2020




The days are ugly right now in so many different ways and in so many places, but He's got this and I am thankful for that promise.

My day was spent with good conversations with both of my kiddos about the current protests/riots.

Isaac is handling it well for being a young black man, but he understands the reality of needing to be careful around others because of racial generalizations. I'm proud of him as his faith is growing!

Maegann came home from work today as she wasn't feeling well and they are still having to follow COVID regulations for workers. Just as well as she was totally overwhelmed and uncertain with the current events. She'd been targeted by a couple people verbally because she is white. Horrible statements being made out of fear, but so unkind and so unnecessary. I am thankful she will be getting the next color treatment for returning to her natural hair color as the blonde she's at now is a very noticeable "white girl" look. I believe that something this simple will be helpful in not being singled out.

A couple positives coming out of this for our family is that Isaac has requested we resume our weekly family Bible study (not Sunday worship) and Maegann and Isaac spent the entire evening outside talking and laughing. This is not a common event at our place because of his autism. If it takes the rioting and racism to bring a change in their relationship who am I to complain!

Tomorrow I need to do laundry, finish up another client plan and then I'll decide from there what happens.

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  • CARMACHAMELEON
    Janet,

    I thank God for what is happening in this world at the moment, as I have seen NOTHING but BLESSINGS the entire time and your family is of that!!!!

    Blessings!

    - Nancy Jean -
    GA
    24 days ago
  • ARNETTELEE
    Thanks for sharing. Your kiddos will deal with the situation, and they will be fine!

    Take care and stay safe! emoticon
    27 days ago
  • BLESSED2BEME
    Good always comes from anything that happens in our lives if we allow it and it appears the silver lining for your kiddos is caring for each other - I'm so happy to hear about the time they spent laughing and having fun together.

    I honestly am still having a hard time understanding how some people can hate another person because of their race because I was raised to love everyone. I pray Isaac never has to face such hate.

    Only Love is going to drive out the hate. I sure wish the media wouldn't distort everything though. Between COVID and now the riots/looting and/or protesting, its so hard to know what is really true and what they've made up. I think that our nation is going to have the highest ever levels of mental health issues from all this.


    29 days ago
  • MUSICMOMOF2
    I'm glad that you have been able to talk to both kids about everything. Praying for your family.
    29 days ago
  • DAWNWATERWOMAN
    Praying for you & your family
    29 days ago
  • AKA_TROUBLE
    I understand and empathize with the protests, but not with the looting and burning. Those never fix anything.
    29 days ago
  • SPARKLE-IT
    We pray for God's will for our lives and those of the whole world. I'm enjoying your happy moment as a parent when you see your kids getting along. God bless you!
    29 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    I'm sorry that both of your kids are in tough places right now. This world is hard. May it make your whole family stronger.
    29 days ago
  • BIKE4HEALTH
    I have found that reading good books and listening to good music is the way to avoid the ugly news. You just never know if what you are listening too is real or not with how distorted the media does things to just sell a better story.

    As good book isnt going to do that
    29 days ago
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