Wednesday, June 03, 2020
" We are not what we know but what we are willing to learn."
Mary Catherine Bateson
This is why Blacklivesmatter to me
I grew up in a strict Italian family. When you visited my grandpa he always said
make me proud when we left and he meant it. You couldn't swear in his house
or chew gum it was all about respect to him and for you. We were raised to be
respectful and do great things.
About thirty years ago my sister got pregnant by a man of color who chose not
to raise the baby ,My grandpa was livid he banned her from his house and our
family. My grandma cried and was very upset.
Christmas Eve we all got together at my aunts house like we did every year.
My grandpa came only because my sister said she was not coming. My sister
came any way she handed me the baby in the kitchen and ran to our mother's
room to hide from my grandpa.
I took the baby and went to sit right next to my grandpa. I said isn't she beautiful
she didn't do anything to you . God sent her to our family to love. He reached out
to her and held her for a long time tears streaming down his face. He then called
my sister over and all was forgiven.
Since that day I have been a fierce supporter of that baby and her brother. It saddens
me deeply that they do not have the same opportunities as my own kids , that they are
seen as a threat etc. I don't see their color I only see their souls.
Like our family people can learn and change . You have to be still and listen ,we need
a new world where we all can be one big family, I hope it happens soon, thank you
for reading my page for being my friend and for supporting me .I love you all.
Keep looking for Hugs, Happiness and Healthy Living