Between all the sadness that has happened this past week with the suicide death of actor Robin Williams, the killing of unarmed teen Micheal Brown and the subsequent madness that has broken out in Ferguson, Missouri and just the everyday crimes that happen locally, my heart is feeling a little heavy today. I look at out at this world we're living in and my hope starts to slip a little bit. There appears to be wars going on between good and evil. Sadly, it seems like evil keeps winning more and more each day.
This whole situation with Ferguson has me feeling like we're going back in time. It's no longer just a "problem" to be driving or shopping while Black, it's just living while Black period. And our children, especially our young males, seem to be the most targeted. Nevertheless even in the mist of all of these trials and tribulations, I'm finding things to still remain thankful for.
As the Black community continues to mourn Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and the countless other kids who have been slain these past few years, I'm finding myself thankful for the non-Blacks who have joined our caused and picked up a cross to bear in the continued fight for equality and justice. I've seen how these people can get crucified on social media (and in real life) by their own races for speaking up on our behalf and voicing their own calls for change in the way minorities in general are treated. It's comforting to know that persons outside of the Black community see our struggles and pretty much are willing to put themselves in harm's way to help us. Likewise, I'm thankful when we as a Black community unite with other communities to voice our support during their times of injustice. It just proves that unity is in fact possible if we can just all get on board the Unity Train.
I'm thankful for my family. I know that I blog about my kids and my husband a lot, but there are so many other members in my family who play a huge part in my life and my support system. I'm very grateful those people, regardless if they're blood family or friends who have become family. Continuing along that path, I'm extremely thankful for the online family that I've built over the last two years. These last two years, I seem to have really connected with some truly awesome people.
I'm thankful for yesterday and the fact that the sun came out and we were able to have a lovely family outing. I'm really soaking up this time of us being a family of four. As you all know, I've openly talked about my baby fever and desire to add to our family. I've decided to come off of birth control next summer. So, who knows what's going to happen with that.
I'm hoping and praying that the Mr and I will still be on the same page about this and all the stars will be properly aligned. I'm thankful for this blog where I can come and share my thoughts with you all. YUMMommy will be five years old next year and I'm so grateful for everyone who's ever stopped by here and shown support.
What are you thankful for this week?