Thursday, November 10, 2016

Our nation is Foggy right Now

On Election Day and the morning after, it was super cloudy that it should have been foggy.  The beautiful sunrise that I can see from my classroom window was not there.  

In my heart, I felt the same fogginess.  I was neither pro Trump nor pro Hillary.  I am still uncertain who should have been President.  When I was voted, I felt sick to my stomach and tears in my eyes.  I have felt for months that no matter how the Election went down, there was going to be protesting from the other side.  

I was and still am scared for our country.  There is such a divide between people right now. 

Family of mine are declaring themselves they are not going to believe in God since our "God" allowed Trump to become President elect.  

People are getting ready to move to other countries because of who was elected President.  

As a teacher in a school that is composed mostly of African American students, I heard racism come out from their mouths towards me because I'm white.  As a couple of students walked by my room, they loudly said "White people voted for Trump."  Do you know how much it hurt me?

I've taught in that district for 17 years.  I have been a champion for my students.  I don't see color.  I see individual students with wonderful qualities.  

Another student of mine ran up to me and told me that they were going to be deported to Africa.  These are 10 and 11 year olds who are worried about these things.  So scary.

We as a nation need to come together as a people.  We need to realize that even though we may look different, have different beliefs, and different sexual preferences, we all human.  We all have dreams and fears.  We are more similar to each other then we realize.

Travel - Talk to people from other areas - That's one of my favorite things to do when we go on road trips.  

I'm Christian.  I'm white.  I'm a woman.   I'm in a heterosexual relationship.  I'm proud to say that.

I won't say who I voted for.  I would have felt the same sinking feeling no matter how I voted.

We need to bring sunshine to the fogginess our nation is seeing at this moment.  Come together as a people rather than working against each other.

Thanks for reading my thoughts,
Traci


Mama’s Losin’ It

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

We didn't Know

As I looked at this week's prompts for writer's workshop, one caught my eye.  The prompt was to share a photo with a back story.  There isn't much of a back story.  It was just a simple visit with my grandma.  It shows how much family means to me.