12 Years.

My father, at lake erie

His happy places were fishing, watching NFL amd NASCAR.

He enjoyed a lot towards the end of his life, he worked hard and deserved it.

He had a lot of struggles in his 41 years on this earth.

I cant say he was the best man, person or father there was… But I sure can say he was perfect for me.

I was raised to be strong and independent. I was raise to know right from wrong. I was raised by a single father…

I didn’t know we were ever poor until I was older, but I had every thing I needed.

I was loved.

My dad was taken from my life was to soon. I was 14. In the past 12years he has missed my graduting with honors, serving 5years in the Navy. He missed the births of his grandsons and my marriage…

So many days I wish I could simply call him, or drive to his house…

I miss him.

Heres to 12 years… Amd more to come… Waiting til my kids are old enough to understand so I can tell them stories about him.

Sigh Of Relief

I do my best to keep politics out of my posts, but I feel the need to write some things.

I have a mixed husband and kids. He is black and japanese, as he says heavy on the japanese, as thats the culture he enjoys the most.

I myself am apart of the LGBTA+ and a woman…

I have friends of all walks of life.

Humans rights were never a debate for me.

I stand strong on this election was about morals and human rights and equality.

I hope you sleep easier. I hope my friends of color, and minorities can take a deep breathe. I hope women may gain control over THEIR bodily rights.

I do not apologise if you disagree. I think trump is trash.

This is not the end, we still have to work. We need to keep advocating. We must protect women’s rights. Children in cages. Immigration rights. Poc lives. We still have work to do. Please dont stop.

2020 World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is celebrated every year on October 10th.

It was established October 10, 1992 by Richard Hunter. Hunter was the Deputy Secretary General of the World Federation for Mental Health.

The top 5 warning signs:

Long term sadness or irritability

Extreme high and low mood swings

Excessive fear, worry or anxiety

Social withdraw

Dramatic change in sleeping and lr eating habits

October 8th is also National Depression Screening Day. I highly suggest reaching out if you feel you are having some trouble. Its nothing to ever be ashamed about. You have to take care of you!

You can speak with your primary care provider or an obgyn. Seeking therapy, or really any type of help for your mental health is a step in the right direction!

September 11. 19 years ago

Lets stop with the political 9/11 postsšŸ˜Š

Its not about us forgetting the cops that aided and now we all hate cops. Its about the lives lost. All the first responders that assisted, nit just the cops. Its about those we lost in the war that followed. Its about remembering the brothers,sisters mothers, fathers, children, aunts, uncles, and friends lost.

Its about remembering the heartache that happened and how people came together.

Its not about muslims. Its not about Democrat vs republicans or if bush knew or not.

Its about a historical event that we lived through. That is now taught as a historical event is history class.

To those we lost, rest in peace. To those who suffer with physical or mental wounds, you are loved and your story matters
To those that helped save others and died, you died a hero. To those that helped save people and are still here, you are a hero.
To those whose lost loved ones, my heart goes out to you because this yearly reminder is not fair.

I was in school. I was in first grade. And i hope nothing like that day and the days that followed ever happen again.

#BlackLivesMatter

In a world so dark and shitty, I know my babies will grow up and be kind.
My boys are mixed. White. Black and Japanese.
I may not fear like mothers/families because they are so asian and white in complexion.

But I do fear for the world they are growing up in and will have to navigate someday.
This is the time to talk to your kids and explain what is going on. Teach them to love all colors and stand up for what is right.Ā  Teach them to not be colorblind because right now we need to see color and love it.

As a mother, my heart hurts for the black mothers and fathers. I hope this all ends soon. We can not sit by and let more lives be taken.

#community #blacklivesmatter #biracial #standtogether #wecanendthis #endracism