We were all born colorblind

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We were all born colorblind

 

I was so sadden by the news of that man that came into a bible study class and killed all of thoese people last week.

I couldn’t imagine the hatred that man had in his heart that he would do something like that, for what reason? The color of their skin? So you think your life is worth more than another’s because of the color of your skin?

 

I pray for the the families left behind, shattered and broken, asking why? I pray for this man who did this, because he is sick and is filled with haterd.

 

I pray for him because we were all born colorblind, we teach hate, we teach racism. Our hearts are filled with love and compassion when we are born, we teach our children to either embrace that spirit or we teach them that we are better than another human being because of the color of their skin, their beliefs, their accents and even their social standing, this hatred is taught. He was taught this and I truly feel sorry for him because people should never be this closed minded.

 

I grew up with a mom who was raised in Harlem, we had black friends, Indian friends, Jewish friends, Muslim friends, Native American friends, our house was like the United nations and I carried on my mom’s compassionate heart, my own house is like that now.

I remember when Tryon Martin was killed, people actually asked me if I was afraid to go to my church

(My church happens to be predominantly black )

I couldn’t believe the question, why should I?

 

The people in my church have the biggest, kindest hearts of anyone I know, they took me in when I was lost, broken, hurt, when I had hit rock bottom, they showed me love, compassion and the real meaning of giving even when I nothing to give back.

 

I can’t imagine going to bible study like I do every week, a place of worship, a place of refuge and now being afraid of going because you don’t know who is going to try to kill you because they filled with hatred just because of the color of your skin, because of your beliefs.

 

But God did not give us the spirit of fear, he gave us strength, strength to believe in him.

I will not be afraid, I will keep going, I will keep telling others what saved my life and I will live my life by example, to my girls, to the world. I want to teach love and compassion, and I want them to know that love knows no color….

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

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What is a father?

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What is a father?

 

Any man can be a father, not every man can be a dad though.

I know what a good man is because I have been lucky enough to have not one father but two great father’s in my life.

I had my real dad who was an incredible dad and I had a step dad who was an equally incredible dad.

 

I was at church yesterday and it was a hard day because it was Father’s day and not only was I missing both my dad’s but my step dad had died on Father’s day as well.

 

We had a comedian there, (Yes, our Bishop is a trip, he definitely thinks outside the box) the comedian  said something that stuck with me, he said when kids say “you ain’t my real dad”

 

He went on to say “oh really I really live in this house, I really pay the bills here, I’m really here for you and your mom…so I am your “real dad”

your biological dad “stepped out on you and your mom”  so he should be your step dad but I am here, I am your real dad.

 

Yes, it doesn’t matter if they are your “biological” dad or not, they are the ones who were there for you, kissed your boo boos, helped you with homework, was there when you needed to talk, supported you and believed in you, that makes a dad, it’s not just about  blood.

 

I was so blessed to have 3  incredible men in my life growing up, the third was a long time family friend we called “Big daddy”

These 3 men taught me what real men were suppose to be like, they were hard working, kind and compassionate, they always had time to teach me things, to listen, to admit their mistakes, to  show their love to me always, yes, these men we’re the most incredible role models I could have ever have and I am so grateful to have had them in my life.

 

I truly miss them and all they brought to my life… but I am also blessed to have some other incredible men in my life now, long time friedns, who will be role models to my girls and hopefully touch their lives as they have touched mine.

 

So today my friends, it doesn’t matter if you have a “real”  father around, stop and give thanks to the “real” men that are in your life, they are the ones that are stepping up, making a difference, showing everyone what a real man is, blood or not it is their day too!

 

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