There was a recent report from TheGailyGrind that I came across on Facebook, in which broke my heart. A mother admitted to ambushing and killing her gay son because she could not accept his sexual orientation..
I was filled with a flood of emotions and thoughts and just ranting a little paragraph on Facebook about it was not enough. I had to go deeper.
No, I will not be discussing whether I am for or against gay marriage. Although that topic of gay rights is crucial and needs attention, that is not my main focus of this post.
Love. Family: Your Flesh And Blood.
Those words are most likely going to be repeated in this post more than once.
Correct me if I am wrong, but when you decide to have a family you are committing to going through peaks and valleys with these people in your life. They are the ones you see when you wake up and before you go to bed, they are the people that are suppose to display the first example of Love.
I think we all know first hand that being a teen/young adult is tough.
I mean from 13 years old your body is changing and hormones are flying. 16 years and you are diving into the sea of friendships and relationships, 17 to 19 you are overwhelmed with the thought of university and the list goes on.
Nowadays teens and young adults are trying to maneuver through social media, technology, cyberbullies, real life bullies, I mean they are exploring this crazy, fun, yet terrifying world having in mind that they will meet harassment and judgement.
But that is out in the world.
That is what they should expect when they leave the house and meet the world.
When they come home, to their families, shouldn't it be a different story?
Forgive me, I do not mean to be oblivious. I know families are not prefect themselves, I am fully aware of that. Every family goes through their own trials and tribulations.
I am sure we can all agree that no one is prefect, we are all flawed. I am not better than you and vice versa. So what gives ANYONE the right to take the life of another human being? On top of that your own flesh and blood?
Let us put aside whether or not you agree with one's lifestyle, or maybe you go by a specific faith. Regardless, a family. is a home. a community where a teen is suppose to come back to at the end of the day and feel SAFE because they are a gift to you. Cherish Them.
Why is it that more and more each day we are seeing reports of teens/children/ young adults being harassed, beaten, abused, even murdered in their own home by their own loved ones?
Can you wrap your head around this thought? it's as if this family violence is becoming normal. It is not. This is not normal.
Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Older siblings, Sisters, Brothers, stop trying to FIX the other person or teach them a lesson. First and foremost LOVE your children.