I just can’t handle the news again. The separation of children from their parents at detainment camps is too much for my emotions to handle. I donated a bit of money to an organization set out to help the families to reunite, but there’s nothing else I can do. And it hurts. There’s a sound clip that has been used on the radio news coverage of this traumatic situation – a young child crying for their mother. It tears me apart inside to hear it. I can’t handle children going through trauma now that I’m a mother – I just can’t. But what can I do? I feel completely useless in this situation.
Maybe I’m extra sensitive because I just stopped breastfeeding AND I have my period, but the situation in the states is more than I can handle. I’ve been crying about it. I’ve been trying to avoid listening to news. I’ve been squeezing my daughter so tightly, and living in equal parts graditude for the privileged life we have, and utter fear that it could all be taken away from us and we could also be torn apart by any number of terrible events.
That is all. Sorry for the bummer post.