April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month
Sitting at home this morning cruising through my Facebook feed, when I noticed a message from a friend that I haven't heard from in quite awhile. When I saw that it was posted only moment before, I jumped at the chance to say hello.
During our back and forth I asked how their spouse and child were, and was informed that they were separated...(sigh).
I told my friend to be strong and keep their head up, because I knew that they truly love each other.
All this got me thinking about a song entitled "Don't Let Go," by singer Roy Hamilton.
The reason that song resonated with me so strongly is that, at its essence is the pursuit of blissful human emotions. We often find ourselves doing anything and everything to make that come about ; to attract and attach ourselves to another. It's the reason that we fall in love,and for some, the reason to advance beyond into parenthood.
I will be the first in line to tell you, child, it ain't easy. But I'll also say that if were easy, everybody would do it.
With that said, I want explore the essence of not letting go.
When you meet, and are attracted to someone, and you go through inner workings of their being, and get to the point of falling for them, and finally deciding to make a life, and further, creating a life, I think that we must do all in our power to see things through to the end. Certainly things get old, us included, but that's no reason for giving up. If you went to a great restaurant, ordered a great meal, would you leave after just one bite?
To me it's the same thing in dealing with each other. In our restaurant scenario, you might complain about the food, you may refuse to return even, but once you sit down to it, odds say, either you'll eat it, or send it back.
In life it's a bit difficult to go in reverse, so wouldn't it be wise to give each other some consideration in our "flaws?" Truly, Allah (God) didn't send us back, and He creates everything with perfection. So tell me why are sitting in judgement of each other, and causing such ruckus and chaos in our lives and driving people to the brink of feeling the need of ending their lives because of their "flaws." I feel true sadness for those who have to live in fear because they are afraid if they are "different (choose which different fits here...)."
My heart goes out to my friends in their marital situation, and my heart goes out to those living in the dark of fear, even from those that should love them. I hope that humanity learns and finds a solution to accepting each other, and like that great meal, sits down hold tightly to their forks, and don't let go.
Roy Hamilton "Don't Let Go."