1.15.2012

Incomprehensible.



This weekend I've had some time to catch up on my blog reading.
Which for the most part has been wonderful...but I have found a few things that REALLY upset me, and I want to share them with you.

This seems to be making its rounds so maybe you've already heard that a major hospital is denying a child a kidney transplant because she is "mentally retarded". This is heartbreaking and infuriating to me! Please take your time to read about it and share it.

My sweet friend C is being separated from the love of her life because in this country, people think they have the right to decide who we should love. And people can marry and divorce as many times as they want, as quickly as they want, for whatever stupid reason that they want - as long as they're heterosexual. I am heartbroken for C and D.

And this blogger's family's life has been turned upside down by a diagnosis of leukemia for their 16 year old son. They are asking for nothing but prayers.

I get so frustrated hearing about things like this, wishing there were something I could do to help. Wondering why things have to be this way.
It also reminds me to count my blessings.




7 comments:

Tara R. said...

I've read about the little girl and the couple being separated. I don't understand how either of those injustices can happen in this country. I am stunned. Another of my blogging friends found out her 5yo was also diagnosed with leukemia. All of this makes me so incredibly grateful for my life and family. Hugs to you friend.

bill lisleman said...

Unfortunately tragedies will probably always occur but that doesn't make it any better for anyone.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So much sadness. This are tragic.
Praying for everyone. Thank you for sharing these posts with me.

Mrs4444 said...

It's especially hard for sensitive people to carry such burdens. That's why I'm glad you are sharing them. Saying prayers for those involved...

LceeL said...

The hardest thing about blogging is dealing with the "separation" - especially when we become aware of some tragedy, or injustice, or situation we would, if we could, like to remedy. It's the enforced distance - the remoteness - the impossibility of reaching through the screen to touch someone, or thing that gets to be so maddening about blogging. But then you realize - there are so many. So very many. It would be impossible to help them all.

Or would it?

Helene said...

I've read about Amelia's story and have FB'd it and also signed the petition. It's outrageous and I can't even imagine how her parents must feel. I really hope that with the support of everyone who's been upset by this story, that she'll be able to have her transplant.

Myya said...

Uhhh I hate hearing of awful things like this happening too. It breaks my heart. We definitely need to count our blessings every second!