Henry, I Must Apologize


I owe you an apology.  While our morning was seemingly normal – eating a bagel with cream cheese, playing with your toys, and making coffee together, I was distracted. I didn’t give you my full attention.

I found it hard to tear myself away from the news on TV. Specifically, the inauguration of our new President, Donald Trump.

I am filled with sadness as this inauguration has a very different feel then the one Mama attended 8 years ago when we swore in President Barack Obama.  While we should be filled with hope and optimism, our nation is divided and most of us have tears in our eyes. We aren’t ready to say goodbye to President Obama.  We aren’t ready to accept this change.

While you’re at school reading books, tracing letters, and expanding your beautiful mind, we are glued to the tv terrified of our future.

I’m going to squeeze you a little tighter tonight as an apology.  An apology for me being distracted during our precious time this morning.

And an apology for the actions of our nation.  I don’t know what the future holds, but I do know that we will fight for you to keep kindness in your heart, love for all beings, and an optimistic outlook.



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