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A Heavy Heart

There are many things I choose not to write much about on my blog. I always wanted this to be a place without stress or arguments — a place of well being for all who visit here.

All day I have felt such heaviness about the violence as a result of U.S. decisions to remove troops from Syria. I am certainly not qualified or educated enough to know what our role in the Middle East should be. But we were there.

All I know is that too many innocent people are suffering and dying. And more will follow. People we pledged to stand behind. It is hard to talk about the joys of my life when so many are suffering.

Why must there be so much hate? I do not understand. I will never understand.

I support organizations on the ground giving aid. I will vote. And I will pray.

18 thoughts on “A Heavy Heart”

  1. Oh, Mama..I share your empathy. This has been hard for me to read and see too. I’ve watched the videos and I’ve seen the photos and I just don’t understand. I love you and I’m sorry your heart feels the weight of this but we all need to feel it, I think.

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    1. It is heart wrenching and so easy to feel powerless to make a difference. But we must do what we can. We cannot pretend it is not happening.

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  2. It is so hard because we are helpless to control the horrific acts and decisions being made. SO important to vote and, God willing, we can change the world for the better. Just hope we’re not too late. Thank you for your heartfelt words.

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    1. Yes, Nancy, we must do all that we can to change this world. It is a very difficult time and yet we have it so much better than so many others.

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  3. Heart felt words…….coming from a war-torn country myself, I feel sorry for those currently suffering. We can only pray and hope that one day the world will be a better place for all.

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    1. I am sorry to hear that you understand this as a person coming from a war-torn country. That must be difficult. I, too, pray for a better life for all people. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. These are difficult days.

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  4. The fact that this bothers you simply shows that you are a kind and caring person, with great empathy for those affected. Even if there is little that most of us can do to change what is happening, the least we can all do is to care.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Pete, it is such a helpless feeling, standing by and watching our world leaders have such disregard for human life. How do we let them take positions of power. It is as if we will never learn. I do struggle knowing we just turned our backs and walked away. Such disregard for those who gave their lives for the fight and those that will continue to suffer because of us.

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