North Carolina OKs constitutional same-sex marriage ban
It is too early to feel so shaky and fired up. Too early to feel so much confusion and sadness. But alas, the social media beast has delivered me the disappointing news that occurred in our northern neighbor. Oh, I know many tried to stop the madness that is amendment one. But, when I saw those posts singing praise that love can sometimes be wrong my fists clenched. My heart picked up the pace. All of the sudden my once sleepy eyes became alert. While no, I did not participate in a full-blown public typing argument, I decided to do just this instead:
When my little man awoke we had a discussion over a cup of joe and milk respectively. I did the best job I could to describe in laments terms about gay marriage. It went something like this:
Me- Miles, I want to tell you something really cool and important.
Me- Ok, you know how mommy and daddy are in love? And we are married?
Miles- yeah! you had a wedding!
Me- Right. Well, sometimes a mommy and a mommy can be in love too! Or a daddy and a daddy!
(You see, all animals, insects, people, and pets are mommys and daddys as opposed to male and female. I can’t convince him otherwise. So, this was my best reasoning point.)
Me- So what do you think about that?
Miles- I don’t care.
Me- Exactly! Love can not ever be bad little man. It always always good.
Miles- My love you!
Me- Except here is the thing. Some people think that it is bad. Some people think that a mommy and a mommy or a daddy and daddy should not fall in love and get married.
Miles-Why? Why do they do that?
Me- because it scares them. But, they are wrong. It is not scary one bit. It is only good.
Miles- ok. My know this. Daddy already told me. Want to play with me?
(Well, well, he beat me to the punch! One point for daddy. So, proud!)
I figure, I can’t stop what has happened. My voice means little to nothing. Honestly, hardly anyone reads this blog, and probably even less will now, so even this outlet will amount to little change as well. But, if I can inform my boys of the truth then I am doing the right thing. The next generation will know that this is wrong. That there is no way around it; love is good. I will in grain this love into their little souls.