Hi! Me again. Just wanted to let you know that you linked up to an old Dear So and So entry on the last MckLinky. Brilliant work, dear.
Can I just tell you how unbelievably happy I am that we are nearly done with this place? I will miss Germany, to be sure; I will not miss the politics of your current work environment or the 70+ hour work weeks. I will not miss having you in a situation where you get to see your kids for 20 minutes a night, 6 nights a week if you're lucky. I pray that we find you a place where you can be home when you're home. I never would have thought that something would be harder than having you gone 6 months out of every year...but this has been.
Being sprawled out in the middle of the yard with you was the highlight of my week. I loved exploring our little patch of grass, digging under it and finding out what lived there. It was fun to see how you concentrated on that little bitty spider hanging from that single blade of grass. The story you told me about the ant that lived in the flower we found will stay with me always. I'm sorry we couldn't "catch" one of the ants with a stick. Maybe we'll get a close up look next time.
Dear Facebook Friends,
I understand that we are all very passionate about our politics and that we all have the right to think and say and write whatever we want. I do. But here's the thing. Your status updates show up on my feed. (I think it is stupid to "friend" someone and then hide their feed. I mean, c'mon.) When you post something hateful about something that I believe, it's going to irritate me. I do believe that there are more tactful ways to go about sharing your political views. Super inflammatory posts don't make you look witty; they show just how intolerant you are to the views expressed by others. Also? When your argument devolves into, "If you don't agree with this then you are stupid/racist/bigoted/fill-in-nastiness-of-your-choice-here" my eyes are going to glaze over. At that point, you have lost the debate.
A Little Disgusted,
I love you. It saddens me to know that I am coming back to a home so divided over so many basic things. Why can't you see that when others believe differently it isn't necessarily because they are wrong, it's that they have different priorities? Political issues are rarely right or wrong. It's all a question of balance. I fear for the direction of this country but it's not because we are going left or right...it's because we are splitting.
Sad for us all,
An American Citizen
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