Yesterday eve on PBS News a mental health expert was asked his thoughts on what it must be like for the little girl born into captivity (freed this week as you all know). The guest pointed out that millions of people in our country are victims in their own homes right now and experience much the same as this girl. That this kind of abuse (I’m not quite morbid enough to type it here) is much more common than many think.
It’s so sad- but I really appreciated this perspective, and it’s implications regarding how we are more aware of our media than our surroundings. That we can more easily glue ourselves to our sets, shaking our heads, than knock on our neighbor’s door.
So this mother’s day I definitely plan to honor myself for trying my best every day to be a great who for my baby. And honor all three of my mother whos. But I’m also going to be thinking about all the people who work in mental health and community care for pennies. And all those brave enough to support a loved one through a recovery. You guys are so cute.