Happy American Thanksgiving- A day late
I am working covering the jobs of all my American co-workers while they celebrate. I am driving down to Jesusland this Sunday or sooner depending on the snow storm that is coming. So last night I got a call from my family as they all were enjoying being together. I thought I would be sad for not being there, but I am here safe and warm with my little family of Emilio and our four legged kids, and that is what I am most thankful for.
I also got the added benefit of avoiding the Fox news talking points of some family members that vote Republican as the US and world economies are in ruins from Republican policies, that voting based on abortion while conservative policies create a third world infant mortality rates in the US, and the killing of millions of innocent civilians who's crime is having brown skin and a different religion. There is so much more and yet does it really need to be said here? I hope someday they will learn voting based on Gods, Gays and Guns is stupid.
Emilio and I are having a hard time of it lately about my going down to visit family and friends. Mostly because in our 7 years together we've only spent one night apart and it was at a sleep apnea clinic in ajoining rooms. Emi can't go to the US yet, our lawyer is still working on it.
When the person you love most in the world has been threatened to be taken away from you simply because you are gay, it really does take it's toll. I guess that is why in almost 7 years we haven't been apart. It may sound extreme and odd to some people, but the idea of being apart even for a short time is not easy for us.