It’s been too long. Returning is like a warm hug when you’ve been lost in the cold.
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Although I’m missing my family tremendously, I’m feeling humbly grateful for the insight about the meaning of this Christmas madness through the separation.
Dearest friends and family, in my world and blogging world, this Christmas remember each moment now, soak it up, for tomorrow it’ll be just another memory. Feel the joy and love around you and let it be part of you. We are blessed. Truly.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night, at least here in OZ.
Hi all! Sorry for being a neglectful blogger. Life has gone from fast pace to warp speed.
We just returned from vacation! Had an awesome time seeing family and having fun! All was perfect until we had to face Hawaii’s airport security!!! The full body scanners!! I successfully avoided them with my toddler, but my husband and 14 year old child fell victim to this violation of human rights.
Not sure of their safety or effectiveness, highly controversial topics, but instinctually aware that they’re just wrong, I had to watch as my beloved family had to go through one. Nude images of my husband and child were on display for someone’s eyes! Not sure who’s eyes or how this “virtual strip search” of my child and husband protects us, I died a little as a mother and a human this day. I failed as a mother and as a human; I didn’t protect my family, my child and other fellow humans from being raped of their dignity and their rights. Child pornography is illegal but taking nude images of my 14 year old for air travel security purposes is ok? What’s gone wrong with these people???
Sadly, I won’t be traveling through the USA ever again, or for as long as there are regular use of these body scanners. And I mean ‘every’ person going through security that day was scanned!!! Minus myself with my 3 year old, but that will probably change soon too.
I’m glad to be in our house and we had the best vacation! Well…..minus our detour flying through the US.
Peace and love!!! Lord knows we need a ton of it!! XR