Sunday, January 12, 2014

WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO....GOT TO DO WITH IT....

The word prompt this week is LOVE.  You would think that would be ssssooo easy.  WRONG!  lol  I have written like six different drafts on this word this week.  It's a difficult word.  Not because it is small but, because it is so BIG.

Thank goodness it is so big.  

I was chatting with a friend I have not met yet on facebook the other day.  She made the remark that *she could not hurt someone that she had not met*.  That threw me for a loop.  That sentence has gone around and around in my head for days now.  I could not figure out why it was so prickly to me or why...or why I could not shake it. 

I finally figured it out.  I think it bothered me because, if you cannot hurt someone you have not met then, you cannot love someone you have not met. 

I love lots of people I have not met yet.  

Hell, I love lots of people that I will never ever GET to meet in person.


And, if you are reading this, more than likely, YOU are one of those people.

This week, it felt as though the world tilted on its axis and LOTS of people I know have almost fallen off.  I have worked hard at putting out fires.  BIG fires.  Then I got to hear about a fire that some someone else put out.  I got to hear about a Clark Kent.  

I know a kid.  Actually, I just met him this week and he told me his story.  He is 18. He had a 35 hour a week job PLUS he going to school full time. His mom leaves him and his brother (who is 16) alone on Christmas because she wants to go spend Christmas with her boyfriend "since it is SUCH a special day".  He gets woken up the day after Christmas by mom saying she and boyfriend want to live alone and he and his brother have 5 minutes to GET.THEIR.SHIT. and get out. He got out with some clothes and shoes. Not even a toothbrush.

He never got to open the presents under the tree.


Oh look...you are I are thinking the same horrible thoughts about MOM right about this time!  *spits*

 I asked him how in the world he got back to town because the kid has no car. He said well.....I called Clark.  I asked who is that. Clark was the boy's step-father for a few years until they got divorced. The mom refused to allow him to keep seeing the boys.  But Clark, Clark was smart....he tried keeping in contact in little ways. Always making sure that they were ok. My guy had not told Clark how bad it had gotten. He had not seen Clark in over 3 years. So my guy calls and says *Clark, she just kicked us out. What do I do?*  Then the kid looks at me with his eyes wide says...."and Mindy do you know what he says??? He says *Son, you come here. I have beds for you and your brother. You will always have a place here with me.*  Mindy he did not even say *well, let me see what I can do....or let me think.* He said *come here son*. Then he said....*oh! Do I need to come and get you? I told him no.... I can get to you. And I got here Mindy.  Clark has taken me to the school and got me enrolled. He took me around and helped me put in applications to work. He has never said one bad thing about my mom. She has not even called to check on me. She does not know where I am. But I am here with Clark....it's going to be alright.*"

And that kid is going to be fucking awesome one of these days due to Clark...his non-biological ex-stepfather. Clark who did not have to do ONE.DAMNED.THING.


Clark.... who must have a cape in his closet.



....thinks that there should be adult merit badges

20 comments:

  1. Wonderful Mindy thank you

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  2. I've had a few Clarks myself-- I had a Clark this week. Not in quite the same way, but when I was growing up, DEFINITELY in similar ways. Aren't people miracles?

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    1. Yes they are. So many super heros that do not even know that is what they are. And look at you...LOOK at how you turned out. I want to give all of your's medals.

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  3. One person can save the world for a child. This is a story I won't forget. Thank you.

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    1. You lived the story and look how you turned out! I am sorry that you know the other side. You rock dear.

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  4. We should all take a lesson from Clark! It would have been so easy to write those 2 young men off like their mother did, but Clark knew in his heart~ he was the one to make a difference. Thanks Princess for sharing!

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    1. Yes we should! And I know you and I are using the term *mother* loosely.

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  5. fabulous

    I will take LOVE as my next writing too :) copycat me!

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    1. LOL you do that!! I will love reading what you write.

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  6. This is a story I will not soon forget. It is also the kind of love I aspire to.

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  7. Me too, what Diane said. I agree... and like I said earlier too, a perfect example of love in action. That unconditional acceptance. "I am here. I will help" This man must have many merit badges! I am now rolling around the thought that you can't hurt someone you haven't yet met... but yes you can love.. and Mindy, I love you. <3

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  8. I'm speechless. Wow.

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    1. I was so glad that I got to hear his story!

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  9. This made me cry. God bless that man and those boys. That mother must have a shit load of pain stuffed down deep to choose a man over her children.

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    1. LOL or something huh Hope? I have a hard time understanding any woman who treats her kids like that.

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  10. Is there any way I can help Clark and his boys? Do they need anything?

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    1. Oh I do love you my bunny! I saw him this week. He, his brother and Clark are doing well. Thank you for wanting to.

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