The controversy over whose life matters with hashtag #blacklivesmatter and #bluelivesmatter is stupid. You know whose life matters? Mine. My life matters.
I’m more than the thin blue line I walk, the badge I wear, the uniform and agency I represent. I’m also a mom, wife, daughter, sister, mentor, and friend. I do my best to make the right decisions, to help others, and to make this world a safer place. I matter because of all of those things. I matter because those things matter to me. I matter because I choose to.
Justice is blind. People are not. We judge by what we see and hear, and what we see is from a narrowed perspective, what we hear is what we are told. It takes more than one person to make a nation so violent and unforgiving. It will take more than one person to make our nation peaceful and able to forgive.
#Mylifematters. Does yours?