Dear Mr. Trump,
On the morning after the election I posted this conversation with my daughters on Facebook.
Me: I'm sad to say that Trump won.
older child: oh no. What does that mean?
Me: it means we respect the office. But we don't forget that we are beautiful, strong, independent women who will make the world a better place by loving our friends, remembering that a family comes in all different shapes and sizes and that love is love. Bigotry and hatred have no place in this family.
younger child: it's ok when I'm president I'll fix it.
God love their sweet young souls!
What I didn't mention was that my youngest then asked, "Mommy can I still marry S__? He's brown you know" It was at that moment I knew that America had just broken up with me and my heart shattered.
You said in your speech to those of us who didn't support you, "I'm reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country"
Alrighty then, let's get started.
Mr. Trump, that is just the start of my list for you. I hope to KEEP America great and will give you guidance when I think you have stepped out of turn, because you told me too.
I understand my tagline "The Day America Broke Up With Me" is dramatic, but that's what it feels like. My heart is broken and I feel like I just got dumped when I wasn't ready to give up the relationship. I hope tonight you will pray for the millions of hardworking American Immigrants, the LGBTQ community, the women of America, and the millions of people who want to be treated with equality no matter the color of their skin because we are afraid when we should feel protected.
I respectfully ask that you work your heart out to prove me wrong. Show me that you will be a leader to this country and that you want me back in this relationship.
If you do the work, I'll do the work.