Once again the country is caught up in the “controversy” of marriage. So many have comments and views regarding this issue, but I have yet to read one that is as poignant as this. The following is a post by my daughter Tasha Dozia-Earley:
I am sorry for those who have never experienced true love that causes great obstacle. You are all right. My marriage will destroy the sanctity of traditional marriage. I cannot change your minds and will not try. I cannot even convince my own mother that she should still love me. Why would I battle with YOU?
You are right, The Winchester Star. That little girl with straight parents in Minnesota that asked the question, “Which parent do I not need, my mom or my dad?” This is an honest question from a child being brought up to learn that my marriage will be denying her a parent. Or even better that we should not adopt because we would be denying children of a father. Considering the fact that those against an opportunity for me and my spouse to raise a child in need together, have not dedicated their lives to foster or adopt the 5,600 children in need in VIRGINIA alone.
The child we brought in to our lives struggles with our love. I struggle with love. My family has turned away, my church turned their back, I have had friends turn their back. The ONLY love outside of my marriage to learn from is Christ. He loves me and has Called my house to be for the broken. Those broken by YOU.
You are right. I shouldn’t be a wife, a parent, or a productive member of your society. But I am!
“God loves the sinner, but hates their sin.” You are right. Except the words you quote come from the mouth of a Hindu man named Ghandi.
If I based my faith off of the words that come from YOU. I would be like the thousands that believe they don’t deserve to live.
You are right to believe with your heart what you believe.
But without my pain and disowning, I would not have a story. With my story, I plan to love the motherless, the fatherless, those without a sister or brother because He first loved ME.