Posts in Compassion
Pause. Reflect. Dream. Give.

Hello cruisers, soon-to-be-cruisers, cruise-daydreamers, and everyone in between!  A month ago, I shared with you that My Cruising Family suffered a loss in the sudden passing of my brother, which has led to a whirlwind of emotions, and also to a season of pause and reflection. As a result, our website posts and social media activity has slowed a bit. 

While we plan to resume blog posts in the near future, this season of pause and reflection, which we did not plan, has led us to take the time to DREAM BIGGER and to GIVE FROM THE HEART.

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It's Not Always Smooth Sailing

So, as I sat, reclined on our couch in the living room, after 9pm on a weeknight, excited about travel and all the information I’m preparing to share with you on this blog about traveling together as a family and how great and awesome it is, my six-year-old provides me with material for this particular blog post.  It’s not what I had initially planned to write, but hey, if it’s one thing being a mom has taught me, from the moment a routine ultrasound appointment turned into an unexpected admission to Labor and Delivery, is that life, especially life with children, is unpredictable. 

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My Cruising Family Stands With Dreamers!

My thoughts and prayers are with those who are hurting tonight because of the Trump administration’s decision to begin phasing out Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals, also known as “DACA."  I hope whatever Congress creates keeps the essence of what DACA is meant to provide: support to immigrant children who, by no fault of their own, were brought to the United States… many of whom have called the United States “home” for the majority of their lives, thus far.  Yes, most of them are adults now, but they arrived in the United States as children and grew up here.  One such young person, whom I love dearly, is really hurting right now, and expressed that “Immigrants contribute more than natural-born citizens because we always feel like we need to work harder for what we get.”  

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