That anonymous person's comment has really bothered me the last couple days. (Although...the person is not so "unknown"...it's amazing how anonymous you really aren't, online.) The phrase "People like you..." is what has consumed my thoughts. I have never had someone use that phrase negatively, when talking about me.
I'm honestly upset that someone could happen upon my blog, read one post of mine (and read it incorrectly, to boot!) and feel that they can lump me into a certain type of people. I truly hope and pray that this person continues to come back to my blog, read it and realize how quickly they inappropriately judged me.
I hope that this person reads this post, because "people like me" think that racism is ridiculous. Or this post, because "people like me" willingly shave off all their hair and get a community to shave their heads, to support a family member with cancer. Or even this one, because "people like me" juggle five children, work, church, marriage and college classes, so that they can become a nurse and serve their community. How about this one, because "people like me" take time and money away from their own family, to save a baby from an extremely dangerous household. Which leads to this one, where "people like me" win custody of this baby and welcome her into their already busy household.
Or the hundreds of other posts that show "people like me" , who have learned to laugh through the frustration, cry next to the hospital beds of sick children and parents, and hold the hands of dying brothers.
Lastly, look through and see the "people like me" that are raising beautiful, strong, independent, tolerant, special, smart, caring, loving, giving, patient and wonderfully imperfect children...like mine.