‘Grumpy Gramps’ comes from having been around the walks of life now for a good long time and those who know me, know that I have my thoughts and opinions which seem to spew out once in a while much to the chagrin of my wife and a few of my grandkids. When it does happen the grandkids sometimes say oh Gramps is getting grumpy – so the name ‘Grumpy Gramps’.
Recently I posted a ‘Grumpy Gramps’ in which I asked for a pause in the political propaganda that is filling our airways. I also noted that I would have some things to say about the nominees – Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and maybe even a few lines for that other guy Johnson.
A few days ago I discussed my thoughts about Donald Trumps wife as well as mentions of Trumps numerous indiscretions, so today maybe I will discuss my thoughts about Hillary and Bill Clinton.
I know that some on that right-wing end of things have brought up Bill Clinton’s indiscretions that have long gone past and when they do some have even made it sound like Hillary was a weakling in how she dealt with it, while some claim they stayed together for one purpose only – power.
Let me ask the people out there – how many of you have been in a relationship where at least one of the folks had some indiscretions? If you did, what did you do – did you cut and run or did you look at the situation and knowing some love was still there did you give it everything you had to work through it, rebuild the trust and love and continue on with the person you devoted your life to with the line ‘to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health – until death do us part’.
This ‘Grumpy Gramps’ has been in that boat and can count at least four other couples I know pretty well that have also and sadly only one these five couples were able to work through that situation of indiscretion and rebuilt their love and marriage once again. While I understand that four of those couples suffered numerous indiscretions which pushed the marriage beyond that ‘ever trust again line’, the fact is that the one couple not only rebuilt the marriage, but they flourished with a kind of love that it was a true inspiration to many others, and I guarantee that if I dropped their name and situation to those who were close to them the past 30 years that most would be in shock to know they were ever in that situation.
Okay, back to the Clintons.
That background is necessary because some of my feelings involving trust, hope and trust in Hillary Clinton comes from her working through the indiscretions by Bill Clinton and the work they have done to rebuild that marriage and move forward together to help make this world we live in a much better place.
Many will scoff at my thoughts, especially because I have not much else to say about it, but maybe those same folks need to look in the mirror at themselves and then in the mirror with their significant other and ask – what would we do, what would our relationship be if one of us had indiscretions.
Love comes in many forms and one of the greatest is the art of forgiveness and from what I see with my eyes, mind and heart is a couple (Hillary and Bill Clinton) that realized that together they could do so much good for the world and that their love for each other had brought them so far that throwing it away on an instant, emotional reaction would be foolish and put them both in a spot of making it hard to forgive themselves – so they worked through it, rode the bumps, dealt with the bruises and moved forward.
For those who preach ‘family values’ yet turn your back on a very strong couple who worked hard on that step of forgiveness to save the sanctification of family, while preaching the works of a man who purposely had indiscretions with not just one but two wives and just tossing not one but two marriages away like an overused old towel – then you all need to look in the mirror and ask yourself how true are you ‘family values’.
So that is, for now, all I have to say about the differences between the Clintons and Trumps when it comes to the family value of marriage and the idea that family is strongest when they work and stay together unless the indiscretions are so many and so hurtful that there may not be any rebuilding possible.
There you have it, another ‘Grumpy Gramps’ and while many may be spewing about things they don’t like or see has being wrong – many times it will be just ‘getting it off my chest’ type of sharing. So enjoy, think about it and if you feel the need or want – send me a comment or two and ‘Grumpy Gramps’ promises to get back to you.
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