Can You See Love?

Can you see love?

Can you touch it?

Does it drift down with the breeze and fall in the lap of the lucky few?

Is it delivered in the night and silently slid under the pillow of  those who prayed hard enough?

Does it arrive in the mail, postage marked “love,” ordered online and wrapped all in red?

Love doesn’t arrive in the mail, fall from a tree, or slide under your pillow.

But it can be seen and touched.

Love can crash into you and knock you over from its shear force when it’s trying to get your attention.

It can make you cry with it’s generosity, power, and heartache.

It teaches, strengthens, and brings people together.

Love can be felt through two hands intertwined.

It can come from watching your child take their first step.

And can be felt through the walls of a home filled with family.

Love can be felt by everyone.

 

Please help my friend Mark and his partner Fred.

Fred’s stay in America and with his family is being threatened and they could use your support.

The full story is here!

You can write you letters of support and send them here:

Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.
393 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
P: 202-224-6324
Toll Free: 866-802-2833
Fax:  202-228-0604
 
Secretary Janet Napolitano
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C. 20528
202-282-8000

If you are Canadian I suggest you put the Zip Code 90210 (that’s what I did, cause what other zip code is there!) and then in the letter state you are Canadian.

Thank you in advance for using your Voice to help this family!

 

 

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50 Responses to Can You See Love?
  1. Alison@Mama Wants This
    January 18, 2012 | 7:22 am

    Such a gorgeous, generous post Leighann. Love it. Love that you’re doing your part for this beautiful family who just want to stay together.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 12:51 pm

      Thanks Alison! I really really hope that his government makes the right decision!

  2. Mark
    January 18, 2012 | 9:57 am

    Leighann, thank you so much for doing this. I apologize if you lose any Followers or Readers over this.
    Please know that you have my sincere thanks in doing this. And by doing so, you are not only helping our Family, but thousands of Families just like ours. For better or for worse, we are now the face of how DOMA can rip a Family apart.
    You have no idea how much your generosity means to me.
    Thank you.
    Mark

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 12:47 pm

      I know I already replied to you from my phone, but I want you to know, and the world to know, that the kind of followers who would leave here because they don’t agree with gay marriage or equality I don’t want here.
      I am thinking of you and Fred everyday.

  3. liz
    January 18, 2012 | 10:08 am

    Little hands and litte feet are my fave. Especially when intertwined with a mommy or daddy.

  4. liz
    January 18, 2012 | 10:08 am

    Little hands and litte feet are my fave. Especially when intertwined with a mommy or daddy.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 12:46 pm

      that is one of my favourite pictures ever!
      I’m so glad I captured it.

  5. Jenn@Fox in the City
    January 18, 2012 | 10:10 am

    Beautiful post Leighann! I cannot for the life of me understand why this is still an issue . . . everyone who wants to be married should be able to be married. As PM. Trudeau said “The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation.”

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 12:44 pm

      You said it better than I did in a post!

  6. BalancingMama (Julie)
    January 18, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Second post I’ve seen today for this family. How lovely that we can use our online voices for such important support. Thanks for sharing!

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 12:43 pm

      I think Social Media as an outlet for promoting change is wonderful!!

  7. Greta @gfunkified
    January 18, 2012 | 11:03 am

    This is such a heartbreaking story. I HOPE that this family isn’t put through any more misery than they already have been.

    (I had to giggle at 90210. What can I say?)

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 12:39 pm

      I hope that it is resolved quickly too.. and resolved the right way!

  8. Mrs. Jen B
    January 18, 2012 | 11:20 am

    So beautiful. Such a scary story, really – to think that love could face such challenges, and so senselessly.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 12:36 pm

      And the sad thing?
      This would never happy to a straight couple.
      So frustrating.

  9. Life As Wife
    January 18, 2012 | 12:01 pm

    Saw this family’s story on Galit’s page. So uplifting!

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 12:34 pm

      It makes me so happy that they have so many people supporting them!

  10. Kimberly
    January 18, 2012 | 12:28 pm

    This?
    Perfect.
    These two loving people, a family, who has been denied their rights as a human beings…just disgusts me.
    So proud of you for standing with them and behind them. I support them too.
    Everyone has the right to love who ever they want.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 12:20 pm

      Another reason why perhaps the governments that we trust with decision making aren’t doing such a great job and we may need to consider a change.
      A big one.

  11. Galit Breen
    January 18, 2012 | 2:41 pm

    This? Is brilliant.

    {Thank you.}

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 12:15 pm

      Thank you so much for doing a post for him as well! xo

  12. Jamie
    January 18, 2012 | 5:56 pm

    Beautifully written. Love prevails over all.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 11:49 am

      You got it sister!

  13. Ali
    January 18, 2012 | 6:46 pm

    I lurve you! And I can totally respect any person who thinks of 90210 first. You’re my kind of people.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 11:49 am

      How do I get into that zip code?
      Does Brenda still live there?

  14. Lindsay
    January 18, 2012 | 6:47 pm

    Everyone… EVERYONE deserves to be happy.
    And Mark? Dr Seuss said: Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter, don’t mind.
    Lost followers? Pfft. 🙂

    Sign me up! 🙂

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 11:48 am

      Those kind of followers I don’t want anyway.

  15. Missy | The Literal Mom
    January 18, 2012 | 9:11 pm

    Oh man. Do I love that picture! And I love that you are spreading the word on this.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 11:46 am

      Thank you!
      That is one of my favourite pictures.

  16. Not a Perfect Mom
    January 18, 2012 | 9:51 pm

    I just love Mark and I am loving this post!
    awesome…

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 11:46 am

      Thank you!
      I really hope that this is soon over for Mark and his family.

  17. Rach (DonutsMama)
    January 18, 2012 | 10:38 pm

    *gulp* This made me teary eyed. Even though people can disagree about what makes a marriage, you can’t discount what love is. Everyone deserves to be treated with love and respect. And dignity.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 11:45 am

      You’ve got it! You can’t dispute love.

  18. Stasha
    January 19, 2012 | 1:20 am

    Love what you said about love. And I truly hope we are making a difference!

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 11:42 am

      Me too!
      I often wonder how the government can continue to make decisions the way they do when the majority of the people are screaming that it isn’t right!

  19. Christina
    January 19, 2012 | 11:00 am

    Super post. So glad to see bloggers getting behind this family and this cause. Good for you!

  20. Runnermom-jen
    January 19, 2012 | 12:24 pm

    This just gave me goosebumps. I love it! I love Mark and his family and love that you did this for them.
    XO

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 11:41 am

      Thank you!
      I love Mark too and hope that he and Fred can soon put this nightmare behind them.

  21. MommaKiss
    January 19, 2012 | 2:31 pm

    Your post is amazing, as is your choice of zip code 😉

    I’ve been reading a lot about them and it just puzzles me what they have to go through.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 19, 2012 | 11:01 pm

      I would live no where else if I lived in the states.
      Except maybe Oprah’s house.

  22. Jamie
    January 19, 2012 | 3:35 pm

    I love Mark and his family – I am out of the loop!!! Where have I been!?!

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 19, 2012 | 10:59 pm

      I don’t know!!!
      Maybe you were in the potty?

  23. Katie E
    January 19, 2012 | 4:58 pm

    Wonderful. Thank you for sharing. I totally believe you can see love. It makes me happy if I realize I’ve captured an image where the love is so clear you can really see it.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 19, 2012 | 10:56 pm

      I hope the decision makers realize this too!!

  24. Andrea @ The Penny-Roach's
    January 19, 2012 | 7:51 pm

    Love the pictures of the little hands – so sweet.

    And Mark’s family? I hope so much that everything works out for them. I just don’t understand why (regardless of their views on gay marriage) anybody would ever want to break a family apart.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 19, 2012 | 10:54 pm

      That’s one of my favourite pictures too.
      My daughter LOVES colouring!

  25. […] incredible thing about America is that each of us has a voice and we can make a difference. Galit, Leighann and Barbara have reached out to seek support for Mark and Fred in their quest to keep their family […]

  26. Iza Trapani
    January 21, 2012 | 9:30 am

    Beautiful, loving post! I am sending a letter on behalf of your friends.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 21, 2012 | 2:14 pm

      Thank you so very very much.
      I can not tell you how much I appreciate this.
      How much they appreciate this!

  27. […] thing about America is that each of us has a voice and we can make a difference. Galit, Leighann and Barbara have reached out to seek support for Mark and Fred in their quest to keep their family […]

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Can You See Love?

Can you see love?

Can you touch it?

Does it drift down with the breeze and fall in the lap of the lucky few?

Is it delivered in the night and silently slid under the pillow of  those who prayed hard enough?

Does it arrive in the mail, postage marked “love,” ordered online and wrapped all in red?

Love doesn’t arrive in the mail, fall from a tree, or slide under your pillow.

But it can be seen and touched.

Love can crash into you and knock you over from its shear force when it’s trying to get your attention.

It can make you cry with it’s generosity, power, and heartache.

It teaches, strengthens, and brings people together.

Love can be felt through two hands intertwined.

It can come from watching your child take their first step.

And can be felt through the walls of a home filled with family.

Love can be felt by everyone.

 

Please help my friend Mark and his partner Fred.

Fred’s stay in America and with his family is being threatened and they could use your support.

The full story is here!

You can write you letters of support and send them here:

Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.
393 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
P: 202-224-6324
Toll Free: 866-802-2833
Fax:  202-228-0604
 
Secretary Janet Napolitano
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C. 20528
202-282-8000

If you are Canadian I suggest you put the Zip Code 90210 (that’s what I did, cause what other zip code is there!) and then in the letter state you are Canadian.

Thank you in advance for using your Voice to help this family!

 

 

iPhone Photo Phun

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50 Responses to Can You See Love?
  1. Alison@Mama Wants This
    January 18, 2012 | 7:22 am

    Such a gorgeous, generous post Leighann. Love it. Love that you’re doing your part for this beautiful family who just want to stay together.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 12:51 pm

      Thanks Alison! I really really hope that his government makes the right decision!

  2. Mark
    January 18, 2012 | 9:57 am

    Leighann, thank you so much for doing this. I apologize if you lose any Followers or Readers over this.
    Please know that you have my sincere thanks in doing this. And by doing so, you are not only helping our Family, but thousands of Families just like ours. For better or for worse, we are now the face of how DOMA can rip a Family apart.
    You have no idea how much your generosity means to me.
    Thank you.
    Mark

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 12:47 pm

      I know I already replied to you from my phone, but I want you to know, and the world to know, that the kind of followers who would leave here because they don’t agree with gay marriage or equality I don’t want here.
      I am thinking of you and Fred everyday.

  3. liz
    January 18, 2012 | 10:08 am

    Little hands and litte feet are my fave. Especially when intertwined with a mommy or daddy.

  4. liz
    January 18, 2012 | 10:08 am

    Little hands and litte feet are my fave. Especially when intertwined with a mommy or daddy.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 12:46 pm

      that is one of my favourite pictures ever!
      I’m so glad I captured it.

  5. Jenn@Fox in the City
    January 18, 2012 | 10:10 am

    Beautiful post Leighann! I cannot for the life of me understand why this is still an issue . . . everyone who wants to be married should be able to be married. As PM. Trudeau said “The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation.”

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 12:44 pm

      You said it better than I did in a post!

  6. BalancingMama (Julie)
    January 18, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Second post I’ve seen today for this family. How lovely that we can use our online voices for such important support. Thanks for sharing!

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 12:43 pm

      I think Social Media as an outlet for promoting change is wonderful!!

  7. Greta @gfunkified
    January 18, 2012 | 11:03 am

    This is such a heartbreaking story. I HOPE that this family isn’t put through any more misery than they already have been.

    (I had to giggle at 90210. What can I say?)

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 12:39 pm

      I hope that it is resolved quickly too.. and resolved the right way!

  8. Mrs. Jen B
    January 18, 2012 | 11:20 am

    So beautiful. Such a scary story, really – to think that love could face such challenges, and so senselessly.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 12:36 pm

      And the sad thing?
      This would never happy to a straight couple.
      So frustrating.

  9. Life As Wife
    January 18, 2012 | 12:01 pm

    Saw this family’s story on Galit’s page. So uplifting!

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 12:34 pm

      It makes me so happy that they have so many people supporting them!

  10. Kimberly
    January 18, 2012 | 12:28 pm

    This?
    Perfect.
    These two loving people, a family, who has been denied their rights as a human beings…just disgusts me.
    So proud of you for standing with them and behind them. I support them too.
    Everyone has the right to love who ever they want.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 12:20 pm

      Another reason why perhaps the governments that we trust with decision making aren’t doing such a great job and we may need to consider a change.
      A big one.

  11. Galit Breen
    January 18, 2012 | 2:41 pm

    This? Is brilliant.

    {Thank you.}

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 12:15 pm

      Thank you so much for doing a post for him as well! xo

  12. Jamie
    January 18, 2012 | 5:56 pm

    Beautifully written. Love prevails over all.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 11:49 am

      You got it sister!

  13. Ali
    January 18, 2012 | 6:46 pm

    I lurve you! And I can totally respect any person who thinks of 90210 first. You’re my kind of people.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 11:49 am

      How do I get into that zip code?
      Does Brenda still live there?

  14. Lindsay
    January 18, 2012 | 6:47 pm

    Everyone… EVERYONE deserves to be happy.
    And Mark? Dr Seuss said: Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter, don’t mind.
    Lost followers? Pfft. 🙂

    Sign me up! 🙂

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 11:48 am

      Those kind of followers I don’t want anyway.

  15. Missy | The Literal Mom
    January 18, 2012 | 9:11 pm

    Oh man. Do I love that picture! And I love that you are spreading the word on this.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 11:46 am

      Thank you!
      That is one of my favourite pictures.

  16. Not a Perfect Mom
    January 18, 2012 | 9:51 pm

    I just love Mark and I am loving this post!
    awesome…

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 11:46 am

      Thank you!
      I really hope that this is soon over for Mark and his family.

  17. Rach (DonutsMama)
    January 18, 2012 | 10:38 pm

    *gulp* This made me teary eyed. Even though people can disagree about what makes a marriage, you can’t discount what love is. Everyone deserves to be treated with love and respect. And dignity.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 11:45 am

      You’ve got it! You can’t dispute love.

  18. Stasha
    January 19, 2012 | 1:20 am

    Love what you said about love. And I truly hope we are making a difference!

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 11:42 am

      Me too!
      I often wonder how the government can continue to make decisions the way they do when the majority of the people are screaming that it isn’t right!

  19. Christina
    January 19, 2012 | 11:00 am

    Super post. So glad to see bloggers getting behind this family and this cause. Good for you!

  20. Runnermom-jen
    January 19, 2012 | 12:24 pm

    This just gave me goosebumps. I love it! I love Mark and his family and love that you did this for them.
    XO

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 20, 2012 | 11:41 am

      Thank you!
      I love Mark too and hope that he and Fred can soon put this nightmare behind them.

  21. MommaKiss
    January 19, 2012 | 2:31 pm

    Your post is amazing, as is your choice of zip code 😉

    I’ve been reading a lot about them and it just puzzles me what they have to go through.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 19, 2012 | 11:01 pm

      I would live no where else if I lived in the states.
      Except maybe Oprah’s house.

  22. Jamie
    January 19, 2012 | 3:35 pm

    I love Mark and his family – I am out of the loop!!! Where have I been!?!

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 19, 2012 | 10:59 pm

      I don’t know!!!
      Maybe you were in the potty?

  23. Katie E
    January 19, 2012 | 4:58 pm

    Wonderful. Thank you for sharing. I totally believe you can see love. It makes me happy if I realize I’ve captured an image where the love is so clear you can really see it.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 19, 2012 | 10:56 pm

      I hope the decision makers realize this too!!

  24. Andrea @ The Penny-Roach's
    January 19, 2012 | 7:51 pm

    Love the pictures of the little hands – so sweet.

    And Mark’s family? I hope so much that everything works out for them. I just don’t understand why (regardless of their views on gay marriage) anybody would ever want to break a family apart.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 19, 2012 | 10:54 pm

      That’s one of my favourite pictures too.
      My daughter LOVES colouring!

  25. […] incredible thing about America is that each of us has a voice and we can make a difference. Galit, Leighann and Barbara have reached out to seek support for Mark and Fred in their quest to keep their family […]

  26. Iza Trapani
    January 21, 2012 | 9:30 am

    Beautiful, loving post! I am sending a letter on behalf of your friends.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 21, 2012 | 2:14 pm

      Thank you so very very much.
      I can not tell you how much I appreciate this.
      How much they appreciate this!

  27. […] thing about America is that each of us has a voice and we can make a difference. Galit, Leighann and Barbara have reached out to seek support for Mark and Fred in their quest to keep their family […]

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