This week my heart broke.
My heart broke for our country and the people who lack civility and truth.
My heart broke for our democracy and the leaders in it who think that they can say and do anything they want without consequence.
My heart broke for the vitriol and divide that is being exhibited publicly by political leaders.
My heart broke for thousands of people fleeing to the U.S. borders wanting to live in a world where they will not fear being raped, beaten, robbed, and killed.
My heart broke for the teenage girls, boys, toddlers, and babies who are separated from their parents after a harrowing journey.
My heart broke for the single mothers and fathers who want a better life for their small children but are disappointed.
My heart broke for the TV personalities who can hardly get though the news without shedding a tear.
My heart broke for the journalists who were killed while honoring the First Amendment.
This week my heart broke. Next week I have hope.