Sunday, December 16, 2012

Let's remember

On Friday, I was out with my husband and daughter doing some Christmas shopping. It was a rough day for me because I get anxiety when shopping in crowds.  My anxiety was a 10 out of 10, 10 being the worst and it didn't help that I was pissed off  at my husband and daughter.  The three of us were not getting along and were stressed out. At one point of our day of shopping, my husband and daughter decided to go into a pet store. I decided I needed a break from them for a few minutes. I decided to sit in the car and breath.  I went onto my personal Facebook account and noticed that many of my friends were saying how sad they were and were praying for the families and community of Sandy Hook, CT. I had no idea what was going on. I hit the CNN link and read about the awful tragedy that had unfolded that day in Sandy Hook, CT.

My thoughts of shopping, being angry with my family had instantly ceased. My thoughts were immediately on the families of the victims of this senseless act of violence. My family is my life, my children are my heart and soul. I can't imagine not waking up and not being able to talk, laugh and hug my children. My biggest fear is losing one of my children. I believe in God and in heaven but I'm will never be able to let them go.

My heart aches for all the parents that lost their little one on Friday. I cry for them. I pray for peace in their hearts. I pray these children's lives will not be in vein and that changes are made nationwide for the safety of all children. While I believe that every one has a right to own a gun but we need better gun control laws. We need to keep guns out of the hands of violent human beings that decide that they don't want to live and take others with them. I feel that these mass shootings are becoming too common.

I read a supposed statement made by actor Morgan Freeman. The statement is currently being called a hoax. I wish it weren't because it makes some valid points. We need to remember the children. I want to know all about the hero's that risk their lives to save others, the teachers, the children, the parents. I don't want to know anything about the killer. I don't want to know his name, what he ate for breakfast that morning, nothing. I have not watched the news at all. CNN, Fox, CBS, NBC, ABC and all the other news media need to focus more on the victims and not on the murderer.

To help out the families I have included a link to an article on Huffington Post that has links to were donations can be made. Click here: Sandy Hook donations.

Please hold your children a little tighter, tell them you love them more often, and appreciate every moment big or small. Pray for the families and community of Sandy Hook, CT. They need it.


1 comment:

Jane said...

I posted a few words on this tragedy today too. It didn't seem right to write about anything else. Thank you for posting their names. Such a horrific tragedy...breaks my heart.

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