Whenever people lives are taken from them in various acts of violence, I think as a people, we all go numb. When irrational and uncaring acts involve innocent children, it becomes almost unbearable-we grieve for the loss of a child and a grief srticken family…
As President Obama leads a nation in moments of silence for the deaths of innocent victims caught in the gun welding sights of a deranged killer, I reflect upon the bright eyes of innocent children who confide their dreams of wanting to grow up to become. Even our children have ‘someday’ dreams. When crimes like this occur, I want to bury my head in the sand and pretend it was some crazy nightmare.
A mother once gave up reading the newspaper after a horrific crime took a little girl’s innocence; stilled her voice and destroyed her sight…It had become too unbearable. Over time the woman came to learn a valuable lesson; that no matter if she never read another newspaper, or listened to breaking news events on television, it wouldn’t stop the reality…The horrific acts of violence that silence the voices of children and change the lives of their loved ones forever.
I write to encourage women to live their best years. Embrace their passion and define their purpose.This post is for the children. The lives they wanted to live and their families left asking “Why?”… God said “suffer the children to come unto me.”
- President Obama on Tucson, Grief & Courage (whitehouse.gov)
- Obama: Arizona Shooting Has America Shocked & Grieving (huffingtonpost.com)