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December 19, 2012

What is this world coming to??

I am and have been completely consumed by the tragic events that happened on 12/14/12.  I think every parent is and has been since it happened.  How could something like this happen?  Why would someone do this?  I just don't understand.  I actually had the day of the 14th off from both my jobs and I got to sleep in a little.  I woke up to Ova watching CNN and as I looked at the headline across the bottom of the screen, before I even knew what happened.....I saw this:

 Without even knowing what happened, my heart dropped.  I went on for hours and hours watching the news and listening to the story unfold.  A 20 year old kid went to an Elementary school with 3 different guns and killed 26 people before killing himself.  To even type it is hard and I have tears running down my cheeks.  He shot and killed 20 kids, and 6 adults.  He walked into a Kindergarten classroom and opened fire....how could someone do that?  All the kids who died that day were only 6 or 7 years old.  The principal and teachers who died that day were heros and they died trying to protect their students.  I'm sick to my stomach over it, as I'm sure any parent is.  Crimes like these are a hard pill to swallow, but when it involves children, it's just too much.

I think I cried that whole entire day.  I'm not even exaggerating.  My Filimone is 6 years old, and in Kindergarten.  As soon as him and Makai came home from school I just hugged them and cried even more.  I keep thinking of those poor parents and those poor families.  It was just a regular day they woke up and sent their child to school like any other day....only their child isn't going to come home...ever.  My heart hurts on a completely different level and today is 5 days since it happened and I still cry.

What is this world coming to?  This is not the first time this has happened, it's happened WAY too often in our country.  President Obama cried as he was addressing the Nation and in his speech to the family and community in Newton, CT he said that this is the 4th time since he's been President that he's had to visit a community because of situations like this.  Four times in 4 years!!  That is unacceptable.  There are arguments all over the media about getting rid of guns, or making the school teachers carry guns......and even in our own house, we're divided on that issue.  Ova wants to run out and get a gun right now to be able to protect our family if anything happened.....and I don't like guns....I don't like to talk about them, I don't like to look at them...in a way they scare the hell out of me and I'd rather not have anything to do with them.  Guns equal killing, that's what they're made for and in my opinion, if you're not a hunter, there's no need.  Having more guns around, to me, means easier access for crazy people to get their hands on one.  I really do see both sides, but honestly it's not something I like to get into.  What I think needs to change is that WE NEED GOD!  Our nation has drifted and changed and people are more worldly.  People don't fear God like they used to....or like they should.  Mike Huckabee from FoxNews addressed the nation after the shooting happened and I agree with his words 100%.  Everything he said is exactly true and I believe he's so right. 
This nation for the past 50 years has carefully and intentionally done everything they could to take God out.  But then we question where he is when things like this happen.  I believe if people were a more God-fearing people, things like this wouldn't happen. 

U.S. Supreme Court banned prayer in schools in 1962
U.S. Supreme Court banned bible reading in schools in 1963
First U.S. school shooting happened on August 1st, 1966

I don't think it's just a coincidence.  When we don't let room for God and good in our hearts, evil can and will overtake.  I believe these tragic incidences could have been avoided if we were a more God-loving and God-fearing nation.  So so so sad.

Even though I don't personally know any of the children that were lost, or any of the families.....my heart aches just the same.  As the tears and the overwhelming sadness in my heart for the families that have lost their loved ones run down my face, I wish there was something I could do.  The only thing I can do, and I will do is to make sure that my kids and my little family are a God-loving and God-fearing people.  God is light, God is good....when we invite him in and accept his presence in our daily lives, we are getting rid of the evil that would be there if we didn't.  I truly believe that.

My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims.  The one and only thing I find comfort in is that I know those innocent children are safe and warm in God's arms. 

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I have felt such a saddness as well. So very sad. I liked that video of Mike Huckabee. What a great insight. HOpe you are doing well. Merry Christmas!