I was speechless with the event that happened on Friday. I also think it was an eye opener as well. No one would ever think sending their 7 year old child to school and someone coming in their class and shooting them. I am still speechless. As I write this tears are coming to my eyes. I love the children and I think that they are and will forever be a first priority.
First we had to worry about our high school and college children getting shoot now our pre-teens and first graders? This is crazy and nuts. We need to change our way of thinking and living. We have to take back our communities. It is time for us to know our neighbors again. I am guilty of it myself. I grew up knowing the name of everyone that lived next to me now I cannot even tell you if my neighbor is a man or a woman. I asked most of my friends and sadly they said the same thing.
I am asking you, you, and you. Learn the people around you. Go and join your neighborhood watch group. Look out for the children in your neighborhood.
Like I said we have to live different so that means you as well. You cannot be so sensitive when your children are acting up and someone tells you or even checks your child. You may feel funny about it but you know your child is running amuck. In fact invite people to tell on Tommy or check Tommy when he will not stop throwing rocks.
At some point we have to stop living in a bubble thinking these things cannot happen to us because the reality is that it can. If we want to move forward and do better we cannot continue to do the same things and expect different result.
R.I.P. all the people who lost their life in Newtown, CT you will truly be missed and we are praying for your family.