Desperation

Sunset in Puerto Vallarta

I am only one, but I am one. I can’t do everything, but still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.

Edward Everett Hale

Tuesday morning the sun shone brightly as nineteen, sweet, little children rushed to finish their breakfast and hurried to catch the school bus. It was the last week of school and their minds were filled with summer vacation plans. They didn’t know they wouldn’t be coming back home. They would never again hug their parents or play with their friends. They wouldn’t graduate from school, get married, or have children of their own.

Once again, we are forced to mourn the deaths of innocent children. This time in a small community in Texas. Unless we act, this senseless killing is not going to stop. Next time, it could be your children or your grandchildren. I lost a child and I will tell you that their death leaves a wound that won’t entirely heal. You will go on with your life, but there is a part of you that will never recover.

We have a responsibility to protect our children and we are failing appallingly. This is not a political issue, this is a human issue. What can you do? You can add your small voice to a larger voice. Email and call your Congressmen, sign petitions, take part in marches and most important, vote. Vote for candidates who let you know they care as much as you do about putting an end to this senseless killing and they will take action. Do something.

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