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Monday, December 17, 2012

What Can We Do To Try to Stop the Violence ?

     I have been watching the television all weekend. I am unable to shut it off or to change channels. It probably wouldn't matter anyway, it is on every channel.
      On Friday morning we took the kids to the Dollar Tree store in our town to do their Christmas shopping for Mommy and Daddy and each other, their God Parents and me, Nana. It was so heartwarming to be able to see them get their own carriage and  then go around the corner to hide from each other. They were able to get some really cute things for just a dollar each, then they paid the clerk. While we were shopping the other shoppers kept watching them shop, and talk about what they wanted to buy. They were very careful to keep their presents from each other while they were in the line. Bobo even bought special Disney Princess paper to wrap Sissy's gifts and Sissy got Mickey Mouse for Bobo's presents.
   Then as part of our shopping trip we went to eat breakfast/lunch at Dennys Restaurant where they ordered their own food and continued to talk about what they had bought. While we were there one of the waitresses started to talk about what happened in Connecticut. We all looked at each other and at the kids. We were so thankful that they were safe with us. I know if they had been in school, any school we would have went to get them and keep them with us  for the rest of the day.  I really do not think that we could even send them on Monday morning.  I am so sorry and my heart aches for the victims and their families.
   The violence against our beautiful children is getting worse. No  one really knows the answer, but we really need to work together to prevent this from happening again. I do not think that any parent or grandparent will ever forget Friday. Just because some children are homeschooled we should still work with our elected leaders to stop this from ever happening again. So to answer my question, we all need to work together to try to solve this. After all, all children are all of our children.

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