Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sending Prayers for South Carolina School Shooting

I was going on a break at work and scrolling through my feed on Facebook when I came across THIS story.  As a parent who has lost a child, my heart sunk.  So far there are not any confirmed deaths from this shooting but still the same the trauma is unimaginable for those involved.  There was a death confirmed just miles from this location in a house.  From what I am gathering this is possibly the parent to the teenager that came to the school shooting.  It has been confirmed that they are connected.

These poor babies that had to witness this horror is so indescribable and confusing for them.  The confusion, panic, fear and unknown is more than any one person should ever have to deal with no matter what the cause.  I ask that everyone who is reading this to please stop for a moment and say a prayer for the children, the families, the faculty and the first responders in Townville, SC.  

The trauma will last long after the day is over and will affect each and every person different.  It has been 8 years since my daughter passed and I still have aftermath problems from it.  This will be something that these families, staff, and first responders will live with for the rest of their lives.  I pray that the children will be able to eventually forget what happened but only time will tell.  Some will be really too young and will be able to forget it as others will not.

Please take a moment out of your day, say a prayer, hug your children, give thanks to GOD for getting you through another day.  We are not promised tomorrow and we should be grateful for the now because it is the present and it is all we have.

Please take a moment to listen to those around you even if you are having a bad day for you may be just the person to talk someone out of doing a horrible thing that will forever change and alter everyone around them.  Just because you may not think you can help change someone's life you should still take the time to stop and listen.  Give a smile and a compliment to someone even if you do not know them for it may be just what they needed to make a bad day better.

We are more powerful than we give ourselves credit for in this big messed up world.  Words can be greater to one person than another so please use them wisely.  I googled this picture below because I had recently heard a saying about the tongue being stronger than a bone or something like that and wanted to share this with you.

This saying above is truer than anyone can imagine.  There are some that words do not bother and there are some that the words literally cut them down to nothing.  You can heal bones but once something is said, there is no going back.  You may not be able to see the hurt and pain it causes on the outside and only when it is too late will we ever know how they have hurt.

So PLEASE stop what you're doing, say a prayer for these families, children, first responders and anyone else that is going through a difficult time.  Stop what you are doing and hug your family.  Stop and give Thanks to GOD for you being here no matter what you are going through because I promise you someone else is going through something much worse. 

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