Update: 33 dead in Va. Tech tragedy - State & National
It's a Monday morning, you get up, take a shower and get two of your children up and off to school. It may take some arguing and threatening, but it's all part of the morning routine. Your spouse heads out and you get your stuff ready for work. As you take out the low fat yogurt for your healthy heart breakfast, you smile as you look at the pictures of your three kids when they were younger. Two kids got up and left this morning from home, but one is in college spending his first year learning and developing independence. As much as you want them all home, safe and sound, you know that going off to college is just another step in becoming an adult.
My heart goes out out to those families who today became victims of one person's actions at Virginia Tech. Tomorrow morning and for the days after, they won't have this morning back, when everything was the way it should be, normal. Tomorrow, we will be bombarded with visions of this horrific event. I hear of this today and think of my post yesterday where I questioned Post Secret and the increase in depressed young people.
How did we get to this? Where a normal day becomes a day of violence for multiple families. Who gave these tortured souls the guns, the desire to kill? Is it the media and the movies where everything is bang, bang, oh look only a few have died? Or is it news anchors who make killers celebrities or magazines with front page covers? So many questions, nobody with clear answers. I will say this though, we need to make more human connections to all we live with, make it real. Hug your children tonight if they are home, and call them if they are living away. Always, always share your love.