My weekend started Friday morning with Graduation rehearsal for the boy. Once that was over, I took the girls out for lunch and a movie to celebrate one of their birthdays. We saw Deadpool 2 and had a great Italian meal. I then headed home to get my son and take him to dinner with his grandparents.
Once home, I prepared for the morning and headed to bed. We had the first scheduled Graduation of the day over at the college stadium, which began at 10 am; but arrival was 9 am. We got up and out to make it to the 9 am arrival time. My son looked so handsome in his cap & gown and the service was actually pretty smooth and timely.
After the ceremony, photos with friends and family, we headed out to eat at a local place for lunch with “the birthday girl” and her family to celebrate both of their achievements. Her father paid for it all their 6 and we were a group of 6, 12 people. WOW! He told me that he was more than happy to pay it for all I have done for his daughter. I was so deeply touched by this beautiful gesture. I am truly blessed.
We spent the afternoon with my parents and after they left, we were both sacked, so I went to bed and the boy to his room to do whatever. My son let me know before I went to bed that he was having about 10 friends over the next day. UGH!
Sunday morning was a rush to the store for provision and a cake. I’ve been so busy this weekend with things, that today was the first day I heard of the terrible events in Texas on Friday. My heart is saddened and I am so sorry for the loss and heartbreak these families are suffering.
I know that I have previously written about schools and guns. I know I have shared my point of view.
I believe that if we enforce the laws we have, things like this could be harder to happen. I also think that David Hogg, who calls himself a survivor of the Parkland, FL shooting in February, is in serious need of some mental health treatment. I think this NOT because he was there; but because he calls himself a survivor, even though he was at home during the attack. In my mind, that is like saying my dog is a rape survivor because no one has ever raped her.
Remember, the above statements are ONLY my opinion and I’m not at the nearest media outlets spouting outrage and propaganda. I don’t have twitter and I hardly post anything on my facebook page; but scripture references and family/friend photos.
With all that being said, the fact that Mr. Hogg is tweeting propaganda, lies and making up statistics is shameful. People believe his lies and shameful, insulting accusations of our political leaders. A bill doesn’t become law over night, despite what Mr. Hogg may think. The system is flawed, only because the laws on the books are not properly enforced. It’s easy to blame others for our failings. It’s easy to point fingers. What isn’t easy is taking responsibility for our own failings.
Unarming the public is not the solution. I shared previously about the unarming of citizens overseas and how they are now being prosecuted for their facebook posts. When one of our freedoms is taken and nullified, the rest are sure to follow.
This is a mental health issue. The shame and stigma of mental health issues is pathetic and if we’d stop shaming kids who have these problems or putting them on drugs in elementary school, we might raise a better generation of children; but what do I know? I’m only a mom, a blogger, a disabled veteran and a woman.
What I see, though, is my sons friends parents who are uninvolved it their kids lives due to overworking, no interest or just don’t give a crap. I see kids so starved for love that they call me mom, run and hug me whenever I am near and genuinely love me; because I care about what they are involved in. I care about what they’re doing outside of the band room and ask. I care about their days. I listen. Sometimes I give advice, sometimes a shoulder to cry on. Most of all, I give them my time. And, I genuinely love them.
My opinion is just that. I don’t have the solutions. I don’t know how to help these lost souls. I wish I did. I can only pray that something is done to fix this and that no more lives are lost.