There is a need for something to be done

We are heartbroken.  I heard you say this Mr. Obama, but it’s not gun control we need to focus on, it’s health care; and assisting the stay-at-home moms who don’t receive benefits for the job that they do – raising children.  And to the working single mom who doesn’t make enough to feed her children, let alone provide health care for them.

There is a problem: let’s start helping people in this country who have serious health issues.  When you are sick or hurt, you don’t care about any thing (or anyone), maybe the only thing you care about is to make the pain go away.   Have you ever banged your thumb with a hammer? Or been in labor?  Were you thinking of other people when you are in pain?  Consider someone with a health issue where the pain doesn’t eventually go away.   There are many people in this country who need help and good health care assistance.  They cannot do it alone.

Beginning the weekend of Thanksgiving until New Years Day, I like to drown myself with Christmas songs, because I feel this is the only time of year I get to hear them.  When my MP3 player was out of battery, my car news station kicked on and I heard the news about the senseless elementary school shooting.    That was all I had to hear.  I don’t need to know the names of the 6- and 7- year olds; I see them every week in the eyes of the children at the school I volunteer at.  The teachers and administrators who died caring for them are heros; like every one of the teachers and administrators at our schools.   I don’t need to be glued to the t.v. to watch every minute of hundreds of families suffering from this.   My heart goes out to all of them.  The entire community, the whole nation, across the world.  We are all heartbroken.  Leave them to grieve, in peace.

Don’t blame the guns, it’s people who pull the triggers.
Don’t blame the media.   I believe it was Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, where the young Darth Vader goes into a classroom of children and does the unthinkable.   That movie is, ironically, seven years old.

I don’t get on my soapbox on this blog.  It is supposed to be about my family and cherishing our children.   So, I will continue doing that, loving them through these posts and sharing their stories of successes.   Hoping that they continue to live their lives to the fullest.   What can you do?  Love your teachers and administrators – they are here for you to grow, from Kindergarten to college.  Love your children and your children’s friends.  They are just little.

But, there is a need for something to be done to change the healthcare in this nation.

It is my hope that the families of this tradegy find peace and hope this holiday season.

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