How Would You Spend Your Last Day? | Central IL Photographer

Think about it. I mean, with life, there are no second chances, no pause buttons, no do overs, and most certainly, no guarantees. What if today was your last day? What if today was your last day with your mom? Your dad? God forbid, your kids or grandkids? For quite a few people in Newtown, Connecticut, that latter is their new reality. Please bare with me, as this is going to be a very emotionally charged post.

I don’t understand why people kill other people. If you are seriously THAT unhappy with the way things are going, kill yourself and leave the rest of us out of it. Seriously. And, for God sake  these are INNOCENT CHILDREN. I read that most of them are from a kindergarten class. OH.MY.GOD. They are babies! Just last weekend, I’m sure several of them visited with Santa, their little faces all lit up with joy and excitement, while they told him what they wanted for Christmas. Or, they could have currently been celebrating Hanukkah and were excited to see what tonight had in store for them. Now, instead of celebrating the holidays, their poor parents have to plan their funerals. They have to bury their babies. I can’t even begin to imagine the pain they are going through right now. If I lost one of my children…..how do you go on? How do you move past it? Don’t answer that, because quite frankly, I don’t want to know.

We are not safe anywhere. People are being murdered everywhere you look:  shopping malls, churches, schools, theatres, places of employment, IN YOUR OWN HOME. Wouldn’t it be great if we could just round up all of the evil people, put them in their own little country, and let them fight it out for themselves? The rest of us could go about our lives with our loved ones without much fear or concern for violence.

Spread love, not hate. Pray for the victims, their families, and for the family of the shooter. They too have lost a child. Tell your loved ones how much they mean to you. Hug your children. Smile at the next stranger you see. And, as Ellen DeGeneres says at the end of each of her shows, “Be kind to one another”.

XOXO, Julie

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