Yesterday in Florida there was a mass school shooting. While people were celebrating love on Valentine’s Day, 17 families were mourning due to an act of hate.
17 young lives tragically cut short! Another mass shooting amidst so many! The madness continues to sicken me.
I wasn’t going to write a post about it, for what can I say differently in this post that I haven’t said in any of my other posts about mass shootings?
I wasn’t going to write, but there are 17 victims who have the right to be remembered.
17 victims who will never awaken to another glorious sunrise, with the hope of a new day. 17 victims who will never experience the peace of swinging on the porch swing. Admiring the beauty of another sunset with the one they love beside them.
17 victims who will never again walk along the beach listening to the roar of the waves, as they feel the ocean breeze.
17 victims who will never again will feel the tender embrace of a hug.
In 1999 we had the first mass school shooting at Columbine. We all were stunned with great sadness. 13 lives were lost! We all were greatly shocked! A tragedy like this had never happened before. How can we stop it from happening again? America was rocked by such a senseless tragedy.
19 years later Columbine doesn’t even make it on the list of the Top 10 Mass shootings in the USA.
Yesterday there were 17 victims and their families who wish we would have learned from Columbine.
17 victims whose laughter is forever silenced and whose dance ended way too soon!