Locked Down

As true today as it was when I first posted this blog, on July 25, 2013. Gun related violence isn’t going away. In fact, we have even more of a pressing need to ask the tough questions to solve this epidemic. Let’s work together to keep our children safe.

Nine Cent Girl

tumblr_mqhzi8AQyp1rbhtdeo1_500This morning the radio clicked on at 6:00 am, and as my spouse and I usually do after hearing the morning headlines, we both reached for our iPhones to check emails, texts, Facebook statuses and Twitter feeds. Yes, we like a broad picture of the wide world beyond our valley vista before feet hit the solid ground. What stayed with me was an emotional Facebook status posted by a strong and smart young mother: “Sometimes I lay awake at night and I think about that guy shooting all of those innocent babies in an elementary school…….and there is not a damn thing anyone can do about it, then, now, or ever.” As I laced up to head out for a morning run I wondered how many other mothers feel the same today, in mid-July…feel that crippling powerlessness parents all over our country feel every time they wave goodbye…

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4 thoughts on “Locked Down

  1. Good post. Just reading about the lock down procedure gave me chills! And, it just so happens the high school in which my children attended had an emergency evacuation due to a “credible threat.” Fortunately, no one was harmed, but it leaves me asking, “how many times a day does stuff like this happen?” A sorry state of affairs.


    • We were in lock down for over two hours yesterday, due to a shooting down the road. It was unnerving, to say the least. Even in the high school students are frightened, and this fear is mounting. You want to be prepared, but what is the cost? Thanks for stopping by Janet.


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