Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Are We all Going to be Okay?

"Anybody else want to hide their children in a bunker...until Jesus returns?"

That quote comes from a friend of mine on facebook Monday afternoon and I can't help but kind of agree with her ~although maybe I think she is being a little extreme.

In the past, I've had what you all have said were eloquent or well thought out words regarding some of the tragedies that have befallen our nation. I told you how I felt about Newtown both as a teacher and a friend of someone who was affected. I have not told my 9-11 story, because I started this blog so long after it happened, but I have one, because my then husband worked just 20 minutes from the city on that day.

This time I am at loss for words and I find myself floundering and wondering,

"What is this world coming to?"

And I want to sweep my children up and carry them off and keep them safe, because it doesn't feel like they are safe anywhere.

They cannot fly safely on a plane.

Or go safely to school.

And now they cannot even run down the street safely.

It's not even just tragedies like this.

It's bickering over religion.

And politics.

And I worry and wonder if we are all going to be okay.




Heather said...

This is exactly how I am feeling this week. I just can't with another tragedy. It seems to becoming the norm.

The Dose of Reality said...

I agree. It's everything. I am trying to focus on the helpers. Those people who ran to help and performed heroic acts to come to the aid of the injured. That's who we are.

We just need to remember that even when we're talking politics, etc.

copilotmom said...

The world does seem so frightening at times. It is heartening to see all of the people standing together and helping one another. I think we need to focus on the good, now more than ever.

Tomekha said...

I worry about that too. I feel such paranoia just walking on the streets - at any time, something could happen. I don't feel safe even in my home.

Leigh Powell Hines said...

Such a great post. I agree.

Tricia said...

I know. I know.

I'm so sick of writing about and thinking about these assholes that make me wonder if I'll see my kid again every time I send him off somewhere without me.

It sucks.

Be brave.


Mimi Baker said...

I am like your friend, although it could be a while before Jesus comes so I'm not sure how well that would go over with my kids.

All of this is senseless and words will never do the loss and injuries any justice. Just all so heartbreakingly sad.

Angelwithatwist said...

But here is where the terror does NOT win. In the hands of those who ran in when all others ran out. In the hearts of those who opened their homes to stranded runners, feeding them, giving them places to sleep until they could return to their homes. When you have a unity to do the right thing like that terror can never win, it only brings out the best in the majority of us.

Ilene, The Fierce Diva Guide to Life said...

I also agree that we need to focus on the helpers. It's a scary world now, and this is a time to grieve, but love and light always win, always.

Andrea B. said...


You know I know.

I'm thinking of all our kids and wanting to wrap them all in bubble wrap, but we can't. So we don't. And we keep on keepin' on. xo

Shell said...

I have that feeling- where I want to just hide my family away to keep them safe. The world is a scary place.

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Laurie Matherne said...

I read a blog post featured on Friday Fragments over at Mrs444 that one of our blogger friends had a daughter in the race that day. It's frightening for everyone: those who have young children as well those with adult children. And also anyone concerned about the future. Take care.