Lessons for Momma in the wake of the Boston tragedy
Now before I offend anyone who may feel I am trivializing the issue I am not. I also don't kid myself-my own family thinks I'm insane with a lot of the things I do as a parent. But just as I was raised to stand strong in my beliefs I am not hindered from forging ahead as I please... with confidence learned the hard way.
I do not understand how a person could become someone so disillusioned they could make a bomb full of nails and set it off in a crowd of people. Or even walk into a school full of children and shoot them. My solution and hope these things stop occurring is as a parent to know my responsibility. Teach my child respect of himself and others. He must feel these things with such conviction they are part of his inherent nature.
Life is precious. Strength is invaluable. Confidence is essential. Love and respect of all are the tools to living and surviving this sometimes harsh world. As a parent I pray I am given the blessings of teaching this to my sweet little boy.
My thoughts and prayers are with Boston and the families living through this unimaginable tragedy.