Reading Kristin Farley’s article for Wate.com entitled “School Shooting Victim’s Widow Makes Safety of Children Her Mission” makes you realize just how hard it must be to go on after a senseless tragedy like the one that happened at Campbell County High School, and the Newtown shooting as well. I can’t imagine the willpower it takes to even get out of bed in the morning in the face of such violence, much less the willpower it takes to devote your life to fighting the very thing that took your loved one from you.
The struggle that the parents of the Newtown tragedy must face every single day for the rest of their lives is alien to most of us, and something that we pray we will never have to experience. “There but for the grace of God go I” is a very apt quote for this situation because it could have very easily been our school and our small town that was invaded by a psychopath with a gun, and our children that were taken from us way too soon.
We can sympathize with the lady above, and the parents in Newtown. We can rant and rave at the injustice done them and their loved ones, but we can never feel what they feel, and of course wouldn’t want to. The best we can do is contribute in any way possible to bringing an end to the violence and pray for those in need – and ourselves.