Tuesday, December 24, 2013
A Christmas wish
I won't look for my baking notes because it is too painful to travel back to an age where we thought little ones were safe from the endemic violence in our country. An age where we believed, wrongly, that making sure our kids would make it to adulthood was our nation's highest priority.
I know better now.
I know we were remiss last December in believing that locking the door to an elementary school was protection enough.
We are still remiss. Our culture tells us to ply our kids with presents and sweets at holiday time. Toys and clothes were piling up in the closet for Noah last year... But he wasn't there to unwrap them when the holidays came around. And neither were nineteen of his little classmates.
So let's look at our children and grandchildren this Christmas and find it in our hearts to do whatever we can to ensure they'll be with us today, tomorrow and for all time.