Today I am going to blog about something that has really been bothering me. There was a story on the news a few weeks ago that just broke my heart. A young family from the DFW area was gunned down along a highway in Florida. They suspect that the adult male was somehow involved in a drug ring & the killings stemmed from that. The really horrible part is that they found the mother of the young boys, both below age 5, in a defensive postition...trying only to protect her babies. And the gunman, whoever it is, shot those two young children, along with their mother & left them on the side of the road to die. I cried...how is someone that evil to do that? How do you kill or hurt innocent children...where does that kind of hatred come from? It is heartbreaking for that young family & it is heartbreaking that the killer has been through so much that they are even capable of that...I pray for that person too.
The thing that bothers me most is that this happens all the time....& all of these children are somebodies babies. And bigger than that...they are God's little miracles. How must he feel when stuff like this happens...were it not for him, they wouldn't be here. And it bothers me that my innocent young son has to be taught that there are bad people out there that might try to hurt him. I can't let him play outside alone, I can't let him walk to check the mail by himself. I can't even let him go to the men's room alone. You try so hard to keep your children innocent but at some point it becomes impossible. You have to teach them to not trust anyone they don't know and not scare them into not trusting teachers & policeman. But then there are horrible officers & teachers too so it is just insane what children have to learn at a young age.
All I can do is pray...for the children who are hurting & for my own...
"Lord, please be with all the children in the world who are hurting...who are scared...who are being neglected & abused. Please let them know that you are with them & you will never leave them...that they can always trust you. Please be with my own children & give me the wisdom to teach them how & who to trust. Lord, please watch over them when I am not with them. In your sweet name I pray. Amen"
****In honor of the blog about children...I wanted to post this picture. I held the camera down & told Bishop to tell me when he see my face. So...this is how my child sees me...(I was laughing at his ridiculous faces....:)
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