If you are like me the event that took place in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday shook you to your core.
Another mass shooting.
More innocent lives taken.
Parents who did not get to say goodbye to their babies.
And yes, they were babies.
I think every parent, everyone who has ever loved a child, regardless if they are parents themselves, has been shaken to the core.
I have seen interchanges on social media where people have ripped each other apart with their words.
We are all raw at this point.
The pandemic has changed each of us in some way.
It has changed some of us for the better and some of us — maybe not.
I have no words that can express how I am feeling right now but I do know that we have to start loving one another and not being so hateful with our words and actions. We need to hold our loved ones a little tighter.
So many emotions. I am overwhelmingly sad but I am also angry.
Angry that we continue to allow this to happen.
I am angry about a lot of things apparently. Angry that we are still dealing with Covid when there is accessibility in our country to vaccines that the majority of the population can take to protect themselves and others.
Angry that those that struggle with mental health issues have such difficulty at times getting the professional help that they need. Angry that we just can’t seem to fix the problems in our country that are just that – problems.
I have no words. No words that will fix anything.