Friday, April 22, 2011

Soapbox for Friday

I have been reading the news online a lot lately and I just wanted to put something out there. This world is going to hell in a handbasket. I’m not sure if the warm(ish) weather has gotten everyone worked up but the amount of crime stories I’ve been reading has just been terrible. And I’m SICK of it. It is so hard knowing that my son is growing up in a world where (in just a few instances of the stories):

A) A 15 year old boy was lured to a house to be beaten and shot to death by his ex-girlfriends new boyfriend. Who was 18. The girl was 15 or 16. And people helped the 18 year old do it. Other adults. And they are all being charged thankfully.
B) A woman misled a pregnant woman telling her she was going to buy her baby clothes and instead she killed her and cut the baby from her. All because she wanted the baby. Thankfully the baby survived. Unfortunately the mother did not.
C) Bodies being found all over the country. Some being found in New York. One, of a teenager in Baltimore has recently been found. And many others are missing. Parents only hoping that they won’t get the phone call saying only a body has been found.

And of course the list goes on and on. But seriously…why are people doing these things? How do people get it into their heads that it is ok to harm another human being? Sometimes I just get so disheartened by the fact that there is no way that I will ever be able to explain why some things happen. And I especially don’t want to have to explain them to Leo. And I know that I can’t protect him forever and I will always try to teach him the right way to behave but I have a feeling there will be a lot more evil forces out there as he gets older and I just want to put him in my pocket and make sure that he is safe forever.

Ok…I will get off my soapbox now but I hope that things turn around. And we just think of all the good that was given to us on this Good Friday. And even if you don’t believe in whatever I believe in then just think of good things and pass the sunshine on to others!

1 comment:

Sandra said...

You mentioned "warmish weather" and "passing the sunshine along"...and I'm still waiting for both where I live. Could you move that warmish weather and pass that sunshine along a little more quickly please?
Have a happy Easter!