For the past few days, I have been feeling very overwhelmed by the tragedy in Tucson. I have felt troubled and listless; to the point where two friends commented that I didn't seem like myself; and although I couldn't pinpoint why this should be the case; now that I'm reflecting on my feelings regarding the tragedy, I can't help but wonder if my recent disposition was based on my sorrow and concern over this heinous incident. What transpired on Saturday is just inconceivable to me and I am so saddened by the deaths and injuries of those innocent people. This tragic event has been weighing very heavy on my mind; and the unthinkable violence is something that makes me angry and fearful.
My heart goes out to the families of all of the victims; and it makes me want to hold me loved ones close; family and friends alike, and never let them out of my sight.
As we watched "Together We Thrive: Tucson and America;" I was in tears by the time the National Anthem was sung; and my children gathered around to comfort me and give me a hug. Luis and I insisted on watching the complete broadcast; and Lyndzi remained by my side the entire time, because she was so concerned about me. I held MY nine year old daughter close, as we listened to Governor Brewer and President Obama pay tribute to nine year old, Christina Taylor Green, who lost her life during this senseless shooting; and we were all speechless.
I echo President Obama's sentiment that any political conversation that is had around this incident, needs to be one that is worthy of the victims. I feel compelled to add, that no matter your political views or affiliation; what happened in Tucson on Saturday, was the act of a mentally ill man; and that is something that affects our country as a whole. Democrats and Republicans alike; we are supposed to be one nation under god; and we need to unite in our commitment to protect the innocent and provide help to the sick.
Till next time...
Queen of EVERYTHING