No Time To Say Good-Bye
Like everyone else in this country, I am still reeling from the trauma of Monday's massacre at Virginia Tech. Having a son who will be going off to college in the Fall, this had a deeper impact on me than I imagined it would. Sending our children off to college is difficult enough, but this horrific tragedy just made me realize how fragile life is and how vulnerable our children are. The children, and they really were just children, had no time to prepare. I will spare you my diatribe as to all the things the college could have done to save their lives, but it was even more painful to see that the monster that took away thirty-one lives got the chance to have the last word while these innocent victims never had the opportunity to say good-bye to their loved ones. Worst yet, the media's constant bombardment of his ugly image, has spurred copycat threats all over the country. It really feels like we have learned nothing since Columbine and our children pay the price for our ignorance. Maybe now, we will finally be pro-active so that other children can be spared their lives and other families can be spared the pain of losing them.