The Historical picture of the day:
Australian boy getting new shoes during WWII
Mothers and Tragedies
From the Big City a bicycle-path
tragedy and then to rural Texas and a crazy man.
We cannot prepare for all acts of deranged
people, nor defend against it.
We sit in our homes, cars or
businesses and wish there was a way to make life safe. A mother holds her child
and prays for a safe world. The child looks to the mother and says in their
mind, ‘I am safe’. It was so many years ago, but
I can still ‘know’ that feeling I felt when mama pulled me close and held me
(Probably thru the 4th grade).
As the years have passed I have met hundreds of people. I have known some who NEVER knew a real mother due
to death, alcohol or drugs. I feel for anyone who has never felt the
safety of a mother’s arms as she drew them close to hold them; and then she leaned her
cheek down to the top of your head and a child felt a 360 degree hug of safety.
Dads sometimes try, but they can seldom combine love, touch and warmth the way a mama
The world changed when mama’s
changed. It is so hard to fathom a person intentionally in anger taking lives (especially children or someone’s mother). How can one who has truly been loved and hugged by a mother or a real surrogate do something like that???? The memory of my mother’s hugs have lasted
nearly 80 years.
Today facts of our body:
The tooth is the only
part of the human body that can't repair itself. And our eyes are always the same size from birth but the nose and ears never
PS: The thoughts above are not to say a child with a loving mother cannot do something crazy, I know they can. I know of some who have permanently hurt loving and caring parents. In these senseless slaughters, of course I think of the victims and families involved. Then in disgust give some thought to the perpetrator, almost immediately I think of his mother (and family), "Some family will be devastated for the rest of their lives by a cloud that will always follow their names. because of this fool."
The beautiful 1935 Buick I would love to drive that dude around.
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I try to pray for the families of the gunman or other person that inflicts harm on others. Often they are so confused why their loved one did what they did, and you are right, they will carry this with them for the rest of their lives, wondering what they did wrong, what went wrong, etc.
The older I get, the more I miss my mom and wish I could have one more day just spending time with her. Something very special about a mother's love, especially a mother who really wants to do their best in raising the child(ren) entrusted to her.
It is sad what's going on today and safety is a main concern. To know you are safe at home is a wonderful feeling. Makes one wonder what happens to people to make them turn out the way they do. I can't imagine...something so terrible.
i fear there is no place one can feel safe these days. but always in a mothers arms.
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