Tonight I watched Dateline and was stirred to tears, thanking God at the same time that my own children were grown, that I was able to be one of those stay at home mommies. I am not saying that stay at home mommies is the fix, but I do believe it helps. I watched this show and prayed for all families in our country to become aware of your surroundings. It breaks my heart, and it is very confusing to me, because I don’t see a simple solution, nor can I point my finger at any particular person. I will say that I think that taking God out of everything possible in this world, is asking for things such as this to happen. I can’t blame it on the parents working. It is not their fault, the economy is out of balance. I can’t blame the schools totally. There is no way you can expect a school to know every single thing that goes on each day, but when a child goes to the office to report what is happening, and the office sends him or her back to class, I can place blame then. This is their job, to teach, to guide, to be supportive. I am not interested in how many millions of dollars are spent on fancy looking buildings kids can attend. I am more implanted with the idea, that each child is given a fair chance to be a stable, well-rounded adult. That each child has the opportunity to learn about God, to have respect for themselves. To be able to hold their head high, knowing they are worthy as a person. The issue at hand on Dateline was jealousy. Why? If I place myself as a teen again in my mind, I can admit I got jealous over someone a time or two, but I never considered picking on them, bullying them into suicide. As I sit here writing this, I may get good response and I may get bad responses. I can not be afraid to the point of not being allowed to share my feelings with you. God placed each of us here for a reason, and I don’t believe that he had any suicide in any plans for the young. I ask myself, what can I do. What can I do? If I am anywhere where I witness anyone being picked on, bullied, I will step forward. I will help. I will call the authorities. I can’t save the world, but maybe I can help just one.
Just My Thoughts