December 14, 2012 – 11:22 p.m. PST.
We only have seven more days until the day tomorrow ends.
This month, the final month of this bustling year, should be a joyful month. Christmas, Hannukah/Chanukah, Kwanzaa, or whatever end of the year celebration out there, they all have one thing in common: spending this precious holiday season with your family, friends, and your other loved ones.
Supposedly… until this morning.
The horrendous massacre that happened in Newtown, CT this morning isn’t just another mass murder-suicide case just like what happened back at Columbine, Virginia Tech, and the movie house in Colorado. After the mass murder-suicide case that killed five young girls at a small school in an Amish community six years ago, the one at Newtown, CT cost twenty young children’s lives, along with seven adults including the murderer’s own mother.
It’s common that we would always ask ourselves the question of “Why?” whenever we see such a tragedy. It’s a simple question to ask but a difficult question to answer. I don’t want to talk about the details regarding the tragedy this morning because the situation altogether that lead to this incident had a lot of similarities to the pass mass murder-suicide cases that this country has gone through. Whenever tragedies such as this occur, the only thing I ended up doing was to be silent and pray for those lives lost and for the families who lost their loved ones to such tragedies.
Once again, this is proof that life is not guaranteed to be long and fulfilling for everyone. Imagine, elementary schoolchildren suddenly getting their fresh young lives cut short for no reason. The ones who cause these horrible sins also happened to be ones who believed that all is lost for them and believed that it was best to die with others than to die alone. Yes, there are overly emotional, albeit completely insane people out there who have the nerve to go this far in to taking lives of others before taking their own lives.
Take heed, all you parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, cousins who have relatives in the elementary school age— and even those who work with children in schools as well— learn to love them, care for them, respect them, support them, and overall treasure them as if they were the most valuable treasures you have ever seen in your life. Damaged buildings and non-living things can be repaired and replaced. Living beings can be repaired but can never be replaced. Enjoy every moment that you have with them everyday through thick and thin, because you may never know that this time may be the last time you get to be with them.
Lovely. Breaking news. While we have this morning’s tragedy, we have another one in the Excalibur in Las Vegas. Stop with the killing for goodness sake! It’s December!
… unless these deranged murderers decided to go on a murdering spree knowing that the end is near….?
We will make it to Christmas Day, folks! I am a firm believer of miracles!