Yesterday when I went to pick Ryan up from preschool, I was in tears. I hugged him and I cried. I couldn't help but think of the 20 families in Newtown, CT that didn't get to pick their children up from school. Having a child is truly like trusting your heart to walk around outside of your body. I can't even begin to imagine what they are going through. I am so incredibly sad for them.
We all sit back after tragedies like that and say, "Something must be done." But what? And who? Nobody can agree what to do, it turns into politics and gun control and who's fault it was and placing blame on the government, the schools, the mother, autism, divorce...
The truth is that something must be done. And I don't think it's as easy as gun control. Or "putting God back into our schools" (which has been tossed all over Facebook). Personally, I think something major needs to happen for mental health. Mental health is the forgotten healthcare platform because you can't see it. It's a stigma nobody wants, nobody talks about and nobody wants to throw money at. With our current national debt and spending rising in unprecidented ways, can't just a fraction go to mental health? Please?
Read this woman's blog post. I am Adam Lanza's Mother
For now, all I can do is pray.