I don't consider myself a DC girl, but I do consider it my city. My husband [eek] and I met playing kickball on the National Mall, I visit museums often and I enjoy the prestige of living right outside the Nation's Capitol. Many of my friends work on Capitol Hill, or various business centers and military bases in DC.
So, you can imagine how scary the shooting on the Navy Yard Monday morning was for me and countless other residents of the NOVA/DC area. I first heard about the situation because Babyspice's best friend [and my wedding planner] texted her to let her know she was okay, since she worked at the Navy Yard.There were countless emails going around in my various kickball teams making sure everyone was accounted for and okay. I'm lucky, everyone I know is safe.
But there are so many families who's lives have been changed forever because of a cowardly act of one man. I can not fathom their pain, their grief or their sorrow. I cried reading the quick paragraphs written about many of the victims. They kissed their loved ones that morning and now are gone in the blink of an eye. Why?
Why do people do bad things?!? Why do people try to hurt others? Why can't we all just love and get along? What makes people think violence is the answer?
Oh how I wish I had answers for my questions.
Our world needs more peace and more love. We as humans need to task ourselves to make the world a better place for the children to come. The violence and senseless killings need to stop.