Today is my Grandmother’s birthday and with her no longer being physically here for us to celebrate it, I felt saddened by that but since the day is officially here I don’t feel that bad. Although I miss her more than anything I smile because of all of the birthdays that I was able to share with her. Every year I try to do something in her honor because it just makes me remember that on this one day it is not just another day, but one that is very special to not only me but to all of my family. I am not sure what we will do today but I want to do whatever we feel that my Grandmother would have enjoyed doing on her special day. I know that my family will all be on their own celebrating and thinking about all of the treasured memories that we had together. I just wanted to take a moment out of my very early morning to wish my one true love, my light, and the one who gave me my mother (right after God), my Grandmother a happy birthday.
When I woke up this morning I had a weird feeling that I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. As I continued to move around I was unable to figure out exactly where this “weird feeling” was coming from, but I knew that it didn’t feel right and I knew that sooner or later it would come to the surface, and it did. Later in the morning I was online and had figured out what that weird feeling might be, one of the high schools in my hometown had an altercation of some sort that left one person dead and three others injured. To see something of this magnitude, and even worse, play out on the news as we’re watching it unfold is always a hard thing and it just makes you wonder about the state of the world that we live in today. What is going on? Even though I am not sure of all that transpired I do know that there is a lot of irresponsibility that is among us and we all are not doing what we need to do. I myself believe that a lot of this starts at home and parents are the first teachers that their children will see and they need to be knowledgeble and held accountable. I think we all hold some responsibility because I believe that we could all educate the youth in some way and I don’t think that we have been. Something has to be done so that things like this don’t happen, especially in the place where children today should be more worried about getting their education rather than fighting and carrying on. My prayers go out to the families of the people that were hurt and to all that had to endure this tragic incident on today. I hope that we all step up in some way because if the world, our tomorrow, is left into the hands of the next generation we have to make sure they’re ready to uphold it and not endanger their futures.