I have maintained a stance on here and in my personal life about guns, I don’t like them, I will not, nor have I ever actually shot a gun, but…… I respect them and those who own them and respect them just as much. With all the shootings going on in this world, it’s time to stop blaming society for what the individual does. It’s unfortunate that so many people have lost their lives to gun fire and my heart breaks for them, but what good is it going to do when guns are removed from those legally carrying them, I am sorry, I don’t see any criminals living by the rule of the land, they live by their own set of rules. I believe that to end all this heartache, things need to start with the mental capacity of a person and to play devil’s advocate, a complete and thorough background check must be done before anyone is handed a gun. I understand that those out to commit a crime are not going to go through legal means of obtaining a weapon, but that doesn’t mean the rest of us should be thrown under the bus. Yes, it’s easy to point fingers at law enforcement, family members, etc… saying that they dropped the ball, and yes, maybe they did, so now, what can we do to change that? Pointing fingers will only get us so far, in other words, “How has that been working out for us?”
So during my drive home, the one that seems to take forever and a day regardless of what time of day it is, I heard a song that calmed the Mexi-Rican beast in me right down, Say You Say Me by Lionel Richie.
When it comes to the loss of a loved one, time tends to stand still in the beginning, but as the days progress, you learn to start taking the steps necessary to live again, which believe me, through personal experience is something much easier said than done. But when the time is right, you do learn how to move on, in no way are you leaving behind their memory, but you are adding to a point at which they left off. Every day that I find myself struggling to find a smile, I remind myself that my accomplishments are being celebrated, my laughter is being heard and my tears are not forgotten, I remind myself that I still share all of these great moments in my life with those I love that are no longer here to celebrate with me in person. Continue Reading