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What A World


Oh what a world we live in folks!  Seriously, why is world peace so hard to achieve?  Why do so many people feel the need to cause harm to others?  These are the questions running through my mind after hearing about the horrible theater shooting that took place at The Dark Knight Rises opening in Aurora, Colorado. 

Due to the senseless act of violence carried out by 24 year old James Holmes, 12 people will never return home to their families alive.  Some one has a lost a wife, a husband, a son , a daughter, a mother, a father and a friend.  38 more people were injured after being caught in the crossfire of Holmes bullet spray.  As a mother one of the worst parts of what happened is that one of the victims injured in this whole ordeal was a 3 month old baby!!

I fought back tears hearing that.  I'm not an easy crier but when it comes to situations like these and I hear children have been hurt it tugs heavily at my heart strings.  How could so one so young be so evil and heartless?  This couldn't have been an overnight transformation.  You just don't wake up and go open fire on a movie theater full of innocent people--strangers.

While my heart goes out to the victims, a part of me is sad for the shooter as well.  I feel sad that he felt so inclined to do something so horrible.  I wonder what his reason behind shooting all those people were?  Was he not loved?  Did he have an abusive childhood?  Was he bullied?  Is this a mental breakdown?

I've always been a believer that people like Holmes give off warning signs before they just go over the edge. However, their family and friends ignore it or down play it as nothing serious.  But what if they would have cared more and tried to address those signs?  Would this have changed his actions?  And does the government need to make it harder for people to obtain guns?

I'm definitely thanking God a lot more for my family and hugging my kids extra tight.  I've always been a prayerful person-a prayer warrior as my mom calls me.  And I urge you all to do same.  As you go about your day, send up a prayer for the residents of Aurora, the victims and their families, the shooter and his family and our world in general.  We have to try to make this world a better place not just for ourselves but our kids and so that their families can a future.

Let's make an effort to reach out to someone who is going through.  You never know if your words or kindness could be the difference between them rediscovering hope or going over the edge.  So, I just want to that each and everyone of you mean a lot to me.  Without your support and kindness YUMMommy wouldn't be where it is today. I thank those of you who have gone the extra mile to bond with me beyond the blog.  It means a lot.

Did you hear about theater shooting in Aurora?  What are your thoughts? Do we need stricter gun laws?

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  1. I was deeply saddened by this this morning. My heart breaks for these families.

    I applaud you for thinking about the shooter, too, because I always do the same thing. There are very few people in this world who act out of pure evil. Most of these men/women are hurting in some way, and a few of them react like this guy. While what he did was wrong -- absolutely no question about -- and he should be punished to the fullest extent of the law, there's still a person behind it all. Someone's child, husband, brother, etc. who may have been in so much pain that he had to go out and hurt others. That must be some hard pain, and I pray for his healing.

    It takes a Godly woman to think of ALL people in this situation (shooter included), and I really respect you for that.

    Have a good weekend.

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    1. Thanks Gerri! This situation is hard for everyone. When I hear about people who's pain drives to do things this horrible it just pulls at my heart. I've felt pain, but I can't imagine feeling so much pain to point that I would take another's life. That has to be some pain and frustration.

      Only God can deal with him and help to see what he did was wrong. I hope they do punish him to the fullest extent of the law too.

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  2. It really is horrible. I became teary eyed myself reading about some of the victims and the looks on people's faces wondering if their loved ones was still alive.

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    1. Yes, that was just too heart wrenching to watch for me.

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  3. I heard about it this morning while I was half sleep. I thought I was dreaming. I couldn't believe it. This is horrible. I was in tears when I heard about the 3 month old. I also came to tears when I saw a pic of a family. They were in shock. I felt for them. I pray God brings peace to all involved and return those injured to a well state.

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    1. It is horrible! Just seems like situations like this are becoming more wide spread. And that's sad.

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  4. It was so horrible watching the victims families on TV, every single one of them was special as we all are. Its so scary how the actions of someone else can determine your fate. Beautifully written piece.

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    1. Thanks. It is scary to that others have the ability to alter our lives forever.

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  5. if it was me i would ban guns and all ammunitions all together. that would cause let killing

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    1. I just think it's too easy for the wrong ppl to get a hold of those things.

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  6. I like the fact you said you feel bad for the shooter too. Thats an interesting thing to say on something as tramatic as this. I have to agree, there must be something wrong deep down for a human to commit such a crime. I dont know if security at movie theaters are a necessary solution to this problem.

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    1. I definitely think that we'll see an added increase of theaters with security but again this could happen again in a parking lot. All we can really do is pray for individuals who feel the need to take the lives of others.

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  7. This story is so unbelievable. Particularly since all across the nation people were watching the midnight show - me included! This could have happened anywhere and it just brings home the fact that we truly are not safe anywhere. It is sad.

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    1. It is very sad that you really can't enjoy yourself safely anywhere now days. I don't know what's getting into people and making them do these things. It's heartbreaking, tragic and crazy at the same time.

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