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Friday, April 20, 2012

A Sad Pink Saturday

 A sad share today. Yesterday was the 17th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing.
I read that in 2004 the Oklahoma Rose was added to their state flower. I just hope we never forget. 168 lives cut short , their memory intact in the hearts and minds of those who loved them.
Today the 13th anniversary of  Columbine High School. Thirteen lives gone but not forgotten. Leaving loved ones without their smiles, their lives forever changed.
The white peace rose. A hopeful symbol to stop the bullying. Today a beautiful Spring day and then my son's high school sent an email. A young man's life cut short, possibly self inflicted. Kids saying he was quiet, he was bullied . I have seen no great change since Oklahoma City, since Columbine. A sad world we live in. Be politically correct. Don't pray, be hateful. Be cruel. Television endorses hateful behavior. Yet no one can ever stop the bullying.
I really had to write this today. I hope none of you will ever forget. Let me thank Beverly because she does a wonderful job of keeping us in the pink loop each weekend. I hope you will visit some pinkies today.




15 comments:

Simone said...

It's so sad that kids are growing up with media painting vivid pictures of what is "cool" and what isn't. It feeds the desire to want to bully or be someone that they are not. My stepson is like that....brilliant kid but would rather hang with the bad kids instead of the smart kid. I wonder when it will stop?

Denise said...

Really sad.

Theresa said...

Sad day, I will never forget! Beautiful flowers! That Oklahoma Rose is AWESOME!

I pray for those who are bullied and the bullies that they will see the light and stop!

Hope you are enjoying this Saturday morning dear friend! HUGS!

A Quiet Corner said...

Lovely!...:)JP

Rhonda said...

I remember this craziness and those lives lost due to the evilness in a man's heart....but thinking upon beautiful...those roses are gorgeous

Rhonda said...

I remember this craziness and those lives lost due to the evilness in a man's heart....but thinking upon beautiful...those roses are gorgeous

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Thank you for posting this... I am a HUGE Lady Gaga fan because of her stand against bullying... it is getting worse and more and more children are ending their lives daily because of it... something needs to be changed!

Splendid Little Stars said...

lovely flowers.
very sad, tragic remembrances.
hope for the future?

Sweet Tea said...

Oklahoma Bombing - I will never forget.
I was working at Tulsa Community College on that dreadful day.

NanaDiana said...

I don't think many of us can ever forget that day! It is sad the world this generation of kids is growing up in. xo Diana

Ann said...

Beautiful flowers to commemorate tragic envents. Hopefully another bombing will NEVER occur again.
Thanks for coming by today.
Ann

Leovi said...

I like with these beautiful flowers in soft colors, very interesting.

Fifi Flowers said...

GORGEOUS flowers! Happy Spring!

Tete said...

Great post. We should never forget all the chaos that has taken innocent lives and we should not forget the tormented life that decided this was the best solution for their pain.
The world changes when each and every one of us makes the choice every day to be a more loving and caring person. When we begin the day in prayer for each other. When God is the CENTER of our lives. Change comes slow, one person at a time. Keep praying and believing that it is happening.
Keep being the voice who have been silenced.

Chatty Crone said...

Very pretty pink spring flowers. sandie