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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Just Being Honest

Let's just be honest. It has been one craptastic week. Hell, it's no wonder I've been in an awful mood.

First, Boston.

Now West.

Poisonous letters being sent to members of our government. Suspicious packages. School lock downs. Plus the many other senseless acts that we haven't even heard about yet, or may never hear about.

No wonder I'm stressed out, down and out, in a fowl mood. Don't get me wrong, I'm thankful for my health and my safety. I'm thankful that my family hasn't been hurt in any of these cases.  My worries and troubles are nothing compared to what others are going through.

However, I still feel unsure. I don't really feel safe. There are unanswered questions and there are worries.

I just don't understand WHY. Of course this is what everyone wants to know and there is a good chance that we never will.

I don't mean to be such a Debbie Downer, y'all. I just don't get it.

My friend Whitney wrote a great post yesterday and I wanted to share it with y'all. What she said is a lot of what I feel; especially the parts about how we all deal with tragedies differently.

I'm an avoider. I keep going and try to focus on something else, try to keep myself busy. That doesn't mean I'm not thinking about the things that are going on or that my heart isn't breaking right along with the victims and their families. It's just my way of coping.
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  1. This has been a rough week. I don't know what to think about any of it.

  2. yup...craptastic pretty much sums it up...Thank goodness Daddy and Glenda are both ok...Glenda was in West at 2 pm yesterday getting horse feed...little too close for comfort - thanking God she made it home ok. Chin up...I know it's hard...I feel just as dumpy today =( but we have an exciting Sunday coming up! <3

  3. it truly has been a rough week

  4. Totally explains everyone's moods & attitudes. I have taken time to pray for each & every situation that has gone on lately; but I HAVE to turn away. I'm that girl that gets ALL INVOLVED in what's going on....I cry in movies when things touch me, I bawl when my FAV characters die on TV shows. And I also had to cut out negative in my life (living 45 minutes east of Memphis, our news is mostly who shot or killed who). So I get the breaking news from apps on my phone & I see what my friends say on FB. Other than that I HAVE to turn it off or I go back to being depressed Tasha....not a fun place to be. I tell you all that to tell you: step away, enjoy your time with your kids! Live your life to the fullest as if you aren't going to get tomorrow. Wow...sorry to put all that on a comment....maybe I should have done a blog post about it.

  5. I was listening to NPR today, and they had a Chechen cultural expert on...she theorized that, because the brothers responsible for the Boston bombing were 9-15 years old when they immigrated to the US, they carry memories of Russia's heavy-handed campaign of terror in that area, and that likely made them vulnerable to extremists groups who would use that anger and helplessness to turn them against the US. A lot of questions go unanswered, and I agree that finding out the WHY is the best step to stopping future acts like this from happening, but at least there's that piece of the puzzle. It's heartbreaking for everyone, including the family of the bombers.

    West was also a tragedy, and a reminder of the hazards of certain industries (as of posting this, I've read that it's being ruled an industrial accident). It seems like senseless acts BUT I'm profoundly grateful we live in a nation where this is shocking for all (as opposed to living in a country where rape, terror, murder, and torture are everyday occurrences and not at all shocking).


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