Wednesday, August 29, 2012

This world we live in

We seem to live in a very scary time, and a very scary place.  I remember being a child, and not having a worry in the world.  It wasn't That long ago.   We went to school, and if there was an occasional fight, it was with words and fists.  I don't remember in my childhood or time in school did anyone ever bring a gun to school.  If God forbid we lost a student, it was from a car accident or something of that nature.  I can remember being in middle school staying with my aunt and uncle in town, and walking the streets of Moncks Corner with my best friend.  When you heard of kids missing or being killed, it wasn't here, it wasn't home.  I find myself sitting here with a very heavy heart.  What has this world come to?  We've removed God from so much of our lives, he's been taken out of the public school and government, how much more can we take.   How much more can we as humans take.
I woke up Monday morning to learn of two girls missing from this small town, I don't know them, never met them, but its touched me in a major way.  They are someones daughter, someones granddaughter, and someones niece!  I can not begin to image as a mother, not having my child come home.  I've lost a niece and that was hard, very hard, and she was not murdered.  As a mother, I don't know that I would have survived, I don't know that I could get up every day, I just don't think I could.   My heart aches for this woman that I don't know. 
These two young women had their whole world ahead of them.   When they didn't come home, their parents starting searching.   They started a social page on facebook to get our information.

I watched, I hope and prayed for them.  I hoped for the best.   Yesterday, their car was found burned and not far from it a woman's body.   They released the news today, that it was one of the girls, Dana, the youngest of the two.   That has been on my heart all day.  
The other girl, June is still missing.  I hope and pray that she is found. 
What does it say about our world, that another human being can just dispose of a life so easily.   I don't understand how a person can take a life and then IF they are found and IF they are found guilty, they go to jail - where they received 3 meals a day, medical care, TV, books, AND visits from their family.   I'm sorry but I don't understand how you can take a life and then get to live.  Maybe that makes me cold, I don't know, I just don't understand.

I wish that my daughter could grow up in a world we no longer know.  A world where you don't do harm to someone else.  You help your neighbor, you could sleep with your windows open and your doors unlocked.   Your kids could play in the streets and be safe.   How did we get here?  How did we go from kids being raised with morals, and knowing that if they misbehaved in school they would surely get it when they got home.  Why do the kids today think they are entitled, they don't think they should have to work for anything, they have no manners, and its OK!!!!!!  WHY? and HOW do we fix it, how do we fix this world that we live in?