It Shouldn’t Be

Is the second stage?

Our Saturday morning started with an early rise for basketball. We are sitting and chatting and cheering the occasional basket (they’re kindergartners and first graders). And I am watching every leap and twirl (Thing2 twirls for any reason) and thinking how lucky we are to have our family whole and unscathed. But it shouldn’t be this way .

It shouldn’t be this way for any family in any town in any country around the world. We should, like every family, be reveling in their jumps and screams of laughter simply because they are and not because they were lucky enough not to be the target of the increasingly frequent rampages of the madman among us.

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