This country is so broken; it is terrifying to live here in America and I could have never imagined that it would get this bad. I’ve been thinking about the recent school shooting in Nashville, TN. I can’t get my mind off of it. Like so many others, I came across the police body cam footage from the incident. I know I shouldn’t have watched it, but I did. The footage is highly triggering and if you have not seen it, don’t go looking for it. At one point in the footage, there is a small body sprawled out on the ground. The body is of course blurred, but I am fairly certain that it is the body of a child. I can’t not picture my own babies sprawled out and laying there lifeless. My heart breaks for those children’s parents who will not be able to hug and kiss their littles at the end of the day. You would never drop your kid off at school and think, this is going to be our last interaction together. I can’t imagine and I don’t want to ever know that feeling.
Every day that I send my children to school I’m scared that I won’t see them again. I actually started looking into buying bulletproof inserts for their backpacks. I should not have to send my kindergartener to school prepared for a war. What the fuck has this country turned into?