After a recent comment from a friend something became clear, so much so that it was almost a little embarrassing that it hadn’t completely sunken in before. When it comes to the future, we are now responsible for the change we want.
My husband is an educator. Every day he goes to work and shapes minds; he teaches his students how to think differently, understand the world around them and to get to know our country’s past so they can contribute to a better future. The last thing that should be on his mind is what the escape and lockdown plan for the school is in the event of an active shooter. As a parent, the last thing that should be on my mind when J is ready to go to school is if he knows the escape and lockdown plan.
Today I’m participating in the March For Our Lives event to demand action. For a country with access to so much, it is unfathomable that we have been unable to do more to address this epidemic. If this event and the others around the country can highlight to our leaders that we are not willing to sit back and watch tragedy strike again then it is one step in the right direction.