This morning was a real shocker for me.Â The last I checked, 12 people were reported dead as a result of the mass shooting in the Colorado movie theater.Â 71 were reported as injured.Â Tragic…Â
As I transitioned into my daily routine of breathing, praying, breathing, meditating, breathing and praying, I thanked God for my life.Â I thanked him for protecting me from dangers seen and unseen.Â I thanked him for keeping me, even when I didn’t know I needed to be kept.Â I thanked him for protecting my friends, family and relatives.Â I just thanked him…
After getting my head in the game for the day, I glanced down at my phone and saw my screen saver.Â It’s one of my favorite pictures.Â It says so much with no intent.
It’s my two-year-old great-niece, Kay, taking flowers from my mom’s grave.Â Every time she visits she says, “G.G.” and takes a flower.Â I guess that’s her way of remembering.
After I glanced down at the picture, I embraced the importance of giving people their flowers while they are living.Â Some parent, husband, wife … was waiting for their loved one to return from the movies last night and they didn’t.. they won’t…Â
I then wondered what that last conversation was like … if there was a conversation…
Last week I was blessed to celebrate another birthday in the land of the living.Â It was my second birthday without my mom here and it’s still different…Â But today, although I’m sad that my mom is gone, I’m more happy in knowing that I gave her flowers while she was living.
Jessica Redfield, was one of the innocent moviegoers killed last night.Â Her bio on her blog profile reads:
I specialize in sports media and snark. Not your typical sarcastic feisty redhead attempting to perfect the trifecta of class, sass, and crass. Yankee born, Texas raised, Colorado blooming. Follow me on twitter: www.twitter.com/jessicaredfield
@jessespector MOVIE DOESN’T START FOR 20 MINUTES
— Jessica Redfield (@JessicaRedfield) July 20, 2012
Â Unfortunately she is no longer able to blossom due to senseless crime…Â