but there is no word for the parents who lose a child.”
― Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
As a child, we drilled for earthquakes and fires. Now children know the words ‘Code Red’ and can recite lock down procedures and know where the ‘safe places’ are in case they are separated from their class. They understand phrases like ‘Run. Hide. Fight.” They flee in terror and then have media cameras in their faces as they describe what it was like to step over the bodies of fallen friends. And we’re embarrassed by a distraught mother on television, who vocalizes her angst, despair, and anger as she made funeral arrangements for the 14-year old daughter she will never see again.
Put down your politics for long enough to mourn. To grieve at the loss of life and innocence. To understand the senseless violence that is all to commonplace should not be our new norm. This isn’t about your rights. Would you be touting your rights if it were your loss, and not a stranger’s? Let our politics not separate us, but bring us together to contest the violence. Let us all hold on to hope.
― C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
Layer 1: Basic Black 5 1/8 ” x 3 7/8″
Layer 2: Powder Pink 5″ x 3 3/4″, embossed with Petal Pair Textured Embossing folder
Layer 3: Basic Black Layered Scalloped Oval
Layer 4: Powder Pink Stitched Shape Oval
- Stamp sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink onto Layer 4. Adhere to Layer 3.
- Adhere layers 1 & 2. Wrap Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon around the left hand side. Knot and tie a bow. Add layer to base.
- Add ovals with dimensionals and finish with 3 small Basic Pearls, following the shape of the oval.