Memorial Day is a U.S. federal holiday. It is meant for mourning American military personnel who died while serving in the United States armed forces. But today, I want to mourn and remember, as well, all those who have lost their lives to the senseless and cruel shootings plaguing our country. I really don’t want to accept the disappointment and anger I feel for those who have perpetrated these horrible deeds. Like Martin Luther King, Jr., himself the victim of gun violence, I am trying to remain hopeful that our country’s citizens can heal, and our government will make some laws to curtail the sale of weapons to those harboring hatred in their hearts.
As you celebrate the holiday today, please say a prayer for those who have fought and died for our country as well as the innocent individuals who suffered and died needlessly.
Sparks is the creation of Annie from McGuffy’s Reader. Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend. Annie stated when she began Sparks, “I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world.”
Misty May is participating in the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. Click on the Awww badge to do the same.
The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky
Our two fun-loving tabbies, Periwinkle and Stinky, will be heading off on their next adventure tomorrow. These two youngsters have a terrific time when they’re together and love taking you along with them. So please join them at Friends Furever on Tuesday!