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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Day 273: Simon Tacos

Tonight dinner was Simon Tacos. These delicious tacos designed by hubby Brian have brought much joy to our family for years. It was college boy Brandon's last night in town.... he heads back to school tomorrow after a very long winter break. Why do they give college students so much time off?

After baseball games all morning for teenagers Harrison & Spencer, we headed home where the boys had friends over and lots of basketball was played. A full day for sure.

Maybe it's just me, but I keep thinking about the young man (only 22 years old) who just one week ago today shot all those innocent people in Arizona at a political gathering in front of a supermarket. After reading extensively about this boy and his family, I don't imagine his parents ever experienced much nacaous (kvelling, joy, happiness) from their son. I doubt there were baseball games or backyard basketball games, or many family Simon taco nights.

I can't imagine having children that are so troubled that this type of violence occurs. I really can't. My heart has broken a thousand times over for the shooting victims, the injured, the community, the nation. Just a senseless crime. But isn't all crime senseless?

Sure there is plenty of blame to go around. Plenty of warning signs that this young man was troubled and in need of mental health services. How did his parents not know is what many are asking. We may never know the answer to this question.

So tonight while I hung with the boys I thought, be grateful they are mentally and physically healthy tonight.


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