Another school shooting.
School shootings hit close to home because I have boys close to the shooters ages.
Shooters. Because there have been too many.
Recently, my middle son joined his high school on a walk out to stand against school shootings.
My alma mater was featured on the news as students protested school shootings.
We have another.
An entire school traumatized.
Families forever changed.
So much loss.
Too much loss.
Too much sorrow.
So much fear.
Will our school be next?
And this mama’s heart wants to hug her own boys and keep them sheltered from the horrors of the world. They’ve already experienced personal trauma, in their own lives.
Lives forever changed by trauma.
One word that will keep us stuck
kick us forward.
We’ve discussed mental health, gun control
We’ve prayed, we’ve cried, we’ve screamed at God
But what if there is something else we can do?
This is not to negate the very real grief and loss associated with horrific traumatic events.
However, the truth remains, our children and youth and US ADULTS TOO have forgotten who we are. We are unsure of our purpose!
Life is short. and WE need a solution!
What if we start declaring to our children who they are and WHO’S they are?
What if we stop focusing our prayers on the problem and
Start declaring solutions!
For too long we’ve been scared into silence
I’ve been scared to speak my mind
It’s time to make declarations over ourselves
Because THE TRUTH IS
WE HAVE THE SOLUTION
HIS NAME IS LOVE
AND WE are LOVE
And our CHILDREN are LOVE
AND we need to remind our children
EVERY TIME THEY LEAVE THE HOUSE
“Your name is LOVE!”
“Do you know who you are?!”
“Child of God. Speaker of Life. Believer in TRUTH. LIGHT. LAUGHTER. HEALER. JOY.”
Do YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE?!
Declare it with me!
I AM A Child of GOD.
I AM FAVORED.
I AM LOVE.
I AM Life.
I am my Father’s best idea!
I am creative, innovative, adored, honored.
I AM a mover and a shaker and I will use my influence to shake myself, my family, and my sphere of influence.
Do YOU know who YOU are?!
I AM called to declare life, love, freedom, healing to myself and my world.
Our words are powerful!
Let’s do this thang
*Today, lives are forever changed. My heart grieves for the parents and families hurting today and I am so very sorry for their loss.