It Happened

Yesterday my heart split because

the most horrible happened.  

It happened. It happened. 

Its happening still. 

Today and tomorrow my heart will break again.

because it happened . It happened. 

and now... 

Too much never will.  


Grief is hard enough to process when we lose loved ones who have lived long, full lives. I don't know how to heal the kind of wounds that are left from losing children. I won't look away from it though. I won't look away from that pain. I will feel it too. That kind of pain will crush you if the people around you don't help you carry it. 

Grief brings a dark gift, because it shakes us up enough to make change possible. I am shaken. It is time to grow. 

In memory of every child lost to the AR 15.  


Jes Raymond