I don’t know about you, but a tragedy takes on a whole new meaning when it involves children. I’m not sure I felt it to the magnitude I do now that I’m a mother. I was a teacher many moons ago and I often wonder if I would have had the courage that the teachers in Oklahoma City and other schools that have faced disaster have shown. These teachers are mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, friends – they all had loved ones that count on them and look to them for support in their lives. Yet, they put their students’ lives before their own. That is truly amazing to me.
I hope that there never comes a day where I have to be put to the test like that. There is no one to blame for acts like this tornado, but there is everyone to praise for the heroes that come out to help.
If you are looking to help, consider making a donation to the Red Cross. They are delivering hot meals throughout the affected areas. The Red Cross is also working to link loved ones in Moore who are OK through a website called Safe and Well. Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, donate online, or donate by phone at 1-800-RED CROSS.
Just think about your favorite teacher today and I’m guessing she or he would have done the same thing for you as those amazing teachers and workers did in Moore. I simply want to say thank you.7 Comments