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    Default Parkland mother love letter to daughter killed by Republicans

    For me, it is more than that now. Last Valentine’s Day was the last time I saw you. You wore a black and white dress. Your long dark hair dangled. Your makeup looked just right. Of course, your white Converse sneakers protected your feet as you walked in to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.



    Valentine’s Day is now about memories. Today, like all days, I remember.

    I remember you weren’t looking forward to going to school that day. Like many 14 year old girls, you wanted a Valentine and were disappointed that you didn’t have one. High school love is magic. I was 14 once and those butterflies had whirled inside of me too.



    I wanted that for you.



    I remember the golden gift bag I gave you that morning. It held a pair of diamond earrings to make you feel pretty, a chocolate bar to make you smile, and hair ties so you wouldn’t ask for mine.



    I touched your ears, putting the stems of the earrings through your lobes. You said you were ready to go to school after that.

    You opened the car door.


    “I love you,” I said.


    “I love you, too,” you said.


    Valentine’s Day. The last time I saw you alive.

    ****

    A year has been a long time without you. So much has happened I want to tell you about.



    I watch your brothers miss you terribly. They want you to know they miss fighting with you. They say thank you for convincing dad to get unlimited WiFi.


    Dad fights for you every day. He’s your voice.


    Grammy has honored you and became a school safety activist.

    We got a dog! Her name is Roxy and she’s a soccer player, like you. She kicks the ball around the yard, but sometimes puts it in her mouth.



    And your soccer team...wow, what a group. They wear your number eight on their sleeves and have starting using it sideways to honor you. Infinity.


    Oh, and I found out about the time you jumped off a bridge down by the beach?!


    Alyssa, you jumped off a bridge?!

    ****

    There are things I do in your memory that I never thought I could or would ever do.



    See, a mother’s protective instincts don’t leave when we lose the ones we love. I talk to other moms who have lost children. We talk about you. We talk about their kids. But when we look into each other’s eyes, we see it.

    A fire.


    I ran for the school board. I won! I screamed on national TV—words of rage directed at the President! I started a non-profit called Make Our Schools Safe and there is a law named after you in New Jersey--Alyssa’s Law.

    Mothers know.



    Intuition prevails.



    Mine came as soon as someone told me there’d been a shooting at school.



    I knew you were gone.

    Rabbi Gutnick said, “Have faith, Lori.” I said, “No, you must start planning now.”



    You were with me.


    I knew it.



    We lost 14 students and three teachers. 17 beautiful people we, as a community, needed to bury. You were the first.

    The next day, Rabbi Gutnick presided and hundreds of people came from all over the country.


    If you remember from Bat Mitzvah classes, shivas last seven days when a loved one dies. In those seven days, I got so many hugs from people who loved you. From family.

    From people I’d never met. So many that I injured my neck. People, in a sense, loved me until it hurt.

    ****

    It’s Valentine’s Day.



    As I remember you, grief washes over me. But that grief emboldens me to fight for change.



    I wish I could take all the bullets for you.



    It’s been a year since I saw you.


    You, in that black and white dress, those Converse on your feet, and that smile. I’ll never forget that smile.



    It feels like yesterday.



    I just want you back.



    Love forever,

    Mom

    https://alyssa.dearworld.org/


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    STFU, bitch is my letter to her.

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    Evil Republicans love it when little girls are slain at school in their names by other right wing gun nut deranged tards.

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    This is so heart-breaking. I cannot even imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatOwlWoman View Post
    This is so heart-breaking. I cannot even imagine.
    And they won't do anything about it. Evil coward pols for evil lemming constituents.
    They refuse to do anything we want, especially on gun crime. No way a single Republican will read this.

    They know what total shitheaded inhuman jerks they are. They want to look away from what it is that they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatOwlWoman View Post
    This is so heart-breaking. I cannot even imagine.
    I couldn't even read that letter

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    Quote Originally Posted by reagansghost View Post
    I couldn't even read that letter
    Yes it's hard. I felt I owed it to the poor child to confront it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micawber View Post
    For me, it is more than that now. Last Valentine’s Day was the last time I saw you. You wore a black and white dress. Your long dark hair dangled. Your makeup looked just right. Of course, your white Converse sneakers protected your feet as you walked in to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.



    Valentine’s Day is now about memories. Today, like all days, I remember.

    I remember you weren’t looking forward to going to school that day. Like many 14 year old girls, you wanted a Valentine and were disappointed that you didn’t have one. High school love is magic. I was 14 once and those butterflies had whirled inside of me too.



    I wanted that for you.



    I remember the golden gift bag I gave you that morning. It held a pair of diamond earrings to make you feel pretty, a chocolate bar to make you smile, and hair ties so you wouldn’t ask for mine.



    I touched your ears, putting the stems of the earrings through your lobes. You said you were ready to go to school after that.

    You opened the car door.


    “I love you,” I said.


    “I love you, too,” you said.


    Valentine’s Day. The last time I saw you alive.

    ****

    A year has been a long time without you. So much has happened I want to tell you about.



    I watch your brothers miss you terribly. They want you to know they miss fighting with you. They say thank you for convincing dad to get unlimited WiFi.


    Dad fights for you every day. He’s your voice.


    Grammy has honored you and became a school safety activist.

    We got a dog! Her name is Roxy and she’s a soccer player, like you. She kicks the ball around the yard, but sometimes puts it in her mouth.



    And your soccer team...wow, what a group. They wear your number eight on their sleeves and have starting using it sideways to honor you. Infinity.


    Oh, and I found out about the time you jumped off a bridge down by the beach?!


    Alyssa, you jumped off a bridge?!

    ****

    There are things I do in your memory that I never thought I could or would ever do.



    See, a mother’s protective instincts don’t leave when we lose the ones we love. I talk to other moms who have lost children. We talk about you. We talk about their kids. But when we look into each other’s eyes, we see it.

    A fire.


    I ran for the school board. I won! I screamed on national TV—words of rage directed at the President! I started a non-profit called Make Our Schools Safe and there is a law named after you in New Jersey--Alyssa’s Law.

    Mothers know.



    Intuition prevails.



    Mine came as soon as someone told me there’d been a shooting at school.



    I knew you were gone.

    Rabbi Gutnick said, “Have faith, Lori.” I said, “No, you must start planning now.”



    You were with me.


    I knew it.



    We lost 14 students and three teachers. 17 beautiful people we, as a community, needed to bury. You were the first.

    The next day, Rabbi Gutnick presided and hundreds of people came from all over the country.


    If you remember from Bat Mitzvah classes, shivas last seven days when a loved one dies. In those seven days, I got so many hugs from people who loved you. From family.

    From people I’d never met. So many that I injured my neck. People, in a sense, loved me until it hurt.

    ****

    It’s Valentine’s Day.



    As I remember you, grief washes over me. But that grief emboldens me to fight for change.



    I wish I could take all the bullets for you.



    It’s been a year since I saw you.


    You, in that black and white dress, those Converse on your feet, and that smile. I’ll never forget that smile.



    It feels like yesterday.



    I just want you back.



    Love forever,

    Mom

    https://alyssa.dearworld.org/

    now Im dripping from the eyes

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    Quote Originally Posted by reagansghost View Post
    I couldn't even read that letter
    I saw it read on CNN and the mere reading brought me to tears. So tragic. Unimaginably so.

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    Oh silly!

    There is SUCH a SIMPLE SOLUTION.

    (besides building walls)

    We just need MORE GUNS!

    What could POSSIBLY go wrong?
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    What Republicans killed her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micawber View Post
    And they won't do anything about it. Evil coward pols for evil lemming constituents.
    They refuse to do anything we want, especially on gun crime. No way a single Republican will read this.

    They know what total shitheaded inhuman jerks they are. They want to look away from what it is that they do.
    So you will of course provide us with what law you would put in place that would prevent this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliTalker View Post
    Oh silly!

    There is SUCH a SIMPLE SOLUTION.

    (besides building walls)

    We just need MORE GUNS!

    What could POSSIBLY go wrong?
    yeah, imagine if instead of the criminals being the only ones with guns in a 'gun free zone', law abiding citizens also had them. Weird how these things happen in gun free zones so often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfreak View Post
    What Republicans killed her?
    ^Stupid and ignorant post of the day.

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