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~REMEMBERING OUR OKLAHOMA FRIENDS AND FAMILY~

Remembering our friends and family in Oklahoma today.  On April 19, 1995, the Oklahoma Federal Building was bombed.

Just a bit of advice for young mothers across the country.  The news has been inundated with so many stories of tragedy in the past week.  When I was a child, the "news" was just something my grandfather watched  at 6:00 each evening, with one hand over his right ear because he was hard of hearing. 

Today there are  broadcasts, cell phone pictures, as well  internet stories and images available everywhere we go, 24 hours a day.  I remember as hard as I tried to shield my children from the news of terrible events when they were young, they were always affected by them.  Like clock work, I could see a sense of insecurity creep into their hearts anytime there was a big media story about sad event.  It would always prompt me to sit and talk with them, and let them know that they were safe.

My daughters were elementary school age when the Oklahoma City bombing took place.  I was the first parent to call the office and let them to turn on the news.  The secretary even had a family member that worked in the building, and was panic stricken.  It was so hard to keep the information from Jessica and Skylar.  They were smart cookies, and never missed a thing.  It was difficult to explain to them, since it was a topic in everyone's conversations, but I tried to turn them away from the media coverage as much as I possibly could.

I remember after the 911 attacks,  Forrest, who was in first grade at the time,   began having the teachers call me at least once a week  after complaining of  a stomach or head ache.  About a month after the awful event, his teacher called me into the classroom and showed me pictures that Forrest had been drawing.  Sketched out in pencil, in front of me, lay several drawings of two sky scrapers with a plane flying into them, and flames shooting out of the windows  I remember holding him tight as he  told me that he felt like something was going to happen to me.  That broke my heart. 

Children are so smart, but so innocent.  They get very confused when the world seems to turn upside down and senseless acts of violence occur.  Just remember to try to shield them, as much as possible, from the news coverage of these awful events.  Talk to them.  Let them know they are safe.  Say prayers with them,and  most of all hug them often.


                                                         OKLAHOMA CITY MEMORIAL

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