6 10/15/2012 relationships Loss

Dear Amanda

Today I watched your video

I cried for you.
So many times I am amazed at the human spirit and human kindness.
Today I am ashamed to be part of the human race.
I don’t know where evil comes from or where cruelty like this grows. It is almost impossible to believe that people can be this way.
Your mistakes were human. We all want to be loved. We all want to be beautiful. We all need attention.
I wish I could have reached out to you and told you you were beautiful and helped you.
I am so sorry. Your pain was unbearable.
  • Sara

    I’m so scared for what’s ahead… I get scared when I think backwards and if social media had existed back when I was a teen – it would have changed me and not for the better. I”m afraid of what’s ahead – and how we protect our kids.

  • Leslie

    This is exactly why we all struggle with decision of letting go and saying yes to facebook and other forms of social media our children beg to be part of. The loss of control is overwhelming and the consequence to hard and heavy for our young, innocent children. The reality is sooo painful, and unacceptable.

  • Nancy

    exactly Julie. And this is why we can cheer for the soccer goal and the A+ but really feeling good in one’s skin is the only thing that will bring peace and the only thing truly to cheer for and support in our children

  • Nancy

    yes the freedom to err
    all of my precious lessons have come from that!
    Thank you Patti.

  • Patti

    Nancy, when I read your post this morning I was reminded of a Mahatma Gandhi quote I came across recently that read “Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.” Bullying, hatred, judgment has taken on a whole new level & intensity with social media. I’m sorry that another young life had to end this way to bring attention to this critical issue.

  • Julie

    worst fear for my girls, right there.

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