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School is for education of the mind. Church is for education of the soul. Home is for parents to do their job ….

People keep saying if God was “allowed” in schools this would not have happen. With each school shooting that has happen this is what I hear most. Now, before I go any further I would just like to point out that I believe in God. I pray. I just may not believe the same way others do or I just may not practice my spirituality the way others do. Just wanted to put that out there before I get on with this blog post. Now, back to my opening sentence. I hear people say that and I can’t help but to think, just shut up. I can’t help myself. I don’t want to say that to be mean but come on!! It seems like to me if someone wants God in school then teach your child how to pray. Teach your child your beliefs. And trust me, he is there. God is everywhere. PERIOD. Saying he is not “ALLOWED” just boils my blood. Just because schools no longer open with a prayer does not mean God is not there. Just because prayer is not used at graduation, does not mean he is not there. Stop blaming everything on everyone else and take some freaking responsibility  School is for education of the mind. Church is for education of the soul. Home is for parents to do their job and teach kids right from wrong, show them love and to help bring everything together to make them a whole. And then there is the gun control battle that is brought up. Well let’s see. YES there needs to be better gun control in this country. Should guns be completely outlawed? well no. But there should be more extensive criteria done before handing over a gun. I will go as far as saying there should be a mental eval before issuing a gun. You think I’m crazy? Tell that to the parents of the ones who lost their lives last week at the hands of a crazy monster. Now, when I say home is for parents to do their job. This also means on a medical level as well. If you notice your child, no matter what age, not acting quite right. Seek help. Ask your medical dr for opinions, referrals to a psych dr for an eval. If your the parent of a teen/preteen … ask questions. Get nosy  Know where your kids are, know who they are with. Know what they are doing. Don’t be afraid of making them mad. Don’t be afraid of not giving them their space. Be a parent. Also, since this may sound otherwise,  I do not blame parents for these things that has happen this past week. I do think parents should do their jobs but that is just a preventive measure, just like more gun control is. No one but themselves can ultimately be in charge of one’s actions. Not parents, not media, not praying before school, not dr’s.. but that individual who one day decides to kill people. So instead of placing blame on society, religion, parents,etc. Blame the monsters that do this crazy stuff. Get behind those trying to enforce the preventive measures. Teach your children right. And then for heaven’s sake, BE HUMAN!! Try and help those going through tragedy. Even if it is by saying a prayer, sending good vibes, posting pictures in memory. Whatever you can do. Focus on those who lost their lives and the ones they left behind. Stop turning everything into a fight/ discussion battle over what part of society caused this. Fussing on facebook or twitter will not change anything. Let your voice be heard where it counts. You say we need better gun control, put your voice behind that with the those in charge of helping us make that happen. You want God in school, put your voice behind that by teaching your children to pray and witness to others. The best witness is allowing others to see God in you. And let me tell you, most “Christians” on my facebook have done nothing but show the opposite. Actions indeed speak louder than words. You want the media to stop “glorifying” the killers that do this, put your voice behind that. Get involved in what you want changed. I know I do. Phone calls, emails, voting  conversations with my children, praying, etc. This horrible world will not change over night. And we may not understand what happens in it, or agree with each other. But, we can be compassionate with each other. Respectful with each other. And each of us can do our part.

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September 21st, 2012 - Bottom Lounge, Chicago
best day ever with my best friends & best band ever.
having SafetySuit know who i was before i said a word to them was just incredible. i was sobbing my face off when Doug & Tate walked out of the tourbus right at us. & then Doug pointed to me & said my name, & i was on the ground, in tears. he kept hugging me & making sure i was okay, omg i was more than okay. i was so overwhelmed finally meeting the guys that saved my life, the ones i listen to every day, the ones that know me so well & help me get through each day. they even knew that i’ve been meaning to meet them for over four years. Doug said “it’s been a long time comin’, & we finally meet.” a;sldkjfl; i was seriously all over the place with my emotions. he said he would tell Chico to make us first priority, then told us to go to McDonald’s to get warm & eat something, but i couldn’t even eat. the whole day was perfect. they loved  the shirts we were wearing, & Doug even wore the shirt i designed & Caleb printed for him omg, it was perfect. he looked so happy to wear it & show us. they were all so sweet to me, & during the show, Doug was in my face a lot. hahhaa, i loved it. & during “Staring At It”, he points & winks right into my camera. i nearly died all over again, but then during “The Moment”, he took my camera onstage. & since he accidentally stopped recording, he took pictures of Brad, Jeremy, & Tate, then laid down on the stage to get a picture with me. i couldn’t actually believe that happened, but i was so happy. sufsdlkj f ugh, i could talk about that day forever, but you’d probably get bored of it. seriously though, SafetySuit is my heart. the fact that i’ve waited over four years to finally meet them, then have them treat me so kindly & special made that whole wait worth while. i hope i see them again someday<3
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never-st0p-tryin:

September 21st, 2012 - Bottom Lounge, Chicago
best day ever with my best friends & best band ever.
having SafetySuit know who i was before i said a word to them was just incredible. i was sobbing my face off when Doug & Tate walked out of the tourbus right at us. & then Doug pointed to me & said my name, & i was on the ground, in tears. he kept hugging me & making sure i was okay, omg i was more than okay. i was so overwhelmed finally meeting the guys that saved my life, the ones i listen to every day, the ones that know me so well & help me get through each day. they even knew that i’ve been meaning to meet them for over four years. Doug said “it’s been a long time comin’, & we finally meet.” a;sldkjfl; i was seriously all over the place with my emotions. he said he would tell Chico to make us first priority, then told us to go to McDonald’s to get warm & eat something, but i couldn’t even eat. the whole day was perfect. they loved  the shirts we were wearing, & Doug even wore the shirt i designed & Caleb printed for him omg, it was perfect. he looked so happy to wear it & show us. they were all so sweet to me, & during the show, Doug was in my face a lot. hahhaa, i loved it. & during “Staring At It”, he points & winks right into my camera. i nearly died all over again, but then during “The Moment”, he took my camera onstage. & since he accidentally stopped recording, he took pictures of Brad, Jeremy, & Tate, then laid down on the stage to get a picture with me. i couldn’t actually believe that happened, but i was so happy. sufsdlkj f ugh, i could talk about that day forever, but you’d probably get bored of it. seriously though, SafetySuit is my heart. the fact that i’ve waited over four years to finally meet them, then have them treat me so kindly & special made that whole wait worth while. i hope i see them again someday<3
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never-st0p-tryin:

September 21st, 2012 - Bottom Lounge, Chicago
best day ever with my best friends & best band ever.
having SafetySuit know who i was before i said a word to them was just incredible. i was sobbing my face off when Doug & Tate walked out of the tourbus right at us. & then Doug pointed to me & said my name, & i was on the ground, in tears. he kept hugging me & making sure i was okay, omg i was more than okay. i was so overwhelmed finally meeting the guys that saved my life, the ones i listen to every day, the ones that know me so well & help me get through each day. they even knew that i’ve been meaning to meet them for over four years. Doug said “it’s been a long time comin’, & we finally meet.” a;sldkjfl; i was seriously all over the place with my emotions. he said he would tell Chico to make us first priority, then told us to go to McDonald’s to get warm & eat something, but i couldn’t even eat. the whole day was perfect. they loved  the shirts we were wearing, & Doug even wore the shirt i designed & Caleb printed for him omg, it was perfect. he looked so happy to wear it & show us. they were all so sweet to me, & during the show, Doug was in my face a lot. hahhaa, i loved it. & during “Staring At It”, he points & winks right into my camera. i nearly died all over again, but then during “The Moment”, he took my camera onstage. & since he accidentally stopped recording, he took pictures of Brad, Jeremy, & Tate, then laid down on the stage to get a picture with me. i couldn’t actually believe that happened, but i was so happy. sufsdlkj f ugh, i could talk about that day forever, but you’d probably get bored of it. seriously though, SafetySuit is my heart. the fact that i’ve waited over four years to finally meet them, then have them treat me so kindly & special made that whole wait worth while. i hope i see them again someday<3
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never-st0p-tryin:

September 21st, 2012 - Bottom Lounge, Chicago
best day ever with my best friends & best band ever.
having SafetySuit know who i was before i said a word to them was just incredible. i was sobbing my face off when Doug & Tate walked out of the tourbus right at us. & then Doug pointed to me & said my name, & i was on the ground, in tears. he kept hugging me & making sure i was okay, omg i was more than okay. i was so overwhelmed finally meeting the guys that saved my life, the ones i listen to every day, the ones that know me so well & help me get through each day. they even knew that i’ve been meaning to meet them for over four years. Doug said “it’s been a long time comin’, & we finally meet.” a;sldkjfl; i was seriously all over the place with my emotions. he said he would tell Chico to make us first priority, then told us to go to McDonald’s to get warm & eat something, but i couldn’t even eat. the whole day was perfect. they loved  the shirts we were wearing, & Doug even wore the shirt i designed & Caleb printed for him omg, it was perfect. he looked so happy to wear it & show us. they were all so sweet to me, & during the show, Doug was in my face a lot. hahhaa, i loved it. & during “Staring At It”, he points & winks right into my camera. i nearly died all over again, but then during “The Moment”, he took my camera onstage. & since he accidentally stopped recording, he took pictures of Brad, Jeremy, & Tate, then laid down on the stage to get a picture with me. i couldn’t actually believe that happened, but i was so happy. sufsdlkj f ugh, i could talk about that day forever, but you’d probably get bored of it. seriously though, SafetySuit is my heart. the fact that i’ve waited over four years to finally meet them, then have them treat me so kindly & special made that whole wait worth while. i hope i see them again someday<3
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never-st0p-tryin:

September 21st, 2012 - Bottom Lounge, Chicago
best day ever with my best friends & best band ever.
having SafetySuit know who i was before i said a word to them was just incredible. i was sobbing my face off when Doug & Tate walked out of the tourbus right at us. & then Doug pointed to me & said my name, & i was on the ground, in tears. he kept hugging me & making sure i was okay, omg i was more than okay. i was so overwhelmed finally meeting the guys that saved my life, the ones i listen to every day, the ones that know me so well & help me get through each day. they even knew that i’ve been meaning to meet them for over four years. Doug said “it’s been a long time comin’, & we finally meet.” a;sldkjfl; i was seriously all over the place with my emotions. he said he would tell Chico to make us first priority, then told us to go to McDonald’s to get warm & eat something, but i couldn’t even eat. the whole day was perfect. they loved  the shirts we were wearing, & Doug even wore the shirt i designed & Caleb printed for him omg, it was perfect. he looked so happy to wear it & show us. they were all so sweet to me, & during the show, Doug was in my face a lot. hahhaa, i loved it. & during “Staring At It”, he points & winks right into my camera. i nearly died all over again, but then during “The Moment”, he took my camera onstage. & since he accidentally stopped recording, he took pictures of Brad, Jeremy, & Tate, then laid down on the stage to get a picture with me. i couldn’t actually believe that happened, but i was so happy. sufsdlkj f ugh, i could talk about that day forever, but you’d probably get bored of it. seriously though, SafetySuit is my heart. the fact that i’ve waited over four years to finally meet them, then have them treat me so kindly & special made that whole wait worth while. i hope i see them again someday<3
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never-st0p-tryin:

September 21st, 2012 - Bottom Lounge, Chicago
best day ever with my best friends & best band ever.
having SafetySuit know who i was before i said a word to them was just incredible. i was sobbing my face off when Doug & Tate walked out of the tourbus right at us. & then Doug pointed to me & said my name, & i was on the ground, in tears. he kept hugging me & making sure i was okay, omg i was more than okay. i was so overwhelmed finally meeting the guys that saved my life, the ones i listen to every day, the ones that know me so well & help me get through each day. they even knew that i’ve been meaning to meet them for over four years. Doug said “it’s been a long time comin’, & we finally meet.” a;sldkjfl; i was seriously all over the place with my emotions. he said he would tell Chico to make us first priority, then told us to go to McDonald’s to get warm & eat something, but i couldn’t even eat. the whole day was perfect. they loved  the shirts we were wearing, & Doug even wore the shirt i designed & Caleb printed for him omg, it was perfect. he looked so happy to wear it & show us. they were all so sweet to me, & during the show, Doug was in my face a lot. hahhaa, i loved it. & during “Staring At It”, he points & winks right into my camera. i nearly died all over again, but then during “The Moment”, he took my camera onstage. & since he accidentally stopped recording, he took pictures of Brad, Jeremy, & Tate, then laid down on the stage to get a picture with me. i couldn’t actually believe that happened, but i was so happy. sufsdlkj f ugh, i could talk about that day forever, but you’d probably get bored of it. seriously though, SafetySuit is my heart. the fact that i’ve waited over four years to finally meet them, then have them treat me so kindly & special made that whole wait worth while. i hope i see them again someday<3
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never-st0p-tryin:

September 21st, 2012 - Bottom Lounge, Chicago
best day ever with my best friends & best band ever.
having SafetySuit know who i was before i said a word to them was just incredible. i was sobbing my face off when Doug & Tate walked out of the tourbus right at us. & then Doug pointed to me & said my name, & i was on the ground, in tears. he kept hugging me & making sure i was okay, omg i was more than okay. i was so overwhelmed finally meeting the guys that saved my life, the ones i listen to every day, the ones that know me so well & help me get through each day. they even knew that i’ve been meaning to meet them for over four years. Doug said “it’s been a long time comin’, & we finally meet.” a;sldkjfl; i was seriously all over the place with my emotions. he said he would tell Chico to make us first priority, then told us to go to McDonald’s to get warm & eat something, but i couldn’t even eat. the whole day was perfect. they loved  the shirts we were wearing, & Doug even wore the shirt i designed & Caleb printed for him omg, it was perfect. he looked so happy to wear it & show us. they were all so sweet to me, & during the show, Doug was in my face a lot. hahhaa, i loved it. & during “Staring At It”, he points & winks right into my camera. i nearly died all over again, but then during “The Moment”, he took my camera onstage. & since he accidentally stopped recording, he took pictures of Brad, Jeremy, & Tate, then laid down on the stage to get a picture with me. i couldn’t actually believe that happened, but i was so happy. sufsdlkj f ugh, i could talk about that day forever, but you’d probably get bored of it. seriously though, SafetySuit is my heart. the fact that i’ve waited over four years to finally meet them, then have them treat me so kindly & special made that whole wait worth while. i hope i see them again someday<3
Zoom Info
never-st0p-tryin:

September 21st, 2012 - Bottom Lounge, Chicago
best day ever with my best friends & best band ever.
having SafetySuit know who i was before i said a word to them was just incredible. i was sobbing my face off when Doug & Tate walked out of the tourbus right at us. & then Doug pointed to me & said my name, & i was on the ground, in tears. he kept hugging me & making sure i was okay, omg i was more than okay. i was so overwhelmed finally meeting the guys that saved my life, the ones i listen to every day, the ones that know me so well & help me get through each day. they even knew that i’ve been meaning to meet them for over four years. Doug said “it’s been a long time comin’, & we finally meet.” a;sldkjfl; i was seriously all over the place with my emotions. he said he would tell Chico to make us first priority, then told us to go to McDonald’s to get warm & eat something, but i couldn’t even eat. the whole day was perfect. they loved  the shirts we were wearing, & Doug even wore the shirt i designed & Caleb printed for him omg, it was perfect. he looked so happy to wear it & show us. they were all so sweet to me, & during the show, Doug was in my face a lot. hahhaa, i loved it. & during “Staring At It”, he points & winks right into my camera. i nearly died all over again, but then during “The Moment”, he took my camera onstage. & since he accidentally stopped recording, he took pictures of Brad, Jeremy, & Tate, then laid down on the stage to get a picture with me. i couldn’t actually believe that happened, but i was so happy. sufsdlkj f ugh, i could talk about that day forever, but you’d probably get bored of it. seriously though, SafetySuit is my heart. the fact that i’ve waited over four years to finally meet them, then have them treat me so kindly & special made that whole wait worth while. i hope i see them again someday<3
Zoom Info

never-st0p-tryin:

September 21st, 2012 - Bottom Lounge, Chicago

best day ever with my best friends & best band ever.

having SafetySuit know who i was before i said a word to them was just incredible. i was sobbing my face off when Doug & Tate walked out of the tourbus right at us. & then Doug pointed to me & said my name, & i was on the ground, in tears. he kept hugging me & making sure i was okay, omg i was more than okay. i was so overwhelmed finally meeting the guys that saved my life, the ones i listen to every day, the ones that know me so well & help me get through each day. they even knew that i’ve been meaning to meet them for over four years. Doug said “it’s been a long time comin’, & we finally meet.” a;sldkjfl; i was seriously all over the place with my emotions. he said he would tell Chico to make us first priority, then told us to go to McDonald’s to get warm & eat something, but i couldn’t even eat. the whole day was perfect. they loved  the shirts we were wearing, & Doug even wore the shirt i designed & Caleb printed for him omg, it was perfect. he looked so happy to wear it & show us. they were all so sweet to me, & during the show, Doug was in my face a lot. hahhaa, i loved it. & during “Staring At It”, he points & winks right into my camera. i nearly died all over again, but then during “The Moment”, he took my camera onstage. & since he accidentally stopped recording, he took pictures of Brad, Jeremy, & Tate, then laid down on the stage to get a picture with me. i couldn’t actually believe that happened, but i was so happy. sufsdlkj f ugh, i could talk about that day forever, but you’d probably get bored of it. seriously though, SafetySuit is my heart. the fact that i’ve waited over four years to finally meet them, then have them treat me so kindly & special made that whole wait worth while. i hope i see them again someday<3

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