I have tried to start this post so many times. Nothing seems to be working.
Yesterday a woman walked her dog. Out the door she went with the dog. She closed the door behind her on the husband who serves his country faithfully each day. The door shut on the three kids they shared. Off she walked, down her own street, with her dog.
And a stupid drunk driver hit and killed her.
My hands shake with anger as I am typing, anger at another stupid senseless death that was 100% preventable.
COMPLETELY PREVENTABLE. If you drink, don’t drive. How many times does that have to be said?
Instead of wasting anger on a man who robbed a family of a wife and mother I want to do something positive.
I am a wife and a mother to 3 kids. I walked my dog yesterday morning. The neighborhood where this happened was about 20 minutes from mine and not too different.
My heart hurts thinking not of the kids and man who have to continue moving forward in life without her, but the moments She has been robbed of experiencing. As a mom I look forward to so many experiences with my family, moments from reading a book with my littlest and laughing to moments of tears as my eldest heads off to college one day. Moments of noticing my little boy resembles a little man…or not so little man. Finding glasses for my husband as he grows old with me.
This woman should not have had these times taken from her. No one should.
Today was supposed to be a post giggling and showing off a bit about the tutorial I created for Hapa. Hapa was released for purchase yesterday. I was super excited. I had plans to get You Dear Reader excited about it too.
In light of this senseless tragedy I just can’t post those. I don’t want to. What I want to do is fix everything for this family. I know the whole world is a wreck at moments, but this is happening here. And now I know about it. Moreover I feel compelled. For me not to respond would be wrong to my conscience.
This week all profits from the sale of Hapa will be donated to this family. It certainly falls short of fixing things. It is after all just a pattern.
It is what I can share. Hopefully it will help. As my neighbor tries to plan a bake sale/ bazaar to fundraise, I have this.
It isn’t what I intended for this pattern.
It is much more important.
I know the number of You Thoughtful Readers that see what I post. I know that You have the ability to share in different forums as well.
Today I ask that you do.
And share again tomorrow.
And the next.
So from Aug 19 – 26th your purchase makes a difference. A very small difference in the wake of a horrible thing.
I am going to be with my kids today. Thankful for my today. Wishing and saddened.
If you want to buy Hapa head here.
I unashamedly ask (beg?) for you to share this post on any and all social media.