Friday, September 17, 2010

Birthdays and Murder

I was driving home listening to MPR and they were talking about something you may have already heard about.
We all know about the violence in Mexico due to the drug cartels, but this particular story brought a lump to my throat.
Fifteen people were killed at a birthday party, four of them were on a high school American football team.
Their coach is very enthusiastic about American football. He feels it keeps the young men busy, teaches them responsibility and keeps them in school where they'll have a chance to get an education and better themselves. The team even does community service.
After the shooting the coach was afraid that no one would go out for football, but the young men turned out in record numbers.
The parents of the young players who were killed continued to come to the games to support the team. One of the father's, whose son was slain, now cheers even louder. And his reason for this.... 'So my son will hear me in heaven.'

1 comment:

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Oh my gosh, this is so sad and so touching.