Here I am starting a blog post. I am trying something new beyond my comfort zone. I have become so use to writing on my Facebook page. I wonder now if people will read my posts this way. I wonder how I will post it. Will my friends comment? I just don’t want my posts to scroll away like they have been. There seems to be so many different kinds of things to post about. Especially today. I don’t know where to start…
My heart goes out to the family of Jessica Laney who lost their precious daughter on Sunday to cyberbullying. We all offer our sincere condolences but I, as a mother who has recently lost my own daughter to a similar tragedy, feel the pain that this family is now suffering. Both the anger and the heartbreak. I would like very much to reach out to this family but not sure how and if I can. I do recall back in October when I had so many people contacting me with their messages. I am still getting messages but not as many. I wondered how they got my contact information. I guess if you dig hard enough, it’s easy to get. I feel for the family right now and how many media requests they may be getting when at a time like this, they would like some privacy to gather their thoughts and think about their child. I personally stayed away from the majority of requests because I wanted the privacy. I only say majority because I did choose one media outlet to converse with and they did a great job reporting and advising me. I wonder if by the end of the week on ABC Nightly or NBC Dateline there will be stories about Jessica. One of the networks tried to reach me, and even sent flowers to my house. Then arrived on my doorstep the next day. Imagine that. I reflect back now and think, I could never have done a ‘normalized’ interview back then. There was too much raw emotion, sadness, anger, etc. But I guess that is what the media wants. Not to say that it is better now. I still cry when interviewed. Certain thoughts and words trigger a storm of tears. The media reporters understand and wait for my tears to finish before continuing any of the interviews. CBC News (Gloria M) was at my house doing a follow up interview from the one that was done 3 weeks ago. It went well. Video footage was shot of my Christmas tree with all the snowflake ornaments. I must take pictures of it. I also got another pair of snowflake earrings from MZ on Sunday. Absolutely gorgeous. I will post more pics tomorrow.
If you haven’t had the chance, click on the FB link I put up with the blog post from the superintendent of schools for SD43. Very well written and thoughtful. I love it and am so proud to work there.
Here’s a giggle. I have had so many FB friends tell me to go to bed in the last 30 minutes. Wonder why??? I guess I should say ‘night’. Guess what … I have the whole day to run errands, sleep in, have coffee whenever I want. My lunch date cancelled (which I am sad about) but it leaves me with a Carol day which I HAVE NOT had at all in the past 9 weeks.
Love you all. Niters and big hugz. Miss you Princess Snowflake so much. Love you my boy child. Love you lots too my big teddy bear (who snores). xoxo aka Mommy Snowflake aka Momma Bear aka Plain Ol’ Me