A text alert about a July 4 parade shooting sends his mind racing. Are the most mundane trips with the kids tragedies waiting to happen?
Life in America is not needing to explain to our kids what is meant by an active shooter or being in lockdown. It is a child’s quick, “I know.”
Another school shooting. We worry with fear now. Until we don’t. Until the news fades and the pressure of daily life washes it away. We go numb. And we wait.
Whit Honea believes the children are the future, and they can’t lead the way fast enough.
Put the shotguns and threats away, dads. Raising daughters well means that she’ll be able to handle herself on dates and with men in general.
I’m not protecting their innocence anymore. I’m opening the door wide-open to the violence of the world that they live in, and saying, “Thoughts?”