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I wrote a post almost a year ago… The title of the post was “Time to Stand Up and STOP the Madness” It really stopped me in my tracks at the time. You see, I guess I never realized the depth of the problem. Bullying IS a problem, that continues today. The fact that today as I type this, the statistics are unacceptable.
I asked one of Ashlynn Conner’s relatives to write for me, partly because I wanted to put her story out there, partly to help ease the pain that they all still feel to this day. November 11, 2011, Ashlynn Conner took her own life due to bullying. This is one of her relatives, Kaylee Jo Hughes story…. Thank you to Kaylee for writing and also Thank you for Sharing…
Many of you seen it on the news. We know the story reached across the nation and to parts of Europe even. A few heard the rumors. So little of you know the pain. I’m here today to share the truth. It softens my hard exterior to repeat this story. Yet I am aware that it is something I must continue to do. The message needs to be kept alive. This is a pain I would wish on no other.
This is the Farmer and Momma, it’s been a few years. They were aboard the QEII for a cruise. They actually cruised on the QEII twice. The first trip included Tenerife (Canary Islands) and Madeira, Portugal. The second trip was to Lisbon, Portugal and Vigo, Spain. They really enjoyed their trips, and Momma still hugs Mr. Bear, who was acquired on one of the trips.
They left England out of Southampton. That leads me into the Titanic, whose anniversary starts this evening at 10:45pm. The Unsinkable ship that sank. 1,514 people perished that evening. I have been fascinated with the history and such for a long time. Also to the youth of today, YES, it was a REAL LIFE event, and NOT just a movie.
Apparently by all I’ve read, there is to be an auction of some of the artifacts that have been recovered from the ship. I find this sad in a way, monetary gain over a tragedy To read about some of the survivor’s stories, this is something they lived with their whole life. To be a part of that type of tragedy must be at some level horrific.
Cruising on a ship today has improved so much from back then, Yes, when the Electrician and I went on our cruise, I had thoughts that something terrible would happen. But it didn’t.
A 10 year old killed herself because she saw no way out of a situation. To me that is just down right sad, at 10 years old I was playing with my friends and didn’t have a care in the world….so I ask you… Stand Up…
I am borrowing the words of my friend Trish: What a sad, sad day it is to have to mourn one of our youths. We, as adults, need to lead by example so that children do not learn how to be cruel. Parents, friends, neighbors and educators must all work together to combat bullying. Schools cannot do it alone, parents need all the support they can get…we must empower our youth with respect for themselves and others as well as instill the importance of kindness! STAND UP against bullying!