Today I was feeling a little sorry for myself.
I had a lot happen this week.
Deaths seem to come and go a lot.
Sadness and sickness in my family comes and goes a lot.
My life is still undecided up in the air.
It is hard not knowing.
It is hard waiting.
It is hard.
Tonight by chance I ended up taking a break.
Tonight I tried to do what seventeen year olds do.
I saw a movie.
It seems innocent enough.
I took my mother and we saw a movie together.
It was supposed to be fun.
It wasn’t until we walked in that I realized where we were.
How could I be so absent minded to pick this theatre?
How could this place still exist?
Why didn’t Aurora tear it down?
I paused as we walked past the police in the movie theatre.
I paused as my mother made us sit close to an exit.
I paused when my mother instructed me to run for the exit if needed.
I paused and thought about those who sat before me in this theatre.
Now I would like to ask all of you to pause.
Take a moment and think of what you are thankful for.
I am thankful I am alive tonight.
I am thankful for all that God has given me.
My life has its ups and downs.
It has its death and sorrows.
It has life.
I realize life is worth living.
I realize life is worth fighting for.
I realize how lucky I am.
My hope is that you pause and realize too.
Life is worth living.
Live is worth fighting for.
Yes life has its ups and downs but that is what makes it special.
Live your life, every moment to the fullest.
This is my prayer for you my friends.
Live your lives.
I Thank God for you.
I Thank God for me.
I pray you heal.
I pray I heal.
I pray for the sun to shine and break through the darkness.
I pray that tomorrow will be the best day for you.
Sleep well my friends God is with thee.