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Tragedy Unites Foes

Posted on the 25 January 2012 by Rusty @russellpurkiss

I just watched the resignation of Gabriella Giffords from the Senate this morning and the number of outpourings of support and love that were shared at the senateTragedy Unites Foes floor by both sides of the aisle.  I can’t express how nice it felt to see these politicians who are for the most part divided on issues, unite and show us their human side, albeit for a moment, to give Gabby the send off that she deserved.

I can remember as if it were yesterday the day that the shootings happened in Arizona and the heart-break that I felt for the families of those who had lost their lives that day.  It has amazed me throughout this year of how well Gabby has recovered from the potentially fatal shot to her head.  I can’t help but feel that Gabby must be a very special person and that she is still needed here on earth to fulfill a purpose.

Today, on the day of her resignation, she seems to have brought about a sense of camaraderie within the senate and the country in general.  It is election year, and things tend to get pretty nasty and just plain unpleasant.  I don’t enjoy this time when so many rhetoric is thrown around to place doubt on the other parties and candidates.  So many unfounded “facts” to mislead the country.  Gabby’s beautiful smile, so simple, so pure touched the hearts of everyone on each side of the political aisle and helped us see what we really want in our hearts.  We want, we need we desire peace, unity and recovery from many years of war and economical woes.  We can nay obtain this if we hold dear to this very spirit that we were given a glimpse of today through Gabby.

I don’t know about you, but I was touched today, and I pray that we can continue with this spirit of unity!

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