posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 08:15 AM
And what about those children in the picture? The ones that are still with us, that can't fully comprehend what has happened?
As a parent, I can tell you that there have been many times when I have been struck by tragedy and put on a brave face for my children. Children
deserve to feel love, security, protection, and yes, happiness even in the face of tragedy.
Lastly, not to mention the obvious, but when someone holds up a camera to take a picture it is generally an automatic reaction to smile. If you look
at the face of the woman to the right of Obama, you can tell she has been crying -- her face is all red and her eyes are puffy.
Why do people think it such a terrible thing to try and find some small bit of happiness even in the worst of times? It can be the difference between
spiraling into a deep, dark depression or instead trying to do something positive....such as setting up scholarship funds or working to prevent
another parent from experiencing such tragedy themselves.