Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Saturday my daughter and I will join thousands of others at Lake Hodges to finish the run that Chelsea King was kept from finishing. I am reminded of the Dylan Thomas poem, Rage Rage against the dying of the light. Chelsea's light will shine. We will take our anger and sorrow and despair, and do something positive. When you read Chelsea's story, you are taken with the knowledge that from a very young age she aspired to make a difference, never imagining how much of a difference her life would make. If we had a choice, or a rewind button, to take us back to change the course of that fateful day, to change the moment she decided to go for an afternoon run in the park, we would pay any price to do so. I know that every day our loved ones leave our lives through accidents and illnesses and it is hard. But to have a precious young life violently stolen from us by a monster is the most unjust and unimaginable pain. Chelsea has become the unwilling poster child for all the beautiful children who have been taken. From this moment on, I will live each day actively looking for a way to make a difference, because I still can. . .