This touches my heart so closely because I too, am a survivor of violent crime. (home invasion-double homicide-story for another time) One of those poor souls left behind, wondering how to put life back together again. Get up the next day. Function. A victim of the media, the judicial system, and just plain old ignorance.
Please, please, keep these people in your thoughts and prayers, not just today, tomorrow, but always. Their lives are irrevocably changed. National Victims' Rights Week is held in April every year. Learn what you can do and I can't say enough about educating yourself about your state's laws. Be an advocate for survivors of violent crimes. You never know when it will affect your life or the life of someone you love.
Peace, love, and blessings to all our friends.
Pee Ess - Please forgive my faux pas of using Prancer Pie's blog for personal reasons, but they are near and dear to my heart. Now, here's an old gratuitous kitteh pic: