Warning v depressing (death, murder): In 2007 when I was in grade school someone who I was close friends with was murdered by their father. She was 9, her name was Sarah Benoit, she died March 22nd. Every year I always do something that day to commemorate her loss and it’s usually the worst week of the year for me. Her father was a case in which everyone knew something wasn’t quite right? About him? And I remember people talking about it. But no one did anything. That seems to be a trend right now (and has been always), of violent men claiming the lives of others. I don’t know the solution (to the root of the issue) and don’t think anyone does. But, I wish everyone reading this who has experienced trauma at the hands of a man a peaceful year. It breaks my heart that gun control is so hotly contested. Sarah was not killed by a gun, but reports show that her father intimidated her mother from leaving him with the use of a hand gun. :( agh, even though this is incredibly sad I try to bring up Sarah every March. Life isn’t fair, and it’s hard to look at the brutality of it all sometimes, but she was a good friend and a person worth remembering. Sounds stupid but if you are in the practicing of praying shout her out sometime, Sarah Benoit.