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Not cool

After a week�s worth of rain, the sun peeked through the clouds for a few minutes late Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 ... just long enough to give Alamogordo, N.M., residents a stunning view of low-hanging clouds drapping the Sacramento Mountains and topped with a rainbow. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Santa Teresa, N.M.,said Friday that Alamogordo received between 2.5 to 3 inches of rain since Monday -- an unusually high rainfall total given the desert climate of the area. (Michael Johnson / Alamogordo Daily News)
After a week�s worth of rain, the sun peeked through the clouds for a few minutes late Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 ... just long enough to give Alamogordo, N.M., residents a stunning view of low-hanging clouds drapping the Sacramento Mountains and topped with a rainbow. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Santa Teresa, N.M.,said Friday that Alamogordo received between 2.5 to 3 inches of rain since Monday -- an unusually high rainfall total given the desert climate of the area. (Michael Johnson / Alamogordo Daily News)

“It’s not really cool to not have anybody,” said 15-year-old Davion Only, the teen who went before a Florida church congregation asking for a family. No child – anywhere, at any time, for any reason - should have to ask for a family, to ask for love, acceptance and safety.

Davion’s courageous plea illustrates the need in our country to transform our priorities. While we flock to sporting events and shopping malls, seeking entertainment and stuff, flocks of children in the United States – an estimated 400,000+ -  wait for what many of us have had all our lives: a family, a home, a bed that is ours and knowing we are loved –always.

May Davion soon have a family, a place of his own in a new home, in hearts that love him forever. That would be cool.

(S-R archive photo)




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