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Home country: United States
Current location: Nokomis, FL, just south of Sarasota
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QUESTION... Is It Possible Or Is It A Good Idea...

To find some way to connect with TIME Magazine to feature Trayvon Martin's parents on it's front cover? Or any other magazine that carries this kind of weight? If this has been done already, then I missed it.

I'm a white mother/grandmother who lives in Florida and have watched these two parents who have been thrust upon the national stage because their child was MURDERED. I do not care if others here agree or disagree with my point of view, but I've come to admire them as true examples of what the bible might mean by "turning the other cheek." And to their other son who is a reflection of who they are, and the values they've set as an example for him and the world to see. To be sure, I do understand that Trayvon has made mistakes, but how many other parents can say their children are perfect? I know mine weren't and my husband and I have to come to their aid when they acted out in worse ways than Trayvon. Much worse, but they have learned and now have children of their own and have become good parents and better adults.

How they've handled this awful crisis with such grace and humility has touched me deeply, and I'm not sure I would be able to pull it together myself in any way close to them.

Then look to GZ's family and ask yourself if they've even come close to understanding their grief and what they've had to go through. Georgie's brother seems to be the spokesman for them, but he mostly talks about how hard it's been on THEM! Then of course there's the illustrious lawyer O'Mara who keeps fanning the flames of foment as he constantly talks about what an upstanding person GZ is with his courage and caring for his community and how much he cares about the plight of others. Why look, look at him coming to aid of a family in distress. It's just too much for me to take.

I know Trayvon's parents are out there speaking as activists for the injustice we see in this country today. I feel it would be a great tribute to them, and it would also show those gun touting NRA types who keep raising money on behalf of poor GZ that HE isn't the one who is worthy of praise and glory.

I don't know how or where to start with this, but it's something I would like to see happen. I'm just putting this out there right now and I may not be able to reply to comments right away as my 4 year old grandson will be here soon. I'm glad I have the opportunity to have him around, but 4 yr olds are full of energy and I'll try to keep up.

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