Growing up, my father could not be there for me. I was lucky, however, to receive love and guidance from my grandfathers: Frank Little and Richard Grogan. Both passed away this year and the loss bares heavy this Christmas. It is nothing but human to reflect during the holidays on loved ones no longer here to celebrate.
Appreciation for this aspect of our humanity makes the pain suffered by Theresa Smith at the hands of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce apparent to conservatives and liberals alike. Ms. Smith lost her son, Caesar Ray Cruz, when he was fatally shot by Anaheim Police on December 11, 2009. Nobody can deny the heartache she must feel during the Christmas season. As such, we can all understand why Ms. Smith asks for our prayers and holds a candlelight vigil on each anniversary of her son’s death.