Congresswoman Lucy McBath (GA 6th District) has written a letter to her deceased son, Jordan Davis who was shot and killed in 2012 following an argument at a gas station in Florida about loud music.
Read her heart breaking and at the same time uplifting message to continue the fight against gun violence to her son below.
From Lucy McBath:
Today marks seven years after my son, Jordan, was shot for playing his music.
This is always the hardest day of the year for me. So this year, I want to share a letter I wrote to my son.
Seven years ago today, it was Black Friday in 2012. I was relaxing with our family at home after Thanksgiving.
That afternoon, you were headed to the mall to buy presents for your friends.
You and your friends were at a gas station, putting gas into your car.
Without warning, a man confronted you and opened fire. He shot 10 rounds into the car, and sped away.
I didn’t get to hug and kiss you goodbye. You were 17 years old. My heart is still broken.
In the aftermath of your death, I did not know how to deal with my grief.
I prayed for guidance to find a new path forward.
Then, I knew what I had to do. I knew what WE had to do.
We would fight to make sure no other families would have to suffer this pain.
Jordan, I want you to know I am working to carry out your legacy.
We thought you would one day fight for change -- and now, together, we are carrying out that vision.
Seven years later, you still inspire me every single day. I miss you. I love you so much.