Today marks 8 years since my son Jordan was stolen from me.

Every year, I write a letter to my son. Read below - and remember there are still thousands of families in this country being torn apart every single day from gun violence.
To Jordan:

I miss you. It’s been eight years since I got to hug and kiss you.

I had no way to know that the last time I hugged you would be the last time I embraced you in this life.
You didn’t deserve to die that way, but our laws failed you, failed us and countless families like ours. I know the man who killed you was not raised the way I raised you.

But I decided not to be silent — to challenge the laws that failed us.
I know you’re looking down on me, & I pray I’m making you proud - taking on the work that I know you were meant to do, Jordan.

Can you believe I’m about to start my second term in Congress? This wasn’t in the cards or on any life plan that we had.
I know that you were not taken from us in vain eight years ago today. It cannot be that way.

Not a day goes by that I don’t think about you, but I take comfort knowing that one day I’ll get to hug you again and hear your voice and your laugh when I join you.
But until God decides that day has come, my promise to you is that I will continue to fight for you and your legacy. To make this world a safer place for families like ours.

Thank you for watching over me as my guardian, Jordan. I love you so much.

Forever, your mom,


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Today is my son Jordan’s 25th birthday. I often think about what I would say to him if he were still here with us.

This year, I wanted to share a message that I wrote to Jordan on what would have been his 25th birthday.
Dear Jordan,

Eight years ago, you were stolen from me. The last conversation we had seemed so normal. You told me how much you had enjoyed Thanksgiving, and that you loved being able to see your friends.

I had no idea that would be the last time I heard your voice.
I never got to kiss you goodbye. I never got to give you one final hug. We never celebrated your 18th or 21st birthday because you were stolen from me at just 17 years old.

Today would have been your 25th - and I still miss you every single day.
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A local GOP official said my son was killed in a "drug deal gone bad." He later said Jordan was murdered by one of his "thug friends."

Paul -- let me be clear: This is pathetic.

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After the murder of my son, I stood up to change the laws that failed my family.
Ever since I stood up and spoke out, I have been attacked relentlessly.

The new president of the NRA said I only won in 2018 because I’m a “minority woman.” Donald Trump Jr. attacked my character. And the National GOP harassed my elderly mother in law.…
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Today is an especially hard time for my family. In 2012 on Black Friday, my son Jordan was shot and killed.

I always spend this time of the year in deep reflection. I think about my son, my faith, and my family.

I recall my statement on the stand to my son's killer:

“There will be no graduation, daughter-in-law, or future generation for us. I too must be willing to forgive, and so I choose to forgive you for taking my son’s life. I pray that God has mercy on your soul.”
As each Black Friday goes by, I deeply mourn Jordan’s death.

But I take time to reflect on the process we have made.…
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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.

Dear Jordan:

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.

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