I’ve been carrying this keychain for 12 years.
I know this because I bought this shortly after the Columbine school shootings.
The inscription reads “Yes, I believe in God.”
Cassie Bernall’s final words before she was shot to death.
This has been my one and only keychain for the last 12 years.
A regular reminder of a young girls courage in the face of life or death.
She was only 17 years old.
Cassie's story has remained with me all these years because of this keychain.
Now it's broken and my keychain feels strange.
It's missing a piece and all I have left is the word "Yes".
12 years after Columbine, after Cassie's brave stand.
I suppose it's time to move on.
"Yes" its time to get a new keychain.