I don’t know what to write today.
Nothing blog related seems important.
I can not get past what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary school this past Friday. I know there are SO MANY tragedies that happen on a daily basis throughout the United States and throughout this world, but this one….this one has shaken me to my CORE.
Perhaps it is because the victims were so young & so innocent.
Perhaps it is because my oldest is close in age to the victims & I CAN NOT fathom being in the shoes of the parents who’s babies were taken from them.
I can not imagine having to take their Christmas presents back to the store.
I can not imagine waking up on Christmas morning & not having their excited spirits & smiling faces filling the room.
I CAN NOT imagine the pain that the parents are feeling because the pain that I feel, as a bystander is unbearable.
Yesterday, as we were getting ready to go to church we dealt with the same difficulties we deal with EVERY Sunday as we try to get out the door with our two children & make it to church on time.
The kids were being uncooperative, as usual….not wanting to get dressed…..not wanting to get their hair combed. It’s so easy to get frustrated.
Yesterday, I was just thankful that I had two children to get ready for church.
I took time this weekend, I’m taking time today, and I may be taking more time over the next couple days to just take a break from the hustle & bustle of everyday life…..to spend time with my children & my family.
Life is precious and we never know when today will be our last day.
To the people of Newtown, Connecticut…..
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. We share your pain. We are mourning with you.
We will remember the lives of the teachers & of your precious babies. And we will pray for strength, comfort, & healing.
I wanted to leave you with a beautiful poem that I read on Facebook over the weekend. It helped to give me peace & I think it will do the same for you.
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)