I’ve sat down several times to write this post, waiting for the words to come through, and they never do.
The cursor just sits blinking on the page, waiting for my fingers to type the words that won’t come…or that can’t come.
I know the right words never will. How can they?
The Newtown, Connecticut tragedy has shaken me to my core.
Sandy Hook could have been my children’s school.
I have a Kindergartner and a 2nd grader.
I give my kids a kiss, tell them that I love them, and drop them off at school each morning, knowing I’ll see them at the end of the school day…just like the parents from Sandy Hook probably did.
Only 20 of those kids never did come home, and the very thought of that is unimaginable.
I can’t read the names of the victims without seeing the names of those that I know and hold dear.
I can’t look at the pictures of the children who lost their young lives without seeing the faces of my own little ones.
I can’t look in the mirror and not see the parents of Sandy Hook.
My thoughts and prayers are with the families, the friends, the students and the teachers, the first responders, and the entire Sandy Hook community.
My heart is heavy.
My eyes won’t stop springing tears, and I can’t help but think of those suffering such an unthinkable loss from the time I wake until I drift to sleep at night.
Saturday, as the first morning rays shone through my window, I knew that if I were one of those parents of Sandy Hook, I would be questioning how the sun was even able to rise that next day.
But rise it did – somehow the world goes on, and I pray for the comfort and strength for all those impacted to get through this horrific tragedy.
I offer my continued support of love and prayers, and found that those who want to make a monetary donation can do so through a number of organizations; I choose the United Way of Western Connecticut where all donations go directly to assist the community of Newtown, CT.
And I will honor those who were taken too soon by my actions each day.
I will hold my kids a little tighter…
I will read just one more book…
I will sing just one more song…
I will be thankful for every moment – the good, the bad and everything in between.
And as easy as it would be to live in fear of the darkness that resides in this world right along side of us, I’ll look to the light instead and I’ll do my part to make this world a better place.
I (try to) do it here through laughter, but I’ll make more time to help others. I’ll show more kindness – I’ll be a better person, and in turn, I’ll put back some of what was taken from us last Friday.
I hope you’ll join me.
I’m not sure if I’ll be back before my family and I celebrate Christmas, so I wish you all a Happy Holidays. This is the first time I haven’t done a humor post here on this site, but I wanted to express my support and let you all know where I am – emotionally and literally. If anyone needs me, I’m likely in here with some of my favorite people plus one dog:
If you need some funny, check out my Favorite Posts on the right side of the page or some of the recent posts.
Peace and Love to you all,