I will try to make this short and sweet tonight. I already published my blog article for the day, but after listening to the news unfold all day and reading on CNN, Facebook and other Social Networks, I am literally and emotionally drained feeling I needed to get my two cents out. All the details don’t seem to be fleshed out quite yet. Even the suspect has been changed and now retracted. One thing is for sure to me. That only a true monster would open fire and kill little kids a mere five years old. I can’t even and truly have no words.
I cried today and can’t seem to feel anything but sadness for these poor parents that have lost their children and never get to see their smiling faces or wrap their loving arms around these little kids.
I have a three year old that just started pre-school this past fall and she loves it, but never in my wildest imagination thought that I would have to worry that when I leave my child at her classroom door that I may not ever be able to pick her up or lay my eyes on her again.
This is just so wrong on so many different levels. I put my kids down for a nap as a usual Friday occurrence around here as the details were emerging. Listening for two hours, I was so emotional and kept checking on them. When they woke up, I hugged them just a bit tighter than usual, but just couldn’t help myself. I have not been able to stop looking at them and my heart is a bit heavier for all those who can’t do just that.Hug Them Tight and Never Let Go–Editorial cartoonist Gary Varvel on the Connecticut school shooting: “The tragedy at an elementary school in Connecticut affects all of us.”
I don’t even want to think of the political ramifications here about the right to bear arms or not to bear arms. I am just a parent with little kids who feel devastated for some other parents with children around the same age as my own tonight, who will not be able to celebrate the upcoming holiday of Christmas in 11 short days. I just want to say plain and simple to them, “I am so sorry.” I cannot even imagination the depth of their pain right now nor would I even pretend.
For those, with young children like myself, who did not go through this ordeal either, I will leave you with one last thought and that is hug your children a little tighter tonight. I am sure I didn’t have to tell you to do this, but still I know I will be doing this with my own tonight.
As a side note, I belong to a wonderful Facebook group with the most hardworking, awesome bloggers I have had the privilege of working alongside. One of our own, Amy, from Adorable Chaos, lost a dear friend’s little boy to this tragic and senseless nightmare.
We have come together to collect money for this family who is now dealing with a terrible and insurmountable loss. If you would take a look at my sidebar widget, you will note a Paypal Donate Button. If you could find it in your heart to give a few dollars to help, we would be ever so appreciative. With the proceeds, we will be purchasing a star, as well as delivering a check to help relieve some of the burden of the funeral costs, as well. Now more than ever our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to this family and all the families in Newtown CT.
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