Really not sure where to start. The horrific tragedy that hit our innocent on Friday has robbed me of words and at times the very breath in my chest. I do my best focus on all things positive here at the blog, but must confess that I am shattered by this unthinkable event. Any writing about Christmas or “pretty things” at this time seems insignificant.
Like all of us, I’ve gone through a range of emotions – shock, heartache, panic, horror, fear, anger. My heart is actually racing as I think about life being ripped from innocent beings. Friday night I tucked-in and held our two youngest children and silently wept after they fell asleep. I felt a wave of horrendous guilt because I could hold my babies…but the parents of 20 precious children could not do the same. It felt like a knife in my heart.
I am really struggling with the injustice and nightmare of this loss of children, heroic teachers and Principal. I feel like time itself should stop so we can honor these precious souls..that we should actually pause and grieve. I wish the whole country would stop…even if just for a day. It hurts to hear Christmas music and see life “go on” knowing that these families are suffering with such loss and pain.
HOW CAN WE HEAL?
The thought of healing doesn’t even seem possible. How does anyone recover from such a tragedy? But I do think there is one power we all have. LOVE. If we could just allow our behavior to be governed by LOVE in everything we do, even the simple things, we could make such a difference in shifting this country’s twisted, voyeuristic, media-obsessed mental state. Don’t even get me started on fantasy violence video games. Our country is lost.
God is Love. We are Love. We are part of God.
Pray for our children. Pray for our country.
Pray for our hearts and our future.
A SMALL WAY TO HELP…
I read that the United Way has started a Sandy Hook Support Fund to help victims with this unthinkable tragedy (grief counseling, medical expenses, funeral costs, the list goes on). You can donate any amount by simply clicking here.
May God bless and heal these families. May God heal us all.