On Friday our world stood still and changed forever.
It is difficult for me – as it is for many of you – to wrap my brain around the tragedy that happened in Newtown, Connecticut. Even right now, as I type, tears well up in my eyes because it is still so hard to imagine and believe that this could happen. There have been other tragedies in our country, but this one instilled a sadness and fear in me like no other.
Those children looked like mine – and yours. I am sure they all enjoyed the same things as our kids. Over the weekend, my kindergarten came up to me and said “mommy I have a secret. I am going to wear my tutu today” When she said that she was so excited, happy, and proud of herself for picking out her tutu. I cried. Because those are the type of things 5 year old girls think about and should never have to worry or fear anything else. I also cried because there is a mother out there – just like me – who will never hear her 5 year old daughter get excited about something like that again. It is so heartbreaking. More than any parent should ever have to bear.
These past few days I had so much on mind I wanted to say about this tragedy. I wanted to be able to offer words of hope and encouragement but as I sit here typing my mind goes blank and I cannot find the words. I decided that it is best to just be still.
I usually post my menu plan on Mondays but today I will be joining other bloggers in a virtual moment of silence for the victims of Newtown, Connecticut. I will continue with my regular posting tomorrow.
Those little angels, their parents, and all the kids and people of Newton will forever be in my mind.