December 15, 2012

Shaken to the Core

Like every other mother in the world, like every other parent, like every other human heart is hurting right now.  It literally hurts. When I think about the horrific events of yesterday, my heart hurts so badly that if I didn't know better I'd think I was having a heart attack.  I have cried so many tears, but when I think I'm all cried out, suddenly I start crying again.

Much has been, and will be, written about the tragedy, and I don't have it in me to write much, or even anything new to add....but I will say this.  Although I have always been a very grateful person, and have honestly cherished every moment with my children, this has shaken me to the core. This tragedy will make me a better mother, an even more present and appreciative person, and a kinder human being.

My heart is in Connecticut......


  1. This will keep happening,until we approach it from two directions as a society. We must build a complete, accessible mental health continuum of care. In addition, the automatic gun ban needs to be reinstated. Screening for gun ownership and especially automatic ammunition needs to be in place. With 300 million people, patchwork mental health care and easy access to automatic weapons and ammunition, these horrific acts will continue...

  2. Me too. I think, as hard as it is to say, some good will come out of this. Maybe parents will spend more time with their kids or play more with them. I skipped my 5k yesterday because I didn't want to be away from my son. Hugs. And prayers for the families in CT.

  3. Unspeakable...heartbreaking! Hugging my babes extra tight!!


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