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To The Parents Who Are Grieving

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know the lives of folks in Newtown, Conn have been crushed and turned upside down.

I’ve tried to write about this tragedy before…..but I dissolve to tears immediately. So I will make this brief.

As a mother of a 7 year old, a 9 year old, and a hubby who works for the local school system, I can only imagine the pain, turmoil, anger, and heartbreak this community is feeling.

There are NO WORDS. None.

To the parents who are grieving, I can’t even imagine the pain you are feeling. In a heartbeat, a madman brought to reality a parent’s worst fears. It’s just wrong and tragic. I know you appreciate the support, but I also know you want one thing. You want your loved one back. Period.

Last night as I looked into the fearful brown eyes of my fourth-grader (he had heard about it at school) I assured him he was safe and no harm would come to him. I joked that his mom was big and mean and would never let anything hurt him, but inside I was secretly freaking out.  All children who enter a school have reasonable expectation that they are SAFE.  I wish it was really that way.

Not to sound like a goober, but hug your kids today. And tomorrow. And the next day. And when they are being mouthy little monkeys and testing your patience, remember there’s parents out there that would give EVERYTHING to hear their child’s voice One.More.Time.

Relish your days, love your family. ((HUGS)) to all.

**Image from Chicken Scratch blog. Read her beautiful post about Newtown HERE.

 

 

2 thoughts on “To The Parents Who Are Grieving

  1. This is just terrible what happen to those kids. I never seen news this shocking in years. Will great post. I pray for the families for their lost.

  2. Excellent post. I went to bed last night crying and praying for the families in CT. I doubt they are even able to sleep right now. And yes…I am going to hug my kids and thank God for them even when they are being demons! Tragedies like this bring things into perspective…

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