Yesterday afternoon before I went to pick Rio up, I tried to write a post but I couldn't come up with the words. I wanted to address the shootings in Connecticut, but all I could think was "I get to pick my baby up from school today" and it made me physically ill for those parents that did not.
Because millions of parents dropped their kids off at school, kissed them goodbye, and thought they would be safe until they were picked up later. For the vast majority of us, that was true. But for those families in Connecticut, everything they believed and all that made sense in the world changed yesterday.
Although this happened across the continent, I thought about little else yesterday, spending most of the day glued to the computer watching the updates unfold. A senseless tragedy involving that number of people is heartbreaking, but a tragedy involving that many children is unthinkable.
I pray for the families touched by this. I appreciate my family every day, but am hugging and kissing them just a little more right now.
And as a footnote, I just need to say I HATE guns. As a Canadian I have little understanding of them so I know it is maybe not as black and white as "take the guns away and the tragedies will stop". But MY GOD, couldn't it help??