(Written on Friday, December 14, 2012)
As I cradled my daughter tonight before laying her down in her bed, my heart flooded with profound sadness & grief for the bereaved parents in Newtown, CT. I think about how they would have been tucking their child into bed, reveling in the warmth of goodnight hugs…….instead they are living their own personal nightmares. I have no doubt that these good people would give their own lives to restore their child’s life.
You do not have to be a parent to feel the horrific pain & loss that the people of Newtown are experiencing (though our emotions pale in comparison to their suffering). I am aware that acts of violence happen every day, but this tragic occurrence strikes a deep sadness & fear so raw in me now that I have a child of my own. It is all so incomprehensible.
To be clear, my intention is not to make this about me. Yet I cannot help but feel even more grateful tonight for the vibrant little life who is slumbering peacefully in her bed. I grieve for the innocent little ones who had their whole lives ahead of them only to be taken away & for the brave souls who perished while protecting them; may they rest in peace.
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