Life

(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.

**** Grateful to show my support to Sandy Hook by donating here.****


22 comments:

  1. Having a 6-year-old granddaughter in first grade, well...you have expressed my thoughts and feelings.

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  2. I'm from CT...lived there all my life and moved to Atlanta a year ago, this is so tragic. I know Newtown very well, I grew up 25 minutes away, i have friends that live there...I am stunned to hear of CT in this way on the news..I am heart broken and think of my own daughter. I have been crying all weekend, i can't stop, this is just tragic! We all need to pray for these families.....

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    1. That is so heartbreaking to hear, my friend. So many people are forever affected by this horrific act. And what a beautiful town to be forever marred by it. My friend & her family are just settling into their new home mere miles from Newtown. It is bittersweet.

      I tear up too every time I think of those little faces & the brave souls trying to protect them.

      xoxo

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    2. I hope your friends will love CT as much as I do, despite this tragedy, it is a beautiful place!

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  3. Wow, I'm surprised you cradled your own daughter, you have more compassion for others to quote you "She's a sassy little whore, which I assure you is a term of endearment full of spirit, spunk & will." Kindly step away from my blog if you can't handle my inappropriate humor & sarcasm. Any regrets FC?

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    1. No regrets at all. Hmmm, I find it strange that you are commenting not about the CT tragedy but about my joking reference for my daughter. And also that you are making assumptions about me & my love for her when you don't know me at all in real life. I don't know you but I assure you I would not make such hurtful assumptions about you purely based on what I read in your blog.....if you had one.....or care to reveal your name?

      Again, kindly step away from my blog if you do not like what you read.
      Thank you.



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    2. The entire nation is grieving about all of the CT families. Do I need to say it in a blog? I find it strange that your choice word of whore is describing your little girl. When she starts to read, you will get a ton of questions. You are the one commenting about your personal life. Would it make you feel better if I were to say that you're a wonderful person/blogger for talking about the CT families? Does my name really matter? Did you know that the end of your blog has a comment section?

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    3. Of course, you don't need to say it in a blog, I think you misunderstood me. I am referring to the fact that you chose this post to comment on my joking reference to my daughter. When she does eventually read my blog, I hope that she will have a sense of humor, like our family & friends all do.

      And as for you worrying that she will have a ton of questions, well.....let me worry about that. I appreciate your concern for my child.

      I welcome criticsm & negative comments (that is why I let yours publish) so I never expected you to say I'm a wonderful blogger.

      You have obviously invested a lot of time & interest in my blog to keep coming back to harp on this. I thank you for taking that much interest in my life to read.

      And goodness, LIGHT UP!!! It was a JOKING reference. Perhaps a tasteless joke to you, but a joke all the same. I do not regret anything I've written (if I did, I would delete it). Perhaps you would be less bothered if you stopped reading my blog.

      All the best to you.

      xoxo

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    4. Oops, that should read "LIGHTEN UP!" Do not, repeat, do not "LIGHT UP". Haha.

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  4. Such a beautiful post from an equally beautiful mama. Thx for sharing your thoughts. Hugs to you and baby Q.

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    1. Thank you, my friend. Miss you & your beautiful family dearly.
      xoxo

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  5. Love you, FC. Your words expressed my sentiments as well. Loving our little T and Q even more now. Praying for peace.

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    1. Love you too, Joi. Sending big squishy hugs to T. =]
      xoxo

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  6. regular reader although never posted. I'd admire your ability to put into words the very sentiment that as i feel as I watch my own little girl sleep tonight. I also admire your ability to let go of the mean and ignorant words that only a "troll" would leave regarding such a sad and unrelated topic to your earlier joke post. You have more patience than I. Love your sense of humor and your words. Every single one!

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    1. Thank you so much, Karla! For reading & taking the time to comment with your kind, supportive words. Life is too short to let ignorant trolls make an impact.

      Much love to you & your little girl. =]
      xoxo

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  7. I LOVE you blog and your sarcasm makes it the best! Keep doing what you are doing cause apparently the haters keep coming back to read.

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    1. Thank you so very much! I don't know how I got so lucky to be blessed w/ awesome readers like you. I really appreciate your support. =]

      xoxo

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  8. FC-
    Thanks for posting such a heartfelt tribute to the victims of Sandy Hook!
    I read the comments above, and clearly people DO NOT get what a joke is.
    Keep up the great blogging!!!
    -Molly

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    1. Hi Molls! (ok if I call you that? =]
      My sentiments exactly. I guess humor is even more subjective on a blog.
      Thank you so much for reading, commenting & taking the time out of your busy day to do all the above. You are too kind.
      xoxo

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  9. Beautiful words from a beautiful soul.

    Seriously, anyone with an ounce of sense knows you have an amazingly wicked sense of humor. Ignore the haters and keep on keeping on.

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  10. As a mom (well, as a human - but especially now that I'm a mom) the tragedy takes my breath away. I would straight up lose my mind if I lost my baby. I have been praying for those families!

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