I know it has been relatively quiet around here, I haven’t been able to find the words, how do you? I rarely watch TV during the day, something was different on Friday morning. After coming home from flag salute I sat down to begin working but turned on the news instead….. It stayed on until the boys came home…… I couldn’t wait to have our boys in my arms and tell them how much I loved them. I didn’t share specifics…I did let them know something horrible had happened but assured them they are safe. Do I honestly believe that? No, I don’t. Did I want to send them off to school this morning? No I didn’t. Am I going to allow them to live in fear? No I won’t.
I want them to experience the innocence of childhood… I am sad that so many beautiful children have had that taken away.
We spent our weekend together watching Christmas movies, having dinner with loved ones, looking at Christmas lights, making cookies for friends, delivering them to the fire department. We were able to hug our kids, tell them how much we loved them, show more patience, let them stay up a little late, have that extra cookie. There are 26 families that won’t get that second chance. As we can go on and live our “normal” life, life for these families will never be the same.
I woke to an amazing e-mail from my middle one’s teacher. It gives me so much peace to know my children are in the care of loving and kind teachers when they are not with me, here is a small snippet.
“Please know I am here for your children to love and support them. They are as important to me as my own baby girl. I will do my best to answer any questions they may have. Please email or call me if you have any questions or concerns. I PROMISE to compose myself when I see them in the morning when all I want to do is open the door and hug them tight and tell them how much I love them.”
While we ask why, I pray for all the families, I pray they find comfort and peace.
This song has been on my playlist for years and seemed appropriate for today’s post.