Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. ~Christopher Reeve
So I turn on the news this afternoon and I find out that 20 children ages 5-10 were killed at a elementary school in Connecticut. I was listening to the President’s speech, and reading the news updates and it made me so sad.
To send your kid off to school that morning not knowing they would never return is frightening, and terrible. I personally have no kids, but I have been blessed to have parents who truly love me, and they’ve told me countless fears they used to have about me and my younger sister when we were going to school, or even coming home. They told me on a daily basis how much I was loved, and what they would do to protect the both of us.
Seeing this on the news, and knowing the parents feeling helpless to stop such a crime I’m sure can be a maddening experience. It’s sad but it also puts into perspective the important things in your life.
After hearing this on the news, I left my bedroom and checked on my sister. I called my dad, and mom just to say hello, and I was reflecting on the things I have been able to accomplished and the future I’m privileged, and blessed to have.
Whether you believe it or not, I know those kids are in heaven pain, and sorrow free hanging out with angels and being surrounded by sunshine continuously. My heart got out to the families of the children, and teacher’s killed. I pray that they will have some peace of mind, strength, and are able to deal with this situation.