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Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Post I Couldn't NOT Write



I haven’t posted since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Honestly, I had no intention of writing a post related to it. I mean who am I to write about such a horrific event? I have no real connection to it. I didn’t know anyone there. I’m not mourning anyone personally. Yet, I feel like I can’t not write about it. Like so many of us, it’s something I can’t stop thinking about.

I’m not an emotional person. I didn’t cry at my own mother’s wake or funeral. It’s just not the kind of person I am. Yet, I found tears streaming down my face when I first read the news of the attack. When something so horrible and senseless happens to children, I just don’t know what words to say. What I do know is that I’ve snuck in extra kisses with my children this weekend. I’ve been more patient and I’ve been more kind.  

As I’m hugging my children closely and planning our upcoming events for the week, it is not far from my mind that some parents are no longer able to make those kinds of plans with their little ones. I just can’t even imagine…

This quote from Mr. Rogers is something I'm going to remember...

6 comments:

  1. I have read quite a few posts on this and I couldn't agree more. I feel kind of helpless but I have just spent this weekend appreciating my son. Extra snuggles and kisses.

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  2. I agree. I have found more patience with my two boys and my appreciation for them. More kisses for sure and I just can't imagine. This has brought such sadness to my heart and tears to my face...

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  3. I too wasn't planning on writing about it. Too much emotion. And then the post wrote itself. I needed to put some words to it, I guess. Does that make sense?

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  4. I think it's important to write about it. It hits too close to home for so many of us. Especially if we have children. It's healthy and I think that those who are mourning over this would appreciate knowing that they are in our thoughts.

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  5. I think it touched this nation in ways we weren't really able to understand or put words to. Thankfully, writers have an outlet to process those feelings. I hope everyone is able to find some peace by reading the words of others. Mr. Rogers, such a hero.

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  6. I saw that Mr. Rogers quote floating around facebook and it was perfect for this tragedy.

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