I apologize for the lack of swatches today, but ya know....In light of what happened in Connecticut yesterday...well, I'm just heartbroken. I spent yesterday holding my children close, and like so many others trying to make sense of a senseless act.
I don't know about you, but I am so very tired of hearing about shootings likes this. It seems that they are just increasing in frequency, and, more often than not, involve schools. Schools - places where we sent our most precious gifts, thinking them to be safe. 5 days a week, we shuttle our precious angels off to school, knowing in our hearts that they are safe from serious harm.
Then, we see things like this in the news. And we don't feel as safe anymore. I look at my daughter's former Elementary School and can tell you that ANYONE could just walk into that school and never be noticed. She's in Middle School now, yet that school has the same issue. I don't have the answer, but the more I examine just how easy it is for anyone to walk into these schools with malice in their heart, the more hesitant I become to let her go.
Yesterday I looked back at how she was when she was in Kindergarten. So small and helpless, so naive and trusting, with no knowledge of the evil in this world. She trusted her school and her teacher completely. I cannot even begin to imagine what kind of evil lurks within someone who would purposely take the lives of children. There is no level of hell that is appropriate for him. Had he lived, no punishment on earth that would be fitting.
I have so much sadness in my soul today. These things affect me so profoundly. I hold my children close and can't help but feel deep sadness for those parents that aren't holding their babies today.
Dearest children, may you fly with the angels and forever be at peace. Parents and families of those lost, may you find your strength and eventually find peace. I cannot imagine what you are going through today. My heart hurts for you, we all grieve with you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this unbelievably difficult time.
I hope you guys don't mind that I'm sharing this here. I know we all want to see pretty polish and happy, funny posts, but I'm just not feeling that today. My former psychologist once described me as an Empath (Star Trek much?), saying that I tend to feel things very deeply, even when they aren't mine to feel. That is certainly happening in this case, and I'm sure I'm not the only one.
Be safe, lovelies. Keep your babies close. Hug them, kiss them, tell them how much you love them.