Friday, December 14, 2012

Taking a pause for today

The three little boys you see here are the center of my universe.  Their innocent faces are the most beautiful sights in my world. I love them with a fierceness that I didn't know existed within myself.  There's a certain vulnerablity in becoming a parent and loving someone more than you love your own life.  I'm always thinking:  What if something happens to one of my boys?  What if one gets hurt, or lost, or worse?  How would I live through it?  I don't know if I could.  Today I have to take a pause from lighthearted blogging.  My heart is sick over the school shooting in Conneticut.  Such young, innocent children and adults is more than I can bear.  To think of these parents who sent their kids to school today, not knowing they would never see them again.  I don't know how anyone could survive that kind of loss.  You think your kids are safe at school.  School should be a safe place. 

Hug your kids extra hard tonight.  If you don't have kids, hug a friend, or a loved one.   And if you believe in a higher power, please say a prayer for all of these families who didn't know that this morning was the last time they would hug their own children.  


  1. Jeannie, I am with you. I am heartsick. God bless those victims and their parents, especially the wee victims. I am so sad...

  2. agree with you Jeannie. lovely boys and hug them extra tight today.

  3. Precious boys and beautifully expressed thoughts, Jeannie. Couldn't agree more. God bless and keep the victims and their families.