Barbies, Transformers, stuffed animals. They're probably in a closet waiting. The perfect wrapping paper. New pajamas for Christmas Eve. Lunches, childcare, scheduling pick ups and drop offs were planned until Christmas break. Maybe a surprise snack in the box for that day. Maybe a note. Maybe parents were frustrated or even angry because their child didn't put on clean socks, socks at all, or wear gloves. Maybe they were running late that day. Maybe there were quick hugs, kisses, and saying, "i love you".
I hope everyone said i love you.
And then it happened. Twenty children. Gone. There isn't a parent in this world who knows the story that isn't completely sick over it. Heartbroken for them. Looking at our kids. I have 3 children who fall into that age range. 3 kids who could have been killed, just like that. For no reason. None, other than evil.
As a Mommy, all i can hope is someone, a friend, a Teacher, could comfort them. That it was fast. But i don't know. I almost don't want to. But all those Moms and Dads don't have that choice. To not know. To hope for the "best" somehow. Find some frazzled string of hope to hold on to about it. The darkness and heaviness of this...is unreal. So many people feel like they are drowning in it, and it's not even our child. Wanting to do something. Anything.
All there is to do is love your children. Teach them right and wrong. Make sure they know you love them, always.
I so want this to be respected, and not turned into some gun law circus. Respect these sweet children and adults that were murdered enough to not turn it into someones fault other than the gunman.
Pray. Pray for those parents. The families. The friends. There is no way to fix it. Fights won't fix it. Love can help.
Hug your kids harder today. Try to ignore the small stuff. Always say i love you. We don't know how long we have. How long they have. What the plan is.
Just love them.
Ya'll know this is normally just my personal goofy blog, i don't often use it as a platform for anything other than my crazy life. I do not shove anything down anyone's throat. But i want to say this, if you ever have any questions about God, if you are in need of a Church, please feel free to email me and i will do my best to help you out. Times like this are so indescribably hard. I promise you there is hope.
"Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the
kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14