Friday, December 14, 2012

Elementary Tragedy

OMG  Nothing more is needed, just OMG.  Watching the news, crying hysterically.  Wondering what it is that I tell my children when they get home tonight.  I'm going to try my best to keep the news turned off tonight.  My heart literally hurts.  I cannot imagine what these parents are going through.  Their children had nothing to do with the gunman and his mother's relationship.  Did he feel that his mother cared more for these children than she did for him?  I cannot stop crying.

Hug your kids, kiss your kids, cuddle with your kids tonight.  This horrible tragedy will make you realize how precious any time you have with your children is.  Life is so unpredictable, no one would ever in a million years could imagine a crazy man would gun down 5 - 10 year old babies.  Yes, I say babies.  These babies have not had a chance to live their lives.  They are still babies who have not been permitted to grow.  Along with these babies are several teachers.  Teachers who wouldn't be teachers if they didn't love children.  Teachers who were helping these babies to grow.  I can only assume some of these teachers sacrificed themselves trying to protect these babies. I can also only assume that these teachers' families will be completely lost with out them, too.  

I don't know if my kids are gong to be permitted to leave my side today.  The upcoming Christmas Vacation from school may be my most cherished time with them.  I'm going to give them extra hugs, kisses, any attention they need or ask for.  Might be a week of cuddling up under a blanket to watch movies kind of vacation.  Anything to be with them and be thankful that I have my three babies with me.

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