Friday, December 14, 2012
My heart goes out to you - Newtown, CT
Today my mind has not gotten past or over the tragedy at Newtown, CT. President Obama said in his emotional address to the nation in the aftermath of this tragedy, “"There is not a parent in America who does not feel the same overwhelming grief as I do".
That is so true as my mind fails to grasp the ‘why’ of this senseless tragedy, of the lives of the children and their teachers lost. I cannot even begin to imagine what the parents who lost their children today are going through. To think about what those children must have gone through in those last moments is just heartbreaking.
Could this have been avoided, if we, as a society, were more aware, if we knew how to recognize and help those that need help, to make help more accessible to them?
As I picked up my kids and brought them back home, as I gave them a hug, and heard my son practicing at his piano and my daughter telling what she did at school today, my heart went out to those parents who cannot do these simple acts of joy anymore. I have been functioning the whole of today because I had to, with my heart heavy with sadness and thoughts occupied with the community of Newtown, CT.
I felt heartbroken, I cried as I followed the news coverage through the day on the TV, radio and the internet. I could not bring myself to keep following and with my kids around me, I had a semblance of normal routines, as we read stories together, but it is there in my thoughts. Will I sleep peacefully tonight? I seriously doubt it, I know these thoughts will be there as I go to bed tonight.
My heartfelt condolences to the families in the community as they deal with this tragedy, my prayers for strength at this time when they need it most, and to all those who lost their lives – those little angels and their wonderful teachers who will never see tomorrow, may you rest in peace.