Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Thoughts and fears of my child’s death have made themselves a regular and sadly normal part of my life. However, losing a child in a place and manner such as happened last week in CT is unfathomable. I can’t go so far as to say it is “worse”. I don’t see how losing your child could be worse one way than another. One way you aren't expecting it and it is done by a madman. The other way you have to watch your child die a slow, painful death by a killer no one can control. Either way you are devastated. Dead inside. Broken.

Still, as the facts came out over the weekend, we saw it as it was—heinous and unimaginable.

My heart breaks for these families, and I offer up sincere prayers for their comfort, peace, and ability to go on. Sometimes life gives you lemons and you have to make lemonade. Other times life sends you a tsunami and cuts you down to drown you.

Rest in peace, sweet babies.


  1. Their deaths broke the world's heart. Hope they aren't scared anymore and are in peace.

  2. I think many tears have and will be shed for this tragedy. All we can do is hold our children close and protect them as best we can.

  3. All I can think is, "Those poor parents. Oh, those poor parents!" I can't even imagine. I don't want to imagine. It hurts too much.

    1. It does hurt too much, Cat! I pray for them every day still.

  4. My heart cries when I think of them, as I do every single day. I cry when I see their pictures on TV, and wish the media would not show them so much. But perhaps that is what is necessary for America to wake up to the violence in our country...the images in from of everyone of 20 innocent children slaughtered in a place they believed was safe. They are in my prayers every single day, as are their parents and the families of the teachers, principal, and psychologist.