I can't imagine what the parents and families of the Sandy Hook tragedy are feeling! I would never ever want to be in their shoes. I can't imagine what is going through the minds of the kids who witnessed this! Their thought should be on what toys to play with, playing with other kids, and getting excited for Christmas. My heart hurts so much for the loss, the loss of lives, the loss of innocence on the things they weren't supposed to see. I can't even comprehend how I would feel and its easier for me to deal with what I would have seen. They are babies. They shouldn't have to deal with adult things like that. I just feel sorry. I wish I could hold every parent, every child, and tell them that I'm so sorry for their loss. I wish there was something I could do to take the pain away. No parent should have to go through that, let alone a child. I just can't imagine what those parents are feeling that wrapped gifts that won't be opened. I just can't comprehend it.
Nap time is a huge meltdown today but I'm thankful for every minute of it because I have my child. It makes you grateful for every minute you do have even the bad moments. I wouldn't trade them for anything. Parents, hug you child/children a little bit tighter. Appreciate every single moment you have with them. Take the time to cuddle with them or play with them, because laundry, dishes, housework, and other things can wait till later. Take that time. You don't know what could happen tomorrow or even later today. We aren't promised a tomorrow. So don't put off until tomorrow what you can do right now. Put a little note of love in their lunch. Just let them know how much you love them and think about them. They deserve it. And teach them what to do in case of an emergency. I was watching Dr. Phil and he was talking to a set of parents that their little one escaped out of that room. Those parents told him a while ago that if you see someone with a gun in the school, you run. It saved his life. I don't know what his name is but please be praying for those little ones and the families. Pray that angels will wrap their arms around those kids and parents. Remember those families.
Have a Merry Christmas. Enjoy your families no matter how screwed up they may be. Be thankful! And remember what next Tuesday is all about.