Hi My Darlings,
It’s Saturday Morning and normally I am exciting to start my weekend but this morning I woke up to the news of Sandy Hook. I was lying in bed and quickly checked Facebook to check up on my friends, see if they were okay, say happy birthday to one of them and instead of that I found out about the massacre and to be honest it took a little while to sink in, to actually wrap my mind around the event and the reality of it.
I am not a mother, I am not a parent. I cannot fathom the pain and the heartache that those families must be facing, the confusion that they must try to explain away or the pieces they have to put back together. This one event has changed their lives. Taking their childhood, taken their innocent and brought the harsh reality of the real world into their life far too soon. I may not be a parent but I am aunt of five from the ages of nineteen to five and it was only when I was thinking of the little one in my life did that hash reality hit me too and I am not too proud to say that yes I had a cry for that loss of innocents and loss of life.
No matter what are stance of gun law and gun ownership is I think that one thing we can all agree on is this day is a tragedy and such a waste.
There is a Garth Brooks song that was written for the Oklahoma Bombing and it is so lyrically beautiful and it relates to any tragedy such as the one today.
This heart still believes the love and mercy still exist. While all the hatred rage and so many say that love is all but pointless in madness such as this it’s like trying to stop a fire with the moisture from a kiss.
And I hear them saying you’ll never change things and no matter what you do it’s still the same thing but it’s not the world that I am changing I do this so this world will know
that it will not change me
As long as one heart still holds on then hope is never really gone.
Look at any of the photographs of the families being reunited with their children or their loved ones. The photographs’ and footage of the of the police telling children to close their eyes as they were escorted down the school hallways or the fire fighters wrapping blankets around children with such love and care or me a person in Sydney, that just wished I could hug the heartbroken families and terrified kids of sandy hook, so they know there is still some good left in this world because no matter what happened today or what will happen in the future, Love and hope is the only thing that they can not take away from us all.
Go home hug your own family. Go out and find your friends, tell them how much they mean to you.