Today/night I’ll be sending my prayers out to those of Sandy Hill Elementary school. I couldn’t even begin to imagine the grief nor devastation of those parents who have lost a child, I’m sure it to be even more painful at this time of year for those who will be planning funerals instead of Christmas celebrations. When I heard of what happened I cried for every mother and father, every grandparent, every friend, who will suffer because of someone’s actions.
As parent’s we want to tell our children that school is a wonderful place for making friends and learning new things, we assure them that it’s a safe place to go and to be. We want to shelter our children from the thoughts that anything bad could ever happen to them while they’re at such a place, we even go as far as telling them that bad guys don’t hurt children… unfortunately we’re lying to them, we don’t want to, God we don’t lie to them and tell them the awful truth that mommy and daddy can’t promise them that they’re coming home. What kind of world are we living in today when a madman goes into a school and shoots innocent children?
As a teacher I grieve, as a parent I grieve, and I know come Monday morning the flag at my school will be at half mass and that I will remember that I am blessed to have my child with me this holiday season.
So give your child an extra hug tonight and be thankful that you’re hugging them.