Like all of you, I am deeply saddened by what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary on Friday. Heartbroken does not begin to define what we all feel for those parents and family members in Connecticut, because we know there ARE no words for what THEY must be feeling. There is no joy for them this Christmas season. If they have faith in God, it’s possible they may have hope. But joy? Unfathomable how any could be found.
I’m not able to understand the depths of that pain, but I am able to find perspective. As I’ve been running around trying to find enough time to finish preparing for Christmas, the events on Friday made me press the pause button and realize that it doesn’t matter if I don’t finish that last batch of cookies. It’s not important to write that next blog post. Somehow home decor and baking seem completely trite. That’s why I am choosing to spend this last week before Christmas NOT driving myself crazy for a change. This blog will be much quieter as I spend my time instead hugging my babies, listening to Christmas music, wrapping some gifts, and praying. I will be praying for those families, praying out of gratitude for my own blessings, praying for forgiveness for taking those blessings for granted, and praying for peace.