Sunday, December 16, 2012
When your child sleeps like this, you know they feel feel safe and secure. As a mama, I hope my children can always completely relax and find their dreams to be peaceful. It is when they are sleeping soundly, in their bedrooms, under my roof, that I relax and sigh and take in the reality of being a mama and for a moment try not to worry about the world outside our house.
Yesterday morning, I woke up astounded that I actually slept. Horrified that Friday's news was real. Relieved that I hadn't had to explain anything to my young children...yet, because I was still trying to understand it all in my own head and heart. I am still speechless. And can not stop thinking of other parents waking on what should have been just a regular Saturday/Sunday morning, but was most definitely not, and won't be for a lifetime.
I don't have the words.
I can't even attempt.
I just keep telling myself that the world is a very good place, but unfortunately sometimes someone does a very bad thing. Horrific. But it is a good place, with many more good people. And that is the message I think I will/would focus on with my children. Believe in the good (link: 26 Moments that restored faith in humanity this year).
Thoughts and prayers to all the parents who lost littles, to all the teachers who are/were heros, and to all the parents and teachers around the world that are feeling the ripple effect of this tragedy in their own hearts and homes.
at 7:02 AM Posted by For the Love of Naps - Sarah