I know by now everyone has heard about the horrific tragedy that took place in CT on Friday. My heart has been breaking as I pulled my kiddos a little bit closer to my side this weekend. I found myself noticing the little things that I normally take for granted. A few more hugs and “I love you’s” were given as we spent the weekend together! To lose a child in such a way is beyond my comprehension. We can’t even imagine the pain and agony the parents and families are feeling right now. My hope and prayer is that they will know that there are so many other families and communities lifting them up in prayer right now.
We did talk about it with out kids and explained some of what happened, so we could pray together as a family for the community in Newtown. Their eyes were wide with concern as they struggled to understand why someone would do such a thing. There is nothing we can do physically to prevent these things from happening, but we can hold tight to the fact that we are loved by an almighty Father in Heaven who loves us and has a plan, even when we can’t comprehend how something like this fits into that plan. Life on earth is fragile and fleeting. Take time each day to enjoy your families, to find joy in the midst of trials, and to love a little bit more. I know I will!!!
This holiday season we have been trying a new holiday tradition. We wanted to do more things as a family, and in light of the recent events, I believe it is a tradition that we will be doing again. We have 12 days of Christmas planned for our kids. They were excited when we told them about it…mainly because they thought it was 12 days of gifts for them. [Read more...]