Mamas, I'm still reeling from Friday's horrific news. I literally spent the weekend snuggled in with my boys, sometimes reading about Friday's tragedy, and then turning it all off when I couldn't bear it any longer. The stories of the brave teachers (and students) are truly amazing, but they don't take away my…anger? Confusion? Choking, bewildered, pain? All of it, I guess. As a mom, this hits such a raw nerve – the weight of the despair literally brings me to my knees when I think of the reality that so many are now living…they were our babies! And, as Lane said here, those mothers affected are our sisters. Lane's words resonated hard with me. They didn't bring me peace, necessarily, other than the peace that comes with the understanding that we are not alone. Not alone in our thoughts, in our confusion, in our despair.
To those affected by Friday's events, to those all over the world who are dealing with the tragic loss of a child…my thoughts and prayers are with you.