As I got on the computer this morning to continue our 25 days of Christmas posts, I learned of the horrific tragedy unfolding in Connecticut. Suddenly, my recipe for Christmas cookies and our elf craft seemed so insignificant. My mind raced trying to grasp the reality of what had happened. Having two kids in elementary school made this feel so close to us even though it was not even in our state. I felt the overwhelming desire to pick my kids up at school and never let them out of my sight again.
Over the next few days, while we are preparing for our holiday celebrations, so many parents will be planning funerals for children whose lives were taken in this senseless act. My heart is heavy. In light of this, I will be taking a break from posting for a few days out of respect for the victims and their families.
Give your kids some extra hugs and God bless.