Is Nowhere Safe?

I can barely type this.  After I read about the Connecticut Elementary School Shooting I just sat there staring at my computer screen.  How can this be real?

Last I read over 27 people were killed, mostly children.  As a mother this hit me really hard.  I can’t stop holding my son and telling him I love him.  Even more than I already do.  An elementary school is one of those “sacred” places you wouldn’t imagine such a horror would take place.  Dedicated teachers and innocent children’s lives were taken for no reason.  No reason.  School is where our children are supposed to be safe, nurture their minds, and grow as people.  School isn’t supposed to be a place where we fear the worst.

What compelled someone to do this?  How does a parent even try to explain what happened?  I’m so sad and heartbroken.

We need to be sure to tell the ones we love how much we care.  You never can predict the future.  We need to treat everyday as our last and show love.  I will pray for the victims, the children who had to witness what happened, and everyone affected.


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  • Rebecca @ Frugal Fashion Mommy

    It’s funny how you see people complain on a daily basis about things that are so small and insignificant, and then something like this happens. As parents, it’s our job to keep our kids safe and you would think that places like schools would be a safe place for them. It’s such a tragedy and I cannot imagine being any of those parents right now. We live in a crazy and messed up world =(

  • Kristin @ w/milk and sugar

    I read this at work and sat, staring at my computer, tears filling my eyes. I know if I were a parent they would have become sobs. I am in so much pain for the lives lost so senselessly. These poor children, parents, teachers, families, whose lives are lost and forever changed through this cruel and tragic act.

  • Ashley McGee Flores

    I’m so messed up about this that I can’t even blog about it yet…I’m just…I don’t know…

  • Savannah :)

    It’s been such a heartbreaking morning.
    From hearing this morning that the shooter was dead, a few teachers injured…to the current truth that unfolded…
    There is a hole in my heart. Tears in my eyes. Keep hugging that little boy. Today and every day.

  • Eve Myers

    I’m not even a parent, but this is just…horrible. It really is just horrible! There aren’t any words to even describe that.

  • Kristen Van Drie

    When I heard this I was saddened into tears, why do people choose do hurt the completely innocent? First off, no one should be hurt, but to turn your anger on innocent children is just despicable.

  • Anna TTIL

    I feel the same way. We had just left our son’s Christmas program when I heard the news. Praying for comfort and peace for everyone.

  • Pakize Kapan

    Stopping by from the “Aloha Friday Blog Hop” and just followed you! Hope you can come and visit some time, maybe follow back if you like what you see 😉

    xoxo Keke (Pakize)

  • Ashlee Christopher

    It is the worst thing ever I agree this is great advice and I am going to be sure to do this starting now. I love you girl your an awesome friend and I am so happy to have you.

  • Kate as of Late

    :( it doesn’t seem real… They were just babies…
    Beautiful post about a sad thing love, wish there was more positivity to leave here going into the weekend :(

  • Sessy@NTSST

    We had an emergency admin meeting at the end of the day today, I immediately know when this happens it is not good news….so scary, even when you think your campus is “secure”. It is so disheartening and terrifying to think that you never can be completely safe. Just so sad, and so scary….my heart aches for all affected. :(