I didn’t realize it was as bad as it soon became… The news from Sandy Hook Elementary is weighing heavy on my heart this evening. I took my little girl to school this morning and headed to my mom’s for a few hours. I don’t watch much TV, and if my mom wasn’t home, I probably would not have turned on the television… but how could you not hear the tragedy that struck this Connecticut elementary school? It’s all over Facebook.
I saw the news unfolding on TV, but at the time, no one was pronounced dead. All I heard was that the principal was shot in the foot, so I thought this was the worst of it. What I heard next made me shut off the tv, pick up my infant, and head to my toddler’s school to pick her up. Innocent children, just a few weeks before Christmas, have lost their lives because of some crazy schmuck who couldn’t control his emotions.
I have no words. Life is too short, and as much as you try to keep your kids safe, you can’t close them in a bubble away from the world. People are reckless and so selfish, and the innocent have to pay. I’m not sure if I’m more angry or sad. My thoughts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy and hope the families can find strength and peace.