Family Love

Like many of you all I want to do these days is cuddle my girls. Never have I appreciated their funny faces, Tuesday’s silly sayings, and Bennet’s middle of the night wakings as much as I do now. I can’t stop thinking about the school shooting in Connecticut. Things like this tend to stick in my head, and it’s all I can do not to feel overwhelmed by the thoughts of what if, how can we change, what can we do.

(photo by my friend Angela)

I find myself glad that I don’t have to explain anything because they are so young and innocent. If only I could keep them in a bubble, I think. But I know that does more harm than good. So for now I am just enjoying absolutely everything about them, and trying not to roll my eyes when Tuesday screams (and screams) because her hair is caught in the carseat strap.

Back with some fun little projects soon.

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  1. I agree. I have been so saddened by this horrible tragedy. All I want to do is cuddle with Charlotte. And every time I watch the news or think about it I go and hug her a bit tighter. I think if I could keep my daughter in a bubble, I probably would.

  2. Along with all the other parents of the world, I echo your sentiments exactly. This weekend I was flying solo with Donovan and every time he did something to make me upset or frustrated, I just thought “He’s here. And safe.” It literally lifted everything I was feeling and helped me through those tough moments–and we ended up having a great weekend together. I continue to pray that nothing like this ever happens again.

  3. Me too. Friday morning it was all I could do not to go to Thor’s school and bring him home, to feel him in my arms. I am so heartbroken for the families of the little innocents. I cannot imagine such loss, such darkness. We must appreciate every moment we have with our loves.

  4. I talked about it with the big kids. A random question has popped up here or there, but overall I think they aren’t too upset by it. SAdly I had JUST talked to them about what to do if we were at a mall or something, and there was gunfire. So messed up that we even had to discuss it.
    I hope this never happens again, but I’m not holding my breath.

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