I'm searching my mind for an appropriate prayer but there is none. Our bodies are fragile and sometimes our minds are fragile. It is hard to confidentially move forward following this elementary school tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut that claimed so many lives. My heart is heavy and there is a sinking feeling in my stomach. It feels like there is no safe place for our children.
Last night my son was crying because the spaghetti on his plate was touching the peas so he didn't want to eat it. Normally, this would prompt a stern warning to stop being silly and just eat but I just hugged him. It reminded me that these beautiful children who died were young and innocent with no real worries; they just wanted to learn and play and be loved. They want to exist in a safe space. Every child should be guaranteed these very basic wishes. Our hearts are mourning for these innocent children, their teachers and their parents. Please share your thoughts and prayers.