This morning I was bombarding my sister with phone calls about what I should get her family for Christmas when after the third call she asked me, “Do you know what’s going on in Connecticut right now?” I said no because I wasn’t at home and I wasn’t near a television. She proceeded to tell me how a hateful person walked into an elementary school in Connecticut and opened fire on children and adults.
I was stunned and silent – she asked if I was still there. I couldn’t think of anything to say. All I could picture was those poor children so scared, away from their parents and thinking of the parents and the extraordinary losses they just suffered.
School is one of those sacred places that a parent can drop off a child and know that they will be safe. That’s not the case anymore. What kind of person walks into a school and shoots at kids? What kind of government allows people to carry guns? When is enough, enough? We’re so concerned about weapons of mass destruction – how about we focus on the weapons at home that are destroying our society one child at a time?
I could go on and on but that won’t bring those people back. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to the families in Connecticut. If we take anything from this, appreciate your loved ones and show them everyday. Take nothing for granted.