My heart is deeply saddened over today’s shooting in Connecticut. I literally sat on the couch watching the news and cried for hours. As soon as it would let up they would say something else and it would start all over again. My heart aches for those thousands of miles away from me. I tend to be an emotional person anyway, but as a mom of three kids, one who happens to be in kindergarten, this hit close to home. I cannot imagine kissing my babies and sending them off to school and never see them again. I can only begin to imagine the pain those parents are feeling. I pray it’s something I never have to endure. Below is a link to a blog post I wrote in 2009. I will somehow try to find some comfort in Him although I will never understand why these things happen. I do know that tonight I will be turning the TV off, closing my laptop, and holding my kids a little tighter tonight. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who were lost today.