at church today we prayed twice for the victims of the shooting. i don’t have to say what shooting, we all know. the first time we prayed was after watching the preschool and kindergarten children put on the christmas story show. it was hard for everyone not to get chocked up as our priest led us in prayer and we looked at all those little children. the second time we prayed was at mass. a very full mass today. and today i couldn’t get too irritated with my kids as they were a little antsy in church. because i was just happy to have my kids with me. right next to me. good or bad. they were there.
i go about my day today with a heavy heart as i am sure most of you do. even picking up the house and doing laundry has a sadness to it today. other parents, who a few days ago were just like me, are forever different now. other spouses, who a few days ago were getting through this thing called life, are forever different. and children, who a few days ago had a parent to be with, now do not.
i am not going to come up with some idea for a solution. i don’t know if there is one…and even if there is…it won’t bring back those innocent people. there is evil in the world. that is the fact.
i hope you all hug the special people in your life just a little bit longer today. and for those of you doing laundry like me…laugh at the large pile of clothes your five year old has….embrace that simple pile of clothes. it matters.
god bless all of you.