AUTHOR: Carolyn Savage | POSTED: December 17, 2012 | COMMENTS: 23 Comments
I wrote this as a Facebook Post last night while fretting about sending my kids to school this morning. It’s been recieved well, and since I am still struggling to put my thoughts into words, I decided to share it here for those of you who don’t follow me on Facebook.
Prayers to all of you.
Hopefully, I’ll be back tomorrow with a clearer head!
Okay fellow mamas (and grand-mamas, and dads, and grandpas) it’s time for a collective hand squeeze.
Monday morning I am taking a deep breath, packing their lunches, and scurrying them out the door with a heavy heart and great trepidation. Regardless, I have to. To do anything but, would stifle their right to the childhood they deserve and the childhood my husband and I have worked so hard to give them.
After they are gone, I’ll probably spend some more time thinking about what has happened; worrying about when it will happen again; wondering what I can do to be part of preventing this kind of tragedy; and…ultimately…praying.
Let’s do this together.
On Monday morning, let’s all be brave and move on together, not so we can put the past behind us, but instead, so we can learn from the past, and make this world a place worthy of our childrens’ childhoods.
This is a mom-to-mom, parent-to-parent “cyber hand squeeze”.
We can do this.