Yesterday morning, I walked to the train and noticed this decorated tree and house. So I grabbed my phone and took a picture. The sky was so blue. The sun very bright. The air calm and not too cool. A perfect Christmas sight.
Little did I know that at the same time, so many were losing their lives and others facing unspeakable terror. My mind cannot process this madness. I fell asleep thinking about it and woke up thinking about it too. As I made up my bed, I thought about the parents who lost their children. How those parents would not be able to wake their kids up this Saturday morning. Their beds weren't slept in.
When I get anxious and my mind races, the best thing is for me to write. Write out what I'm feeling and get it out, so my mind can relax. I feel for those families. Those whose lives were lost. The first responders who had to see what nobody should have to see. I feel for them all and am praying for them all. But times like this make me wonder where was God?
That this happened during the holidays makes it so much worse. When everything is supposed to be joyous. Eating sweets and kids dreaming of Santa. I was in the store today and saw this little girl. She was running around playing with a ball. Not a care in the world. Her eyes sparkled and she was smiling the biggest smile and playing with her curly hair. She couldn't have been more than five.
I thought about those kids at Sandy Hook. I can't stop thinking about them. Can any of us?
*Updated 12/26/2012* #26Acts of Kindness was started by Ann Curry as a way to make something good come from all the sadness. It's really inspiring to see what people are doing. I'm working on my own #26Acts. Take a look at the live tweets below.
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