A Farewell

A Child's Laughter

I am simultaneously at a loss for words, and filled with rage over the tragedy that happened in Connecticut today.  This week, I attended a funeral for a friend, who was taken from this world too soon.  It made me more vulnerable, I think, when hearing about this tragedy today.   

I cannot begin to imagine the grief, agony, surprise, and feelings of utter helplessness, and despair that the parents of those children went through today.   
As I look over at my son, curled up on the couch, watching cartoons, words cannot convey how thankful I am that he is here.  And words cannot express how much sorrow I feel for those families who lost their children tonight.  The best thing in the world is to hear your child say, “I love you.”  I hope those families can remember hearing those words from their own children.   

I keep thinking about it.   I can’t fathom the strength it would take to carry on after such a tragedy.  I pray for strength for the moms and dads of the lost children of today.  I hope they remember their children’s laughter.  A child’s laughter embodies all that is good in the world, and can take you back to a time when there is no fear, and your world is filled with love and happiness.  That is the place that I pray that those families can go to in this time of insurmountable sadness.  

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Mary S. December 16, 2012 at 09:15 PM
This is such a sad event for this country. We keep going on and do nothing about control gun and getting them away from the hands of folks who do not deserve them. I can't believe I said that but I did. The majority of the NRA would like to see background checks, etc... Now, what I want to say is that this young man used the guns his mom had at home. She obtained them legally, he used them and she took her kids to target practice. The number one argument from gun nuts is "if so and so had a gun, they could have saved their lives." WOW! give me a break! This woman had her arsenal for protection....where is she now...dead! Let's see what happens after all the tears are gone and the children are buried. I hope this country does something to stop future deaths. You have a right to your gun, I have a right to live!


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