One thing I try to do on my little blog is to keep my posts focused on just quilts and sewing, and maybe a little lighthearted this-and-that. I leave the deep and dirty stuff to newspapers and television.
But not today.
It's been a hard day. I feel so sad and numb. My husband felt the same way. All my plans for the day seemed....insignificant.
I took my grandson to school today. Kindergarten. I watched him smiling with excitement when he saw his friend "Lucy" and how he couldn't wait to get out of the car to go see her. I didn't want to let him out of the car. I kept thinking about those little babies in Connecticut who were smiling, too, as they went to what should have been a safe place to learn, make friends, and be happy.
Felicia is right. There will be "celebrations of Christmas cheer" and we will "feel blessed that we made it through another year." Presents will be opened, good food will be served, and laughter will fill our homes. But not this year for some families.
My thoughts and prayers go to the families who have been affected by this and other senseless tragedies this year.