Some thoughts on writing and life
|I am so devastated today, I just can't stop my heart from aching. This morning a gunman walked into an elementary school in Newtown Connecticut and killed 20 precious children and 6 adults. I cannot wrap my head around this horrific news, the pure evil of this act of violence. As a mom of three young children, I cannot imagine the agony the parents of those young, innocent victims are going through right now. My prayer tonight is for God to bring peace to their hearts, somehow and soon. And I hope he brings peace to all of the families and friends of all of the victims. It feels good to write about this - I don't know why. I feel like if I write it down, then these overwhelming emotions will seep out of me and onto this virtual paper. I have a tendency to dwell on such tragedies, like Colunbine and 9-11. Maybe it's an unhealthy thing that I've pretty much cried for most of the day.
I was going to skip today's prompt for Blogging Circle of Friends, because I don't like thinking about death and dying, but in light of all I've just written, that's pretty much unavoidable today anyways.
The prompt asks what would I choose for my last meal and with whom would I share it. I would be with the three most beautiful kids in the world - my children of course - and I would let them pick whatever meal they wanted to eat. The food just doesn't matter to me - even if it is my last meal ever. For one, I would NOT want to hear any complaining about what we're having for dinner on my last day, and two, I wouldn't even want to waste any precious time eating. What would be most important to me would be all of the hugs and kisses I'd be dishing out for each of them. The time I spend with my children is the most precious, most cherished time I have or will ever have spent in my lifetime.
God Bless the Children