Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Newtown Reflections

Please hang in there with me as I spill my thoughts out in a possibly not so eloquent manner.

After 9/11, I  refused to not fly because that is what they would have wanted.

After shootings in movie theatres, I didn't stop going..I didn't want to live my life in fear.

After what happened last week...well, I just cannot stop thinking about it. I cannot stop thinking about those little babes who so senselessly lost their life because of a monster. I cannot stop thinking about what happens if we adopt. I am scared to send a child to school. I am scared to raise what I think is a good child and they turn out to be a monster that could do something like this. This tragedy has hit me in a way I didn't know was possible.

I worry about loosing a child I do not even have. I know this is not the way to live and there is a lot more good then there is bad in this world...but this is, sadly, the world we live in now. Is this the world I wish to raise a child in?

My heart breaks for the parents and families of all the victims and I cannot imagine the grief and heartbreak they are dealing with...how their lives have forever changed. But do I let this killer who killed 26 innocent people & let him 'rule' my future because I am scared?


2 comments:

  1. Good question. I struggled with sending K to school yesterday, but I also know I can't protect her from everything. I can't keep her in a bubble for the rest of her life. All I can do is have faith that she'll be okay, and when she's old enough, teach her about the good in the world and try to steer her from evil.

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  2. Hi! I have been reading your blog and commend you for your journey. You bring up a good question. Something I have thought about too and wrote about. I have similar feelings about bringing a child into this world, but I also realize the good that is there too. I love Katie's comment. We have to keep the faith.

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