I will not live in fear!
I will not celebritize the senseless act that happened last Friday.
I will not let his disregard for life and the life of those little children break me down.
I will not spend my days looking over my shoulder.
I will not try to pretend that I understand what was going through that young man’s head for one moment.
How he could possibly have gotten to the point where he would shoot his own mother + then take his anger out on 6 + 7 year olds?
I will continue to uplift the families who are suffering in prayer.
I will remember to watch the last words I say to my children before I walk out my door each day.
I will continue to hug them + snuggle them every bit as much as I was already doing.
I will trust that God has a bigger plan in all this sadness even though I don’t understand it.
I will love more.
So that when my time goes, I will have hugged, said, done and been all that I could’ve to everyone in my life so that they won’t ever wonder how I felt about them.
But what I refuse to do is live my life in fear! I will not let this young man scare me from leaving my home, my husband, my children + my loved ones.
To those suffering in CT + all around the world today our prayers are with you.