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Sadness

on December 17, 2012

I’ve done a lot in the past few days. I went to my office Christmas party, saw The Hobbit with my family, hung out with some of the teen girls from the church, made some Christmas presents, and various other things. But only one thing has been on my mind, and I just can’t shake it. I had no intention of posting about the shooting in Connecticut, but it’s the only thing I’ve been able to think about for days. I have no personal connection with the shooting–apart from the fact that I am a human who cares about other humans, but I can’t seem to function after hearing that news. I just keep hearing my husband’s words over and over again. They haunt me. When we were talking about it on Friday evening, hubby said, “When I was listening to the news, I just kept thinking ‘What if some of those parents were like us? What if it took them six or seven years to have a kid only to have some a**hole shoot them?'” It makes me cry just typing it.

I desperately want a child, and I know that hubby feels the same way. But the thought that we could work so hard and go through all of this pain just to have a child that we ultimately can’t protect scares and upsets me to the point that it is crippling.

I have nothing but sadness in my heart for those families. I have nothing but sadness in my heart for the pointless violence and death that occurred on Friday and occurs on a daily basis in this country and around the world.

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One response to “Sadness

  1. hopingonhope says:

    I thought the same when I heard the shootings… its shocking and I just want to hug my nieces and nephews tighter after this.

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