Just Simple Ramblings…
Since the horrific tragedy I had to stay away from the internet. I couldn’t write because I wasn’t even sure what to say. If you visited Facebook as so much of us do every day, it was bombarded with opinions of what is wrong with our country.
Let’s face it there is many things wrong with our country but there are 27 families grieving and trying to pick up the broken pieces of what is now their shattered life. I guess it’s like anything in life, when you get cancer everyone tries to tell you why you got it. What you eat caused it or you didn’t exercise enough. So I get that everyone wants to figure out how to fix this, how to stop this horrible thing from ever happening again.
I don’t know how to fix it, how to stop it from ever happening again. I am not sure if any of know the answer. There is mental health issues, gun control issues and plain just evil in the world issues. I have no idea how to stop it and what needs to be changed. I do know that again I am reminded of how precious life is. How in any moment our worlds can be shattered. So yet again I realize that as 2013 approches I want to change my families life. I want to give back to humanity. I want to raise my children to be modest, humble and giving. All that truly matters is our family and the love we have for each other. Nothing else truly matters in the end. Through this horrific tragedy I continue to re-evaluate my life, my values and where I am going.
Today is Christmas Eve, my kids are excited and anxious with the arrival of Santa. I am grateful to celebrate another Christmas with each of them. My heart also hurts for those who have lost loved ones and who Christmas is a hard time of year. But in the end I am pressent, I am with my family and I am at peace. Today I will reflect on all the blessings I am surrounded by.