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They are hurting…

on December 14, 2012

I’m sorry…just needed to vent.

My heart is broken hearing of the tragedy at Sandy Brook Elementary School. Yes, an elementary school.  I am sitting on my couch, inconsolable…and I know none of these kids, teachers, parents, brothers or sisters. My heart literally hurts.

This week, I have been surrounded by events that have happened. Events that make people question, why? These events have opened my eyes to a world of pain, hate, sadness and loss. I’m no longer worried about the tiles falling off in our bathroom or our sprinklers not being blown out. It just doesn’t matter anymore…there are SO many people out there right now that are hurting much, much more.

Yesterday, I attended the funeral of one very special woman. She left behind a husband, 3 young boys and a family who loved her very much. They are hurting.

Looking at the pile of canned goods that our school has collected for families in need…wondering how they’re going to feed their family. They are hurting.

Imagining these  kids at Sandy Brook…18 of them who lost their innocent lives. Even the kids and teachers who survived will forever be haunted by this act of terror. Seeing photo upon photo pop up of kids who are in complete panic. Kids should never be a witness to anything like this.  They are hurting.

Watching the President hold a news conference, crying. We are ALL hurting.

Yeah, my problems are pretty small.

Tonight, when your kids aren’t eating their dinner…be thankful they’re home safe. Or, tomorrow when they’re throwing a fit because they want ice cream for breakfast…be thankful they still have their voice. Hug and kiss your kids a little bit extra, not only tonight…but everyday.

May God bless everyone who is hurting.

2 responses to “They are hurting…

  1. This brought tears to my eyes. I’ve been hurting all day over this tragedy – it is just simply unfathomable. Beautiful post, Catie.

  2. dawn says:

    Spoken from your heart. Here our prayers Lord!

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