Too many horrible things have happened here this week, and today’s news was the worst. I can’t get into it, but it involved a mother and child. So very few words today. I held my children close, and said a thankful prayer; as I feel I’ve had to do too often lately. And as I did so, I couldn’t help but think she must have done the same with her daughter after Sandy Hook. Did she hold her child that day, and think “Thank God that wasn’t us”?
I remember a friend asking that day, “How did those parents take another breath? How did they go on after what happened?” That question has stuck with me for months.
There is a quote about making the decision to have a child meaning you will forever carry your heart outside your body, unprotected.
Never before has that resonated as much as it does today.