When Tragedy Strikes

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”?

Thank God.

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.


About Kerrie Strong

Years ago, I chose to suppress my creative side in favor of a career (or two, or three) in science. This blog is filled with exercises intended to reverse the atrophy of my right brain. I hope you enjoy my ramblings.
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1 Response to When Tragedy Strikes

  1. Gwen says:

    That’s all we can do, Kerrie. Hold our kids close and be grateful for every day we have with them.

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