Sunday, December 16, 2012

I Pray

It has been a long time since my last entry. I definitely feel like I have been caught up in the hustle and the bustle of the holidays. There is always so much to do, what with the cooking, the cleaning, the parties and family visits. The shopping and the gift giving, the mailing of cards and packages, and the decorating. The list goes on and on.  It's easy to get overwhelmed and to feel like there aren't enough hours in the day for me to do everything I absolutely "need" to get done.  I have been a little obsessed and crazy and running in circles until....

Friday, December 14th rolled around.  I was working a full day at the spa, but kept seeing important news flashes pop up on my smart phone.  There was a shooting at an elementary school. There were many fatalities. My heart stopped. This brought me to my knees. Innocent lives were lost, and countless families and an entire community has been shattered. I kept pacing at the spa, keeping other employees who were desperately wanting answers updated as best I could. But there were no answers. There are no answers. There is only deep and painful loss. I know that every parent in America, every parent in the world... is feeling for these families. I feel it, and I so want to do something, anything, to help ease their pain. The only thing I know to do is to drop back down to my knees and pray. So I am praying with all of my might that these families can soon feel some comfort and peace. And I am praying that as a society, we can find a way to better love, respect, and protect each other. 



  1. The single most beautiful thing I've read since this tragedy. Crying and praying with you.

  2. You're so right. All we can do is pray. I've been doing the same since I heard about this tragic event. I can't begin to imagine those parents pain over such senseless loss.

  3. I join you in your prayers...
    Leslie (Gwen Moss)

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