26 dead, including 20 children. This is the latest death toll from today’s school shooting in Connecticut.
There are no words.
Nothing can be said to make sense of this horrific tragedy. I am devastated by the news and fear for the safety of my children more and more each day. We live in a fearful world and yes, I am afraid. Nothing is sacred.
We live in a world where our children face danger while at school. We as parents are naive to think our children are safe anywhere but for some reason when they are at school, we think to ourselves, “OK, they are at school. We’re good.” I am sure many of the parents of Sandy Hook Elementary School felt the same way.
I think about myself and my own crazy morning routine. As a working mother there are times when we barely make it out the door in time to catch the bus. We race to the bus stop and sometimes my son leaps from the car and runs to the bus and we don’t even get a chance to say “goodbye.” No hug, no kiss, sometimes not even a wave.
20 children die at school. There are no words.
My deepest prayers and condolences to all the families affected by today’s tragedy. My heart aches for you. Those children could have been my children – my son. I cry for you. I pray for you. As a mother, I hurt for you.
There are no words, just enormous sympathy.