And then Friday happened…

Sometimes when I look at him I’m overcome with emotions and marvel that I had a part in creating something so precious, beautiful, and perfect to me. I love him so much more than I ever thought possible ♥

I am sure that by now your Facebook timelines,
Twitter feeds, and home pages have been inundated with coverage of the
Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting on Friday. I, like many others have been deeply
saddened by this tragedy. I had a very hard time getting my head around

I know I don’t typically get too serious here
on the blog but, I have to be honest with you all and say that this shooting
has really affected me. I have found myself tearing up at various times
throughout the day since it happened

As a mother myself, I just can’t even begin to
understand or comprehend what it would be like to not wake up to that face
above. He is my life. 
Before I had Ethan I would
have been saddened by this news but nowhere near as emotional about it as I am.
Ethan is my reason for everything I do. I live for him, and my love for him knows
no limits. I hugged him Saturday morning and started crying because I felt so
sad that there are 20 moms and dads who don’t get to hug their little ones.
 I find it so unfair that I still get to hug my little
one, still get to hear him say “I love you mommy”. That he still has his
innocence…he doesn’t yet know about violence or bad guys, shootings or guns.
I tear up that I am still here, because the adults that died were also
somebodies mother, daughter, sister, aunty, and friend.
Life is
too short we really need to cherish every moment not just with our children but
with all our loved ones. I’m praying for all those affected by this tragedy,
the killer’s family included.

But I am also not focusing on the killer; I am going to focus
instead on the 20 beautiful and innocent lives of the children and the 6
courageous adults who gave their lives trying to protect our children. Because
that is who they were…our children.

In Memoriam:

– Charlotte Bacon

– Daniel Barden

– Rachel Davino

– Olivia Engel

– Josephine Gay

– Ana M. Marquez-Greene

– Dylan Hockley

– Dawn Hochsprung

– Madeleine F. Hsu

– Catherine V. Hubbard

– Chase Kowalski

– Jesse Lewis

– James Mattioli

– Grace McDonnell

– Anne Marie Murphy

– Emilie Parker

– Jack Pinto

– Noah Pozner

– Caroline Previdi

– Jessica Rekos

– Avielle Richman

– Lauren Rousseau

– Mary Sherlach

– Victoria Soto

– Benjamin Wheeler

– Allison N. Wyatt

sorry if this is too heavy for a Monday morning, but this blog is where I go to
let my feelings out when they get too heavy to carry, I just wanted to do my
little piece in inuring that the victims were memorialized. They may be gone
but they will never be forgotten.


I’ll be hugging everyone a little tighter, saying I love you more than I already do, and savoring every single moment I have with them with a deeper appreciation than before. 

“We owe our children – the most vulnerable
citizens in any society – a life free from violence and fear.”

― Nelson Mandela

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