After learning the details of Friday’s horrific school shooting in Connecticut on top of reporting the latest tragic chapter in the story of the missing Evansdale cousins, I embraced as much normalcy as possible this weekend. To be able to sit down in the living room and hear my children playing nearby sounded wonderful. To know no matter how crabby and over-tired and stressed we all are at times during the hectic weekdays that often lead up to activity-filled weekends, we are together and we’re okay. The loss of innocent children, in an instant, reminds me that little in life as a parent matters beyond some core basics. Do your kids know you love them? Do you navigate through work and school schedules with patience and admission of your mistakes? Are you doing what you can to be a better person? Then praying your kids will follow your actions more than hollow words? Yes to all four is my goal.
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 54
This post was written by Tara on December 16, 2012