This week has been a hard one. Earlier this morning I learned about the Colorado shooting at the theater in Aurora, Colorado. My heart tore when I heard about the children involved. I thought about all the families hurting today.
At first I wondered out loud why were there kids at a midnight showing. Not judging at all. I know many moms who take their kids everywhere. I am in awe of that. I recall the early days in a blur. I wish I did more instead of hiding at home. I did not blame the victims for one second.
When I made lunch for my girls today it struck me that I am not just sad for the children and their families. They may have been out because of a celebration. The 9 year old could have had a great report card and earned to go to the Batman movie. The possibilities are endless. We may never know the details.
I am sad because all that were there was someone’s child, each theater patron. There are all have hurting families today not just the young kids. It is very sad indeed.
You make a thousand decisions as a parent. You never know. Live life. That is the best thing I am learning this week of many traumas.
Life is too short.