These last few months, as I have shared , have been insane for me. I have changed everything in my world, and therefore everything in my world has been affected because of it. While some relationships have grown stronger, there are others that have suffered. I've let go of a lot of things and relationships that mean a lot to me in order to simply get through all that is going on.
The shooting at Sandy Hook has had more shaken up then I've ever been with a school shooting. Every day since, there have been tears. I listen to the stories of the children and what they went through and my heart literally aches. Without intention I instantly and constantly imagine my own 7 year old son in their place experiencing that kind of fear and trauma, and simply the thought is too much to bear.
I can't imagine living it.
I think it's hit all of America pretty hard. And while it's a horrific thing to witness around Christmas time, it's also served as a bit of a wake up call to really make the most of every moment we have with the ones we love and care about.
And so with these last two weeks of the year that is exactly what I'm going to do.
I've decided to set aside the busy and simply enjoy every moment I have left this season with my family and friends.