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It's Okay to Grieve

Friday, December 14, 2012

What a heavy day. How do we admit that so much evil exists as to execute one's mother, 20 little kids, and even more? My heart is heavy, and I couldn't get through dinner without tears running down my face. I give myself permission to grieve, even if I've never met any of those killed or their families. I do know my cousin's sweet daughter attends a school about 10 minutes away from the scene of today's slaughter, and they are devastated. It's okay to grieve.
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    "Any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind..." John Donne.
    1952 days ago
    Thank you for this Celia. I'm at a loss for words still trying to process this tragedy.
    1953 days ago
    I had to stop listening to the news because my heart was hurting so bad, for the children, for their parents, for all the injured. So heartbreakingly sad.

    I prayed all night.
    1955 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/15/2012 6:04:10 PM
    There just isn't a word, is there, for how horrific this all is? :(

    Shortly after the Columbine shooting, there was a shooting at the small-town school where 2 of my children attended. Edited ~ I went on about this a bit but I took it out because this isn't my blog and felt I should. It's on my blog, if you want to read it.

    I know 'a little' bit about what these people are going through. It just breaks my heart in a trillion pieces. Every day I am grateful that I have my children. I hug them and tell them I love them EVERY single day.
    1955 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/15/2012 2:37:22 PM
    It truly is so sickening. I really can't even think about it and am avoiding watching television. I'm praying for all those families devastated by this but I can't allow myself to be bombarded by the media. I know it will be too much for me.
    1955 days ago
    So hard to accept that school was not safe for those little ones.
    1955 days ago
    my prayers goes out to the families and community of Newton
    1955 days ago
    I so agree Celia. What a horrible, horrible thing to happen. I got breaking news text at work and was in shock, then listening to WTOP on the way home had me in tears the entire drive. It is ok to grieve, I am grieving and most if not all of the nation I'm sure is also. I couldn't bring myself to watch FOX 5 news tonight.

    May all those little people and the others RIP and may their families, friends and yes, even strangers find comfort...somehow, some way.....

    1955 days ago
    Today is such a sad day for so many. Our hearts go out to those families who have lost loved ones, the first responders who had to see it and those that attend the school.

    I thought the Trooper that was giving the news conference was doing such a good job of discussing but being careful of the families feelings and I was proud of his efforts.

    1955 days ago
    I have been grieving, too. What a terrible tragedy.

    When is this country going to have a rational discussion about the easy availability of guns in this society?
    1955 days ago
    My heart is heavy tonight. There are no words to describe this horrible event. My prayers go out for those babies and their families and friends as well as for the teachers/administrators who tried to protect them.
    1955 days ago
    Omg thank-you I'm far away and upset and crying , just thinking how the families must feel. I'm glad you wrote this blog you're right it's ok so for today, I'll just grieve.

    Hope you're ok! emoticon
    1955 days ago
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