I Don’t Know What to Say
I don’t have any eloquent words. There is nothing I can say that will help anyone wrap their minds around the tragic events of Friday’s shooting in Newtown, Conn. But it feels wrong to sit here, looking at a blank page and try to come up with something related to health or fitness or parenting challenges.
As a mother, the events of last week hit too close to home. The grief those parents and that community are feeling is truly unfathomable. You trust that when you send your kids off into the world, they’ll come back at the end of the day. And the fact that these innocent little kids didn’t get to go back home, to hug their parents, to tease a sibling, to open Christmas presents…it’s heartbreaking.
I haven’t been able to sleep. I’ve cried so many tears for those families and those children. I’ve hugged my family a lot tighter. Because that’s all I can do. —Erin