Our children challenge and reward us every day. They give us hope, laughter and joy. They call on us to stand up, get up, stay in the game. They beg us to give of our selves and in return they bathe us in their innocence, exuberance and energy. This week’s shocking shooting at a small town Connecticut primary school has caused so many of us to hold our children closer and reflect on our vulnerabilities as parents – the limitations of our ability to protect our children and the unthinkable horror of losing them.
I have no wisdom to share, but want to just share with you all that you are not alone in your reflections, pain, grief and confusion. Take comfort in your community and resolve to be part of the solution.
I found this article by a mother of a child with mental illness in the US moving.