Clay and I just got back from celebrating Christmas with his side of the family.
We spent the night there, the kiddos played their hearts out with their cousins, Santa came, we exchanged amazing gifts, we ate good food. But my mind kept drifting away. To Connecticut. And my eyes would fill up with tears and my heart would ache and I'd meet my husband's eyes and he'd know because he's feeling the exact same way. And although we didn't speak about it, I think every adult in that house we feeling it. There was a somberness amongst us that has never been there before.
To think that our beautiful and bright and curious and cherished children could just be taken away in an instant is too much for my heart to bear. I hugged my kids tighter, let them stay up later, overlooked some sassy words... just so thankful that they are here.
I cannot imagine the pain the families in Newtown, Connecticut are experiencing. I am so, so sorry for everyone affected by this tragedy.
So very sorry.