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Normally a post on December 15 would be titled happy birthday to me or it’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to or something like that. Not today.
I woke up this morning with the heaviest of hearts and eyes on the verge of shedding tears again.
I don’t think that there has been any single event besides 9/11 that has affected me this way. My first instinct was to yank my own elementary students out of school, wrap them in bubble wrap, never let them out of my site, and to homeschool them.
I look at my own 6 and 8 year olds and wonder how anyone could hurt them. They are so innocent still.
I cannot imagine how the families of the children, the teachers, and, yes, of the shooter are feeling this morning. I can only imagine it felt like waking up from a nightmare and then realizing you weren’t asleep. My thoughts, my prayers, my tears, and my broken heart are for you all.
note: that is a new image. I’m not sure who was passing around the blue and yellow one but I checked the school’s website.
Green and white is correct.
I think that is all I can say right now. This has just left me stumbling over my own thoughts unable to find the words I want.
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Stars for the little ones. Hearts for their teachers.
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