I just wanted to blog a few thoughts about the horrible tragedy that happened in Sandy Hook Elementary last week.
This like the shooting in Aurora hits close to home for me.
I have a mom who has been a school teacher for almost thirty years now. She has taught 2nd, 4th and now 3rd graders. She gets up every day to be at the school an hour before it starts and stays well after it closes. She spends weekends and late nights preparing for her kids. She has taught doctors, lawyers, firefighters, teachers, bus drivers, trainers, coaches, dental hygienists, accountants, moms, electricians, business owners, and dads. She loves my siblings with every fiber of her being and she loves her kids at school just the same. She fights for each kid to have the education they need and deserve.
She's just like the brave women who gave their lives last Friday for those sweet babies.
She does her job each and every day because she believes in it, just like they did.
We don't know much of the why for Sandy Hook. At first this really bothered me. But now, I'm glad we don't know because it allows for more stories to come forward about how wonderful these educators were. On December 14, 2012, those women taught the ultimate lesson, from John 15:13, "There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends."
It is absolutely tragic what happened. And I can barely stand to watch any news on it for more than 5 minutes before turning the channel and crying all over again for those babies. It is still hard to think about the days that lie ahead for educators, including my momma.
I'm looking for the good again, because it's all I can do. I pray that God loves on and heals the hearts of Newtown.
And I also pray that God keeps my momma, all educators, and students everywhere safe.
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