Saturday, December 15, 2012

Thankful for Throw-up...

How ironic that I posted my thankful/Thanksgiving post yesterday? That after I posted that, I learned about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. That as soon as I heard this news, I immediately felt sorrow for the victims and their families, but so, so thankful that my children were safe.

Today, I am thankful for throw-up. Really, it's the little things in life, right?! :)
I'm thankful my son came home from school early yesterday because he was sick and that he kept me up all night because he was throwing up. :(
I'm thankful that my daughter got off of her bus at 3 o'clock and was then home safe.
I'm thankful that Aleah peed her bed yet again last night.
I'm thankful for all of the bedding I have to wash because of Aleah peeing her bed and Hunter throwing up in his.
I'm thankful for these every day things that I would normally get aggravated about or maybe even lose patience with.
I am thankful that this did not happen at my children's school.

And I am broken.
I am completely rocked to the core.
I'm confused.
I'm in shock.
I just don't even have the words.
If that would have been one of my babies...
If that would have even just been at their school...
I can't fathom the thought without losing my mind...
With every news article I read or watched, every blog post, every Facebook post, I cried. The tears are still flowing.
If this has disturbed me in this way, I can only imagine the pain the people in the town of Newtown, CT are feeling.
The pain that the parents are feeling who's children didn't get to come home from school yesterday.
20 empty beds.
20 Christmas trees with presents underneath them that the children will never get to open.

My Papa and Nana, and all of the other angels in Heaven that I know are so, so lucky at this time. They are blessed to not have to be dealing with the evil that is in this world today. All we can do is pray. Pray for the families, pray for the victims, pray for the town, pray for each other. LOVE one another.

Okay, I'm done rambling... End rant.


  1. It is horrible. Definitely counting my blessings!

  2. Thanks so much for following my blog. I'm your newest follower. I agree, yesterdays tragic events have made me stop in my tracks and realize how many things I have to be thankful for. Stacie xo