Newton, Connecticut

I’ve been speechless very few times in my life.

Yesterday’s news not only rendered me speechless, but made me feel sick, physically, mentally, emotionally.

Yesterday was like every other Friday here at the house of Big & Small.

Big was at school, Small and I went about our day.
We went to speech therapy. Then we went to gymnastics, where we had a ribbon ceremony since it was his last class. Then we came home and snuggled on the couch while watching some of our favourite shows.
Then we spent some time with my mom, abuela, before it was time to pick up Big from school.

Nothing out of the ordinary happened around here yesterday.

Sadly, there are families in Connecticut that cannot say the same.

Twenty children were killed at their school yesterday.

Twenty.

And there was more.

Six adults were also killed.

That’s twenty six.

Twenty six unsuspecting people lost their lives yesterday.
Their families are forever changed.

We are forever changed by this senseless tragedy.

an image that was circulating around yesterday.

an image that was circulating around yesterday.

What happened has now sparked debates of all kinds. Gun control. Mental health issues. To toy gun or not to toy gun. You name it. And there are some people who are making a lot of sense with their opinions and points of view.

However, now, right now, I am much too sad to weigh in on any of these issues.

I keep thinking back to yesterday, when nothing out of the ordinary was happening around here.
I keep thinking back to yesterday, when I stood outside Big’s school, Small at my side, and we patiently waited to see him run out of the school with no cares or worries.
I keep thinking back to yesterday, and I keep feeling humbled, grateful, blessed, to have be en able to say, “yesterday was just an ordinary day.”

For the town of Newton there was nothing ordinary about yesterday

My heart, my whole heart goes out to all the families involved in yesterday’s tragedy.

My prayers are for you all.

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