My heart has been heavy this week already with the one year anniversary of Sandy Hook fast approaching. I have done my best this past year to honor each of the children who lost their lives that day... to remember them here on my blog and in our family. Today each of those children and staff members have been running through my mind as I vowed once again to never forget them. To never forget the promises we made one year ago to cherish life and our children more and savor every moment, because we never know what the future holds.
I added Claire Davis to my prayer list today. She was critically wounded in yesterday's shooting at Arapahoe High School here in Denver and her family is reaching out to our community to pray for her healing.
I hate that this continues. I hate that there are so many mornings when I drop the kids off at school with a smile and wave goodbye from Kassidy and Kameron, or air hugs and blowing kisses from Kennedy and Keeghan through the car window and that fleeting thought goes through my head... "What if that was it?"
None of us know what the future holds. And while we cannot live in fear, I will remember those who have fallen and I will make sure that my children know they are loved and cherished with every goodbye.