Sunday, December 16, 2012

Remembering Sandy Hook

Wanted to write a quick post in reference to the tragic events that took place in Newtown, CT at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  It's incomprehensible the loss of life that occurred; everyone around the world has been shaken by this.  Those poor children will never know what it's like to grow up, graduate, get married or have a family of their own.  And those heroic teachers who died saving kids will miss out on living the rest of their lives.

In the midst of wedding planning it's so easy to get caught up in the trivial details that seem of the utmost importance at the time, and forget the true meaning and gravity of joining your life with someone you love and starting a family together (if you so choose).  Events like what happened in Sandy Hook and what's been happening in general with senseless death and despair have me absolutely terrified of bringing children into this world, where evil things happen and leave you with feelings of hopelessness and fear.  But there's a decision to be made--you can live your life in fear, allow it to paralyze you and stop you from experiencing all the things that life has to offer, or you can celebrate each day as a gift and appreciate all the people in your life who you love and who love you.

 So hold your loved ones close and make an effort to appreciate everything and everyone in your life.  With all the craziness in the world, it's truly seeming more and more like a miracle to wake up each morning and see another day.  Don't ever take this for granted.

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