We are Still Here!
Yep, I am still here! The world didn't explode! Load off huh?
First things first... my heart and prayers go out to the children, teachers, town and their families. My prayers go out to the mom that lost her life by her son's hand and their family. I also, pray for the young man. I truly understand the pain of the town.
However, I can only try to understand the pain of loosing a child.
I don't know if you all remember the Thurston Shooting in Oregon. I do.. we lived just down the street of the High School. My own children were not old enough to be in high school yet. But, my daughter attended her friends brother's funeral. She was also friends with a boy who's brother was shot. My foster daughter's brother was found covered in blood.. no he was not physically hurt. My Husband's boss was best friends with the parents who were murdered. I could go on but I won't.
The sadness was overwhelming.
I have been a preschool teacher for over 20 years. I own and run a small school. Over the years of working with kids I have noticed two things that are lacking and stand out like no other. Those "Things" are empathy & respect for all living things.
Children are my life.They are my heart. They are all gifts to be treated with kindness and respect. We can't hid the world from them..no matter how we might try. We can't keep them home every minute of the day. We can only give them open arms to run to.
I am not going to make a statement on guns. I am not going to make a statement on how to parent your children.
What I want to say is... Treat each person big or small with respect and kindness. We are all just trying to find our way. When we come across people who are mean to us... just remember.. They must be so sad inside. Lift them up with kindness... make that difference in their life in that moment. It is not your job to save the world... but, it is your job to spread love not hate. There is so much negative and it spreads like wild fire.... spread the positive. It truly makes a difference.
My Christmas Wish for You
Find your passion and you will find your peace.
My passion is Family, Children and Art!
Cheers to 2013
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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!