I feel like this blog merits a few words of solemnity in the wake of what happened in Boston yesterday. Prior to the events, I had pre-written entries scheduled to post about trivial topics such as baking, baby supplies, and my favorite things. But as this moment, those posts seem superfluous and thin in light of the grief people are feeling about this tragic event.
I always feel deeply saddened when something like this happens. I find myself fighting the overwhelming urge to wrap up in a thick blanket and disappear into the folds of my bed; torn between wanting to watch the news for information to explain said events, while simultaneously overcome by a sense of urgency to turn everything off and wish the reality of the sadness away.
For me these feelings feelings often linger for days, weeks, more... The unrelenting and often overwhelming fear that we try to move on from as we choose to see the light over the darkness, while still knowing that the darkness still exists out there.
I just pray that somehow this wave of violence ceases, it seems to be so present in our lives these days, flooding our inboxes, feeds, and channels via every medium of news. I can only hope and pray that my daughter will know a world where she feels safe, protected, and secure from the violence that was experienced by so many yesterday. My thoughts and prayers are with them.