I know I don’t typically mention things on here that are not family related, but I just can’t bring myself to post some happy-go-lucky holiday post without taking a moment to talk about the elementary school shooting last week. Almost a week later, I still tear up when I think about the people who lost their lives and their grieving families. I don’t know if it’s because I have a child the same age or because it happened at a public school or that it’s so close to Christmas, but this tragedy has really hit me hard. I can’t even begin to imagine what those few terrifying minutes were like for all of the children, including the ones that did survive. I mean, how do you help your child get past that and help them feel safe again? I pray that God holds the grieving families in His hand and that he gives wisdom to all of the parents in how to deal with the repercussions of the shooting.