My husband and I were out of town the last few days and yesterday we had very limited media access.

We learned of the school shooting in Connecticut belatedly and I’m just now reading the news articles and trying to take in the horror along with all of you.  Of course this news preempts my previously planned blog post.  My hope is we would all take this senseless act and use it as a reminder to ‘practice random acts of kindness’ in honor of the children and others who lost their lives.

No matter what the authorities discover in their long investigations, it will never change what happened.  From the brother of the shooter who was wrongly accused to the families of those who died, their lives will never be the same again.

However, there is always an opportunity for something good to come from the ashes of something so awful.  My prayer is that we would all dig deep and reach within ourselves to find a way to make the world a bit brigher in response to this.

Robin Coyle had a wonderful suggestion to send cards of condolences and support to the school on her blog.  Please considering joining me in participating.  Here’s the mailing address:

Sandy Hook Elementary School

12 Dickenson Drive

Sandy Hook, CT   06482

Please keep everyone involved in your prayers as our nation works to recover from the shock of this terrible event.