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simple things, joy in kids, sibling love, kids style, kids clothing I truly struggled with posting today, after the events in Newton, Connecticut on Friday everything seems trivial and I actually feel extremely selfish. My heart is heavy, my heart hurts for those families who have lost. I feel selfish talking about my sadness and how the events have affected my heart – when nothing on earth can compare to the pain, sadness and loss those families who had children ripped from them, are feeling. I feel selfish posting photos of my children being happy, I feel selfish enjoying things that feel trivial after Friday, I feel selfish being thankful for the lives and loves I am blessed with.

But I also feel the need to continue to find joy in the simple (maybe even now trivial things), I am so very thankful for that these two little people that call me Mommy. Thankful they fill our lives with so much joy, and for that I will do my best to keep them from growing up in a dark world. The only way I know how to keep them from the dark is to keep them in the light, filled with the happiness and joy that we create. So I continue to share moments I never want to forget, even though right now they make me feel very selfish – because not only do I never want to forget how my kids put their boots on the wrong feet, I never want to forget those sweet children the world lost on Friday.

To the families in Newton, Connecticut: we grieve with you, send love to you, you are in all our thoughts – your beautiful children will not be forgotten, WE want to remember them forever.

© 2012, HEART & HABIT. All rights reserved.

· December 17, 2012 · in Daily Dose,remember forever


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@murrjohnson December 17, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I’m sitting here, crying… reading your beautifully written words. You express exactly what I feel, and what is very hard for me, and others, to express at this dark time in our world. I’m so blessed and thankful to know someone as kind and selfless as you. You’re a wonderful mother, a sweet friend, and a compassionate & caring human being.


Mel December 17, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Beautifully written! May they rest in peace little angels.


Shaynah December 18, 2012 at 10:34 am

beautiful post! The events also made me sit back and remember all the things I love about mothering my children. I have definitely slowed down and soaked them in a bit more – I just hope I always remember to do that, not just in the aftermath of such a tragic event. Thank you for sharing this.


Rikki December 18, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Perfectly said. Enjoy those kiddos!


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