Last night, we had a holiday party to go to, and it was so nice to dress warm, and even wear a coat!! Erika took this of Greg and I in front of the tree before we left.
We got up this morning, (pretty late) to a visit from our oldest daughter, and two grandgirls. Geeps took our youngest granddaughter and went to get donuts for everyone. I thought they looked so adorable sitting on the sofa, with the coffee table tilted up for them to have their donuts and a little cartoon.
I like this picture below, because you can see the lights from the house through the window, and also the reflection of the lights on the glass top of the coffee table.
This morning, Gennifer, Erika, their Dad and I, sat in the family room talking about the horrific tragedy in Connecticut yesterday. I know that this has hit everyone hard. Such a senseless act, with no explanation. Mommies and Daddies hugged their children tight, and wept. We talked, and cried, and in the background, we could hear our three little ones, laughing and playing, and we are so thankful. Thankful for their health, for their innocence. Thankful that they know nothing of this terrible tragedy. Praying for all of those families in Newtown. Every child, every parent, teacher, officer and family member that had a loved one in that building. Most of all, for the parents whose children did not come home that day.
There is no answer to the why this had to happen. I have absolutely no idea what to do, or how to help, or even if anyone can. But certainly, above all else, this unspeakable thing that happened yesterday is weighing heavy on our hearts. It is hard to be joyous when something like this has happened. But it also makes you look at your life and your gifts....your family, a little bit differently. Family is everything.