What’s Going On? Seventh Light, Seventh Night
The senselessness of today’s shooting of so many young souls and their teachers has left me brokenhearted. I was working in an elementary school today and heard the news during my lunch. It chilled me to the core: this was the same age group, the same type of community where you would not expect anything like this to occur. I sat in the room stunned: I had no idea if anyone knew of the tragedy in Connecticut, and felt I had no one to turn to, talk to, share my feelings with. I can only imagine how the parents must have felt: I wonder how many wanted to rush to the school to hug their child?
When I got home, I did that, as best I could: I called my daughter and then my son, both knowing they were no where near the tragic event, knowing they are adults on their own…and a father just wanted to make sure they were both ok (spouses too, for they are now “my kids” too).
Doing the Chanukah ceremony the way I’ve been doing it has made me feel closer to the kids. Alexis, my daughter-in-law, said that if we can’t spend Chanukah together in the future, we should make this a tradition. I agree wholeheartedly.
Not much else to say. I’m saddened by the atrocity that occurred today, as I’m sure many of you are. I’ll leave you with the following video: I think it says it all.
Posted on December 15, 2012, in Caring, Counsling, Family, Fear, Grief, Healing, Inspiration, Love, Prayers, Spiritual, Support, Therapy and tagged anger, Assault Riffles, caring, Chanukah, compassion, concern, Connecticut, coping, Danbury, death, Fear, frightened, God, Gun Control, Gun Shooting, Guns, Hanukkah, Killing, lighting candles, Marvin Gaye, Murder, strength, What's Going On. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.