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Even after avoiding the Sandy Hook news all weekend (it makes me cry every. single. time), I just can’t shake the yuck, friends. There are a hundred things that I know to be true that I could tell myself as a comfort, but this is one of those times where there just aren’t feel-better words.
As a mama, as a former classroom teacher, as a member of society, my heart is grieved.
A friend’s child noted that just as 26 lives were cut short at Sandy Hook Elementary, there are 26 letters in the alphabet. And out of a conversation with some blogging friends was born the idea to act in love and remembrance, to overshadow evil with acts of kindness.
With my letter in mind, yesterday Burke, Piper Jane and I headed to the Denver Zoo. We hang out there a few times a month, so a trip to the zoo isn’t really a noteworthy event in our house. However, me saying YES to my kid’s oft requested tour of Bird World is something they take note of.
After Bird World, a trek home, and lunch, I had a chance to say YES again- this time to my son and his Lego building adventures. I usually guard the coveted naptime hours vigilantly for ‘mama chores,’ but really loved just spending some one on one Lego time with him instead today.
Some of my ‘blog friends’ chose other letters- I would encourage you to check out their posts today as well-
To those effected by the tragedy in CT- we are thinking of you, praying for you, and doing these acts of love in your honor.
ps- If you’d like to get involved, pick a letter and get to it! We’d love to hear about it if you have a minute to leave a comment, write about it in a blog post (send us the link) or drop us an email.