it seems like every time we have a random act of violence in our country i struggle for a few days coping with what kind of world we are living in. it seems like it is happening more and more. the news reports get more detailed and the images more graphic. with the latest bombings in boston this week, i cringed watching the news.
it is difficult to raise young children in the world today. aside from the trials that i know they will face at school, there is turmoil and devestation throughout the world. while i know this has been the case throughout most of history, it seems like it is getting worse, and because of media and technology we are inundated with it at every turn. every time i have a cnn news update pop up on my phone i tense up.
while somedays i want to shut the door and keep our sweet innocent girls locked up and safe forever, i know that that is not an option. after dropping gracie off at school today i ran a couple errands with maddie. by the time we made it home i turned in my seat to find her sound asleep. i looked at her sitting so peacefully in her carseat, her chubby fingers were wrapped around her favorite frog. my heart ached for the family who lost their young son in boston, i can’t fathom the pain they are feeling. matthew made it home shortly after and we sat at the kitchen table talking with the news in the background. he said he teared up on the way to school that morning listening to the reports. i took some pictures of the girls playing today. i couldn't help but think about some of the ways we have and will have to explain the unexplainable.
//sometimes we get in trouble for not sharing//