Monday, December 17, 2012

Let There Be Peace

It could have been our town.

It could have been our elementary school.

It could have been our children.

I simply can't wrap my brain around it.  I can't.  The senselessness.  The wretchedness.  The brutality.

My heart aches with a constant dull throbbing.

This weekend I stopped and took it all in.  All that I have to be grateful for, to be thankful for.

Ignoring the petty bullshit of everyday life that really means nothing and to be honest with you, kinda judging those who chose to focus on trivial minutae.

I don't know what the answers are. 

I do know that I will never again become impatient when I'm not immediately buzzed in to my child's school.

I do know that today, I will thank a teacher.

I do know that on Christmas morning in my Trenches, all the presents will be eagerly unwrapped.

And I do know that in Newtown, Connecticut, there are 20 children and 6 adults will never have a chance to celebrate the 2012 holidays with their families.


 Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was meant to be.
With God as our father
Brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me
Let this be the moment now.
With every step I take
Let this be my solemn vow.
To take each moment
And live each moment
With peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth,
And let it begin with me.

1 comment:

Kjmom said...

Amen, sista.


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