I was all ready to put up a new blog post yesterday when the news broke about the senseless tragedy that happened to the children and families in Newtown, Connecticut. I mourn along with the rest of the nation, and like so many I am in shock. It stuck a cord with me because we are in the process of adopting a 6 year old, and every morning when she leaves for school, I do what the parents in that small Connecticut town more than likely did, and that was I hugged my child, and told her I loved her. I played out the scene in my head as most of us did when we first heard of the shooting, and wondered…why? I was scheduled to go to her school play yesterday and help her build a gingerbread house in class. It took me half an hour to compose myself before I could go into the classroom, because every time I started to walk into the school and I saw the tiny faces, I fell apart. It was so difficult to even imagine that the lives of these innocent children and those of the heroic adults who tried to save them, were taken away from their loved ones in such a heartless act. It was such an incredibly sad day for so many, so if you read this post, please take a moment to pray for the victims and their families, and if you have children give them a hug, and never, ever take them for granted.