Like so many others who have written more eloquently than I, I was stunned and horrified at the tragedy that unfolded in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday. I have spent the past week sprinting to the end of the year at work. I needed to insulate myself from the news. I avoided Facebook and Twitter because it was too triggering. Those babies were just a year older than my Munch. I blocked out the sorrow, panic, and anxiety until the drive home from work. All I could do was sob and think of all the parents who could not spend more time with their babies.
This holiday season I am choosing self care as my preservation to survive the chaos of the holiday season. I am choosing to view this season through the perspective of my beautiful little girls. My family, my friends, and my faith sustain me. Have a blessed holiday season and keep all those grieving losses in your hearts and prayers.