Friday I ran a virtual 5k in memory of the lives lost in Sandy Hook, CT.
Until now I have not publicly blogged about the event. It is close to my heart as I not only grew up in Connecticut but my sister lived in Sandy Hook for many years. As she described it after the tragedy Sandy Hook is a quiet and lovely New England town, things like this shouldn’t happen here, or anywhere.
This year my youngest, Mr. Cutsie-face, also started kindergarten and that could have been his, or any of our kids class, friends, teachers, principal. When I heard the news, like many of you, I cried, I broke down and I prayed. In fact I did so more than once. Even today I prayed while running and felt the tears welling up. With sadness and anger I have turned to the Lord to help me with my feelings about Sandy Hook and all the lives lost. I cannot imagine what any of the families, friends and relatives have been and continue to go through.
However I think the town of Sandy Hook has set an inspiring and faithful example to us all. They refused to let this tragedy define them, rather they have chosen to let is strengthen them both faithfully and as a community.
God will ALWAY reign over evil…always.
So Friday I ran for those lost, those who have found God through this tragedy, my own family and yours. I also found a special place to hang my medal. Even though I did Disney Princess last weekend I felt this medal deserved a place all its own. I have hung it in front of my treadmill next to the pictures of my own children as a reminder to me of how special they are and to never forget
God Bless and have a wonderful week.