In Pace Requiescant

[may they rest in peace]

Like the rest of the country, I am deeply affected by the shootings in Connecticut last week.  I was at work when I heard the news and was unable to pull myself away from the footage.  I watched President Obama's press conference with a colleague, and I found myself raining tears on his desk.  

My heart goes out to the families in Connecticut who lost someone precious.  I have been hugging my children a bit tighter and longer all weekend - thankful for their little faces, their sweet little hands and hearts. 

The following advice from Fred Rogers (of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood) has helped me in some small way.  I hope it does for you too.

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world." – Fred Rogers

See you swoon,

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