14 December 2012

sleep in heavenly peace. / saddened and trying to be hopeful.

i am so saddened and horrified about the elementary school shooting. my mind keeps wandering to those sweet little children, their teachers, the heroes among them and all that happened today. i watched 20/20 and learned how one young teacher shuttled her first grade students into a tiny bathroom and told them they had to wait for the good guys to come. she said that everything would be okay, she told them that she loved them. she wanted that to be the last thing they heard if they were to die. she wanted them to know that they were loved. thankfully, they survived.

i am so heartbroken and frustrated that bad horrifying things happen to good people; innocent little children anticipating christmas day. however, i am uplifted hearing stories like these that there are those shining examples that stand up and light the path when darkness hits. i know those children who were killed will be with God. i know they are in a safe and happy place. i know there is life after death. i know their parents will see them again someday. i know families are forever.

i've been struggling to think positively and be brave and think happy thoughts. i've been wondering how i'll ever let my children out of my sight. i wonder if can buy them a bubble for christmas. if i could, i might like to put them in one and never let anything bad ever happen to them. of course, i realize if i did that.. nothing good would ever happen to them either. it is hard enough being a mom. days like today make it even harder. 

when i am ever feeling down, these amazing (true story) messages always put things in perspective for me. i am strengthened by them (pick a topic and find one to watch). perhaps they will help you too. am praying for those in pain and hugging my littles tighter than before. we are so blessed to have each other.









7 comments:

{amy k.} said...

my heart has been aching all day. i too want to put my baby girl in a bubble.... i old my husband we were keeping her locked in the house forever. but like you said, to experience the good i suppose she will have to experience some bad as well. it hurts my heart to think of her ever having to feel the bad!

melimba said...

I couldn't sleep last night thinking of the sadness that occurred in CT yesterday. I watched the news this morning and then saw your post and watched those Mormon Messages. Thanks for reminding me of those great videos.
Love will always prevail.

Alicia Fish said...

Thank you for sharing these videos. Like so many, my heart hurts for all those families and individuals. I am grateful for a gospel that teaches us to turn to the Lord, to forgive, to love, and to be grateful. There is so much peace in the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Thank you again for sharing!

Hannah said...

I was home along last night, sobbing. All of the kids who died were born the same year as my daughter. I can't imaging loosing her. It is horrifying and sickening. I heard a pastor say today, "Right now, all parents need a hug. They don't want to think about heaven. They have lost their child." I'm so glad that we have more knowledge than that. We know that families are eternal. We know that this separation is temporary. How lucky we are to focus on Heaven immediately...and for that to be a joyous and happy thought.

brooke said...

Thank you for this post Marta...i needed it. I have been so sad about these parents in CT burying their precious children at Christmas time but i love that second video you shared..hopefully the peace of the Christmas season will help these families with the huge hole in their hearts. I know that last year, as i told my children we were getting divorced as we sat in front of the Christmas tree, i was able to tell them that because of Christ's birth and life..all would be okay. Just like the woman in the video clip, the savior carried us through that difficult time...sometimes it is a blessing that these things happen at Christmas time when the focus is on what really matters..Jesus Christ.

LMT said...

as always, thank you for sharing such profound and personal thoughts. I am so glad you thought to share the Mormon Messages. Everyone needs to hear them not just us (Mormons) that know about them. I love you Marta!

dragonflydreamer said...

Thank you for sharing these videos. I have been lost and in pain for a very long time and the first one really spoke to me and what is missing in my heart. I would like to know more about the beliefs of the Latter Day Saints.

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