Last Friday, I had the day off work and I was looking forward to a day of Christmas shopping. There was a change of plans because we ended up having a plumber and a painter coming to the house to do work, so I actually had to stay home and forgo the shopping. At about 10am, I sat down on the couch with my laptop and saw the breaking news that there had been a school shooting in Connecticut. I didn't think much about it, and I was busy meeting with the plumber and the painter. As the hour went on, I kept refreshing the website, and the news kept getting worse.
I kept watching the terror unfold throughout the day via the internet. At times like these, I'm reminded that it's a blessing NOT to have cable. I can live without watching all the television coverage of this horrific tragedy.
I don't really have any overall comments or thoughts about what happened at Sandy Hook. I don't really have any strong opinions about gun control or mental healthcare. I think it's pretty obvious, even before this particular school shooting, that we live in a broken world. Evil people are everywhere. While I have so many worries and fears and doubts and concerns, I have to thank God for giving me Brian. He definitely keeps me grounded, as I have a tendency to dwell on all the horrible things that are happening, but Brian has this amazing way of being so relaxed and carefree.