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Remembering Newtown: Celebrating every parenting moment

Posted December 21, 2012

This past week, I am so thankful for the nagging; the crying; the whining; the "listening ears" that aren't turned on; the piles of laundry; the before dawn wake-ups; the leaves tracked in on the just cleaned floor; the last-minute, hectic holiday rush; the endless dirty dishes; the tussles over toys.

And I'm blessed for the hugs and kisses; big smiles; shouts of "Mommy!" when I return; evening holiday light trips; that wide-eyed Christmas excitement; bedtime stories; snuggles on the couch; and all those little I love yous sprinkled in most days.

I feel so lucky to have all of this - the good and the bad - this last week. They all are little moments those parents in Newtown will never have again. And my heart breaks.

My thoughts and prayers are with them today and always.

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  • lanadkabes Dec 25, 6:26 a.m.

    It feels very good celebrating these type of moments and these type of moments are remembered for a long period of time.
    onesie

  • triciajo2000 Dec 21, 10:26 p.m.

    I thought the same thing this evening as I watched my boys put together our gingerbread house. I feel lucky for each and every day with them...good and bad.

  • pss3 Dec 21, 9:24 p.m.

    My heart hurts for the parents who lost their babies, just unimaginable the pain they are dealing with. I pray for peace and also that something meaningful and good comes out of this tragedy. Too often horrible events happen and a month or two later they are forgotten by most. We are the sum of our experiences and we are doomed to repeat what we do not learn from.

  • angel2000 Dec 21, 2:25 p.m.

    Well said...puts things in perspective.

  • angelienna Dec 21, 12:11 p.m.

    Amen...