Saturday, December 15, 2012
Today was spent celebrating my grandson's birthday. I was lucky enough to celebrate his birthday with not only my daughters, my niece and nephew, but by the son and daughter of my oldest daughter's boyfriend and everyone else. It was truly a great day. While I sat in the midst of an unlikely crowd: my family in addition to my ex-husband, his family and his wife, I realized how lucky I am to have so many people for whom I care in my life. Except for my dad who wasn't there physically but boy o' boy could I feel his presence.
I also couldn't stop thinking of all of those moms and dads and grandparents and brothers and sisters and aunts and uncles who will be sorely missing someone this Christmas because of a horrific,selfish act of violence. There really are no words. No words at all.