Like the rest of the country, we’ve been moved by the Sandy Hook tragedy. But the Knight still had duty crew all weekend, and yesterday was photos with Santa at the firehouse. (Sorry… I don’t post photos of kiddos without permission, so enjoy these BIG kids instead.)
My heart breaks for everyone who has been touched by the deaths of those innocents. I don’t mean to appear insensitive, but those of us not actively grieving do need to carry on…
I am hopeful that some good will come from this. Several of you know that I’ve long bemoaned the secret shame associated with mental health/illness, and as one of my former co-workers posted on Facebook, it is up to ALL of to assure children – all children, everywhere – are safe wherever they might be. It takes a village, and these days, we’re a global community.
So hug your own children close for me. Send your children’s teachers and school administrators a thank you note, cookies… something to let them know how much you appreciate their dedication. And I sincerely am moved that a few of you have already expressed your concerns for the first responders (emergency service workers if you prefer). I promise, cards and cookies are welcomed at any fire/rescue/police station, anywhere.
Be extra kind to each other. ‘Tis the season, after all.