I am one of the many craft, cooking, lifestyle and DIY bloggers who had posts to share with you today, but the events of Friday’s shooting in Connecticut have left us heartbroken. Like you, we cried as news reports poured in and wondered out loud about how something so cruel could hurt the most innocent and tender. We not only grieved for the lives lost and wounded, but for that part of the magic and wonder of this holiday season that was taken from us all.
We know that no words, no gifts, no acts of service will ever take away the pain, but we, as bloggers and parents collectively, want those affected by this to know how close to our hearts they are:
We love you. We pray for you. We’re so heartbroken for your loss.
To honor the memory of lives cut short, we choose to step away from our blogs and computers today to celebrate the gift of life and those we love most: our children, families, good friends and community. We’re holding our kids a little closer, reaching out to neighbors and giving thanks for the moments we have together.
Thank you for stopping by today. We hope you’ll join us in remembering, praying, and gathering close. We wish you and your families a safe and blessed holiday.
Side note: I already have a post scheduled to go up at about 7am CST, and it’s for an event and giveaway I am doing. It has to post at that time, so I cannot stay silent for the entire day, but I did make sure this went up in enough time to pause, reflect and spend some time out of the kitchen cherishing my family, my friends and my life.
I will be back blogging normally tomorrow.
We will be forgoing Monday Munchie #6 in honor of this special event. We’ll be back again next week.