School Shooting TragedyI haven't written for quite awhile, but in the aftermath of the worst tragedy in the history of this country, and I obviously refer to the school shooting and massacer of 20 children and 7 adults in Connecticut.
I was on vacation in South America when I became aware of this tragedy. I cannot even imagine how the parents of those beautiful innocent 6 and 7 year old slained, how they must feel.
The most precious gift that we have on this earth is children. How any human being could slaughter all these people is incomprehensible.
I love kids, obviously I'm a Pediatrician. Each time I look at one of my patients in this age group my heart sickens and is broken as our entire nation and the world feels.
Life is so precious. Hug your children every day. Make them feel safe. When they ask questions pertaining to this shooting, tell them that there are bad people, but emphasize to your children that they are safe.
There are times such as this that it is very difficult to believe that there is a higher power that would have allowed this. We must all have faith, however, that something, somehow at some time in the future will come good.
The emptiness in the families heart and soul is indiscernible.
Touch your child and express love and how precious they are. If you don't have children, reach out to any child in need.
As a Pediatrician, as a father, and as a member of the human race, my heart aches with all those affected families.
I am really at a loss for words, except love your children and protect them. And let us all say our prayers to comfort those families that suffered such a loss.