A wish

This post is not going to be funny, it’s not going to be witty, it’s not going to be clever or long.
My heart is heavy with sorrow, my eyes are heavy with tears. I’m hugging my two children, I am bewildered how to talk about the tragedy that took innocent lives today, how to explain why all of this happened, why some parents won’t be able to hug their children anymore, why some siblings won’t be able to love and tease each other again, why children won’t get to see their parents come back from work ever again….
How do you explain what you can’t possibly comprehend because it is an act so horrific and merciless, and leaves so many hearts and souls broken forever?  I don’t know if I can…but I’ll have to, and I will.

But now, now I will just cry silently away from their eyes and I will make a wish none of this happens to anyone ever again.
My Christmas wish….because of her…because of him…