hug your children tight

Violent acts typically are just that to me - violent acts.

Because unless they happen in my little world, then I can I be ignorant of it and continue to exist in my little bubble...safely.

But when I hear about stories like this one I get sad.

While I should be mourning the loss of human life, what I most saddened by is the loss of innocence. These poor children witnessed a most heinous crime. All I want to do is hug these kids...tell them it was all a terrible nightmare. You want to cover their eyes, shield them. Because you know they will never be the same.

And when I get home and go from working professional woman to being just Mom2Amara, all I want to do is hug my own daughter -- in hopes that she will never have her innocence stripped.