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Choosing To Live Without Fear

It's Saturday night and I still have not watched anything on television about the shooting of all those children and adults. 

I don't think I can stomach it.  I've heard it on the radio and everywhere is talking about it.  I'm feeling a sort of fear around me, and anger. It's mine. I'm trying to work through it. 

I have little children. I cannot imagine what it is like to send them to school and never get to see them again, hear them laugh, feel their skin touch mine.  So yes I'm afraid. 

I do not want to be afraid. 

And for someone who is so angry and cast over with evil that he would dare to hurt a child. Why not just swallow his own gun and end his perceived misery of his life. Why hurt people who has nothing to do with him? And so I'm angry. 

I do not want to be angry. 

So for now I'll pray. 

I'll pray for all these families whose lives are changed forever. Pray that they will not slide into darkness with all the pain and grief, but that they'll rise on the wings of their gone loved ones and keep the last smile and memory alive. 

I'm praying and I"m crying. 

And hopefully soon faith will replace my fear, and love, my anger. 

Let's pray together. 

Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balance the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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  1. I have prayed. I only watched the President talk and a bout 15 minutes of coverage and nothing else, no need for me to hear or see anything. I have talked even less about it.

    1. I didn't hear the president speech, but I heard he spoke on what happened.

      I agree with you Lucy.

  2. A very sad situation indeed Colette! You are so right, prayer is an excellent way to face this situation. It has helped me face grief. Of course in this situation the survivors have lost their family members in such a tragic way. Take care.

    1. I know you know the pain of the loss of a loved one Judy. *HUG*

  3. our church today prayed...
    the preacher changed the sermon to let us have time to think about and pray .....
    this is just so heartbreaking...

    1. I'm glad he did. Many people need help to let it out. It's awful to the core!

  4. You know what? I haven't to this day seen any of this on tv. I have heard about this over and over. It's horrific!

    1. I do understand honey.
      I don't watch.
      Plus the media is an evil in itself.


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