This entire month I have recorded my thoughts but have not had the opportunity to edit them and make them coherent enough to post here. There are lots of thoughts tumbling around inside me and I will work harder this coming month to get them on to the page here.
This morning, though, while recovering from the overnight shift at work on the sofa, I watched a courageous and determined Andrew Pollock speak to the CNN reporter about the loss of his daughter, Meadow, in the Parkland Florida Shooting. As I listened, I couldn’t imagine the strength it took to hold himself together while speaking, and I wept at the sight of the Dad hugging his daughter, now tragically lost…
As a father to five daughters, and a son, all of whom I cherish more than my own life, my heart became heavy with the thought of how the parents and families of these young people must be suffering, and it gave me pause to consider how small all of my concerns are by comparison.
There will be more thoughts to share on this soon.
May all who suffer loss find solace in the days to come…..John H.