It’s been a few days now since the Sandy Hook shooting rocked a village, a state, a country, the world, but it’s still as heart wrenching as it was the day it happened. How anyone could take even one person’s life let alone 26 and among them innocent, bright eyed, hopeful children is just too much for me to comprehend. My heart is saddened for the parents who have lost their beautiful children. I look at my daughter, and I cannot fathom never seeing that gorgeous face again, never being able to hold her close, see her smile, hear her delight at everything around her. It breaks my heart. I read this by Ann Voskamp yesterday and wanted to share it with you as she puts it all far better than I ever could. This Christmas, in the midst of all our fun and laughter, gift giving, and food eating, let us take a moment to stop and bow our heads and pray for all those grieving hearts around the world who have lost loved ones, let us remember the lives lost every day to the heinous crime of murder in all its forms, let us offer up thanks for all that we have and for all those sat around our table, and let us not forget that our hope is in Christ alone.