Monday, December 17, 2012

happiness and tears

Friday night, Skittles graduated from college.  It was bittersweet for us in more ways than one.  How can we be celebrating after the tragedy in Connecticut?  How can we even begin to be thankful when so many are hurting?

During the graduation there was a moment of silence to remember these families.  

My heart truly was broken for those parents in Connecticut, who I do not know, who have to stare at presents under the tree for little babies who are not going to celebrate this year.  For all the lost hopes and dreams these parents had for their little ones.  

I believe with all my heart that God is in control of all this world.  I believe that because as a country we have turned our backs on God, that He cannot reach us.  The only thing that is going to change future events for our nation is to turn back to God.  To be appalled when someone takes the Lord's name in vain. . . . to be embarrassed when someone uses profanity . . . and to be truly grateful to the one true God for His mercies.

Beyond this I do not see how our country can be healed.  

God has blessed Santa and I and we are truly grateful.  As our son walked across that stage Friday night, I was taken back to his days at kindergarten.   

This was much more emotional for me than high school graduation.  I have written this weekend's memories in my heart so that I don't forget any of them. 

Skittles and Kisses after graduation!

So proud of Skittles for all he has accomplished, with so much love and joy in my heart that I thought it would burst.  We celebrated with our family and Kisses family and our friends after graduation.  We had such a fun filled weekend with Santa's family and with all the kids and for that we are truly thankful.  

Love you son!

Daisypath Christmas tickers

1 comment:

  1. Sandi, you are so right...everything is bitter sweet right now. Friday is a day that has forever changed a small town, a whole country and the whole world. People everywhere were struck a mortal blow when we heard of 27 gone in just minutes. My tears blended with those of so many others...we all feel the pain and loss. In the midst of sorrow, there is rejoicing too, and I am happy for your family as you celebrate your son's accomplishment.
    Many blessings,


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