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Old 12-14-2012, 06:38 PM
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My heart aches for the poor families of those children in Connecticut. I wasn't even able to make it at work. I came home and held my children like someone was trying to steal them from me. And, how do I reply to them when they ask "why are you crying?"

I came on here hoping to get my mind away from it, but it literally consumes me to the point that I feel like writing about it. Christmas is 10 days away. Gifts are bought, wrapped and hidden just waiting for the special moment that we, as parents, can sneak them under the tree. I cannot imagine what those parents are going through, and what lies ahead for them.

I lost my sister when I was just 10 and she was almost 5. That was almost 30years ago now, but it seems like yesterday. I know what it does to a family. My children are my life. They are the basis of everything I do and every decision I make. I simply couldn't fathom life without them. Not really sure what I expected from starting a thread like this. Maybe only to find solace in everyone else feeling the same way.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:20 PM
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being married to an educator and having kids in elem school i just cannot imagine...
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:21 PM
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Well said Stan...well said

I'm not sure what anyone can say at a time like this
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:46 PM
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Stan I hear you, I cried a lot today... especially when I saw my boy burst into laughter and squeels when I got home from work. May God, family and friends comfort those who lost their most precious family members. The wickedness of it, makes me sick to my stomach.

This is one of the saddest days in our nations history.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:03 PM
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A sad tragedy.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:33 PM
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It is beyond comprehension. I don't have kids, but have two nephews that I have an amazing relationship with. My mind can not phantom what they are dealing with.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:37 AM
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I'm trying to figure out how to talk to my kids about this. I've got a 5th grader and a 3rd grader - young enough to believe that the world is full of widespread goodness but old enough to understand death. When I saw them yesterday after they got off the bus, my daughter told me "you look sad Dad." I couldn't bring myself to open up the conversation and try to explain how something like this happens and yet reassure her that she is still safe.

At this point I don't know if I should talk to her about what happened, since she will probably hear about it one way or another next week at school, or leave it be and hope that the story doesn't make it down to her.

I'm not ready to politicize any of it yet; I'm just mad and sad.
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It makes me really angry. I just don't understand.
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Whenever things like this happen, I'm always reminded of a line from Springsteen's Nebraska: "I guess there's just a meanness in this world." It's as good an explanation as there is IMHO.

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Stan,
Thanks for posting.
Not sure why Woody moves those threads away somewhere out of site on MUD. I think MUD is a fine site, but if I can't process something like what happened on Friday there w/ Land Cruiser peers, then the site becomes less relevant to me.

I cannot imagine losing my little sister. Wow.
Thanks again for posting. I have been doing some thinking about this over the weekend.
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