“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It Goes On.”
Robert Frost

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Broken Hearts . . .

I took this photo a few days ago. I wasn't sure when I would use it or why. Do you see it? In the middle of the tree trunk... there is a heart shape.  It appeared on my late mother's birthday and I thought it was a message or sign from her, so I wanted to capture it before it melted away.  Little did I know that today would be the day that I would post it. Yesterday as all of you know by now, over twenty innocent souls lives were snuffed out.

We pray, we grieve ..... our "hearts are broken" as President Obama said.

The facts of this horrific event are still being pieced together.  We always ask "Why?".

We do know that it was a mentally ill person with access to guns. Not just regular guns for hunting etc., but guns of the type that the police departments carry. When you combine a mentally ill person with a loaded gun, what do you expect? Nothing good could ever come of this.  We know what we must do in this country, the real question is do we have the courage to do it.

Another blogger friend has written a heart felt post about this tragedy,
I encourage you all to read it.
God Help Us by Two Birdies and a B


  1. Yes, what a terrible tragedy at any time of the year, but especially right before Christmas.

  2. A very tragic event. All of the world is saddened by this.

  3. Thanks, Diane, I am still reeling by yesterday's events. I like your photo very much, and absolutely know that it was a 'sign' from above, the place of peace and truth. xo

  4. There really are no words to express our horror.

  5. it seems he had deep hidden issues. Most of his family didn't see it coming.

  6. I see the beautiful heart! A beautiful sign from your mother!
    My heart goes out to all the families from this horrible event!
    Big Hugs my friend!

  7. Such a horrible tragedy! I can't watch the news without crying when I see the photos of all those young children.


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