My Rainbow after the Storm Part 3

 Friday, December 14th was a horrible time for our Nation. The lives of innocent children and adults were wrongfully/abruptly taken away in a shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut. My heart bleeds for those parents/family members. I know first hand what it is like to see the tiny casket containing your legacy lowered six feet below ground. I know the feeling of "my life will never be the same." I know the feeling of "why did this happen to me, what did I do to deserve this?"...more

Putting an End to Violence in the U.S.: Ways to Make Your Voice Be Heard

It is only natural that there has been a lot of noise in the wake of the deadly school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.  After witnessing such a horrific tragedy - even from afar - it can be difficult to find words that adequately express our every thought: our profound sadness, outrage, confusion, fear....more

The Long Path Beyond Our Grief

 The Long Path Beyond Our Grief...more

After a Tragedy, Tell Your Kids They're Safe

The world has suddenly become a dangerous place. I keep looking out of my window. Across the street, behind my neighbor's yard, I can see the playground at the school. I am aching to see children running and playing as usual at recess. But the playground is silent.Our school is safe. Our neighborhood is safe. The playground is probably silent because it is not recess time. But our world has been shaken by the elementary school shooting in Connecticut. It has taken all of my willpower not to run out my front door and go get my kids out of school....more