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A Heavy Heart

I had a humor post ready to go but something in my heart just does not feel like publishing it. I have a heavy heart as I watch the news and read the headlines. As I turned the TV on Friday morning something inside me shifted as I watched a community in shock and mourning the loss of their loved ones.


I watched a media frenzy.

I felt ill. What if? Ran through my mind over and over again.

We cannot live in fear. We will not live in fear.

We cannot predict the what if?

It is what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary school  that changed the lives of a community. I know this Christmas will be one of sadness and loss for many – it will never be the same, again.

No words can describe the unimaginable grief that many people are suffering.

No words can describe the sorrow I feel for this community.

It was Friday I turned on the news. It was Friday I sat in disbelief. It was Friday that I hugged my children a little tighter. It was this weekend I treasured every moment with them.

I know there will always be a what if? But I have to believe that there is good in this world. It can and will get better.

But how?

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Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook

12 replies

  1. I feel numb inside. At first I kept asking why why but then I realized no answer would be good enough. You just don’t cause harm to people and you don’t hurt children. I’m extremely heart broken and I’m angry. Why do things like this happen?

  2. You may not be ready to watch this now. But tuck the link away, and watch it sometime. It’s a documentary about the civil war in Liberia, a country where I worked for several years. I was not there during the war, but I was there after a first coup and just before the civil war.

    The women of Liberia accomplished great things – magnificent things. The film shows how they did it. All we need is there courage, and the willingness to work together.

    It’s not easy to watch, and it certainly isn’t something to watch with your kids. There aren’t any punches pulled about what it was like. But it’s an important film, with an important lesson for us – once the grief eases.

    Pray the Devil Back to Hell

    1. It takes a lot of courage to work in a country that has been torn to pieces. I can only imagine the challenges that you faced in that difficult time.

      Mae Azango was just recently awarded for risking her life to bring women’s issues to the forefront in African politics. They have such a long way to go.

      Nicholas Kristof once did a short piece on a young man in the Sudan he pointed out that people phase out the genocide of thousands of people because it is to difficult to comprehend but when you show the story of one child or person it changes the focus when people have a face and name.

      I am familiar with the video and will watch it again within the next few weeks. I think it is something that needs to be discussed and will write a post about it.

    1. I don’t think there is an answer – it is something that is incomprehensible and people will be dissecting for many years. Why? I can never understand why anyone would hurt such beautiful children. They must have been lost somewhere inside there mind with no way out.

  3. Hey Darcie,

    Friday’s school shooting was horrifying, wrong and awful. Our hearts are with all the victims’ families and friends, as well as those who had to go through the anxiety and worry before knowing that their loved ones were alright.

    But don’t let the joy, peace and hope of this Christmas season be robbed from you – while we remember this tragic event, and pray that it never repeats itself – celebrate your time with your family and friends. Let’s be thankful and grateful that we have them in our embrace, that they are there for us to tell them we love them, and that we have an additional day, month and year to spend precious moments and create amazing memories with them.

    Wishing you plenty of peace and love this Christmas,

    1. Felicia, thank you for your beautiful comment. It has touched my heart and I know the only way to move forward is to embrace the ones we love. It’s time to cherish new memories and look forward to a new year with the hopes of a better world.

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