I did not want to write this weekend. The tragedy on Friday sent me on an emotional roller coaster that I’m sure any counselor would have a heyday dissecting. And I’ve seen enough of your posts on twitter and facebook to know that I’m not alone.
The past 3 days have been a gamut of emotions. We’ve experienced disbelief, grief, horror, fear, as well as an overwhelming sense of thankfulness as we tucked our little ones into their beds. If you’re like me, you’ve also been blindsided by a collision of sorrow and gratitude all in one unexpected moment and had to choke back tears so that your children wouldn’t see you crying… over pizza… during their birthday party… while wearing a shark hat (no? just me?).
Friday will never make sense.
Truth be told, I let it send me to a very dark place. I was emotionally shutting down this weekend because it hurt too much to put feelings into words and fear was getting the best of me.
Then today I realized, NO. Evil, you do not win.
Instead of succumbing to fear and withdrawing, this was a time for bravery.
If my calling in life is to inspire change and see lives transformed for the better then how on earth could I let the events of Friday shut me down? If anything it should make me double my resolve.
Choose Bravery and Inspire Change
This my prayer and my calling. The events of Friday don’t change that… they make it all the more necessary and important. And I hope they do the same for you too.