All I know is that right now I am scared and sad. I don't have the words to explain this tragedy to Sidney who is, fortunately too young to be exposed to or understand this senseless violence. He does know that Mamma is sad. Someday he will understand the reason behind all those extra hugs and "I love yous". In fact, I'm going to go give him another hug now. As a parent, that is the only thing I can really control.
"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news,
my mother would say to me, "Look for helpers. You will
always find people who are helping." To this day, especially in
times of "disaster", I remember my mother's words and I am
always comforted by realizing that there are so many helpers
--so many caring people in the world."