I don't watch much television. I usually listen to the news in my car on Satellite Radio but Friday I was listening to Christmas music all day when I drove around for work. I was really excited about our annual Christmas party that we host every year.
It was at my Christmas party that my friend, Lori told me about the tragedy in Connecticut. I think I was in shock when she told me.
Over the course of the weekend, I intentionally did not seek out the news - I didn't want to hear about the shooter, see his image or give him any more attention and power than he had already been given. Instead, I absorbed what Lori told me all weekend.
I cherished the sound of my children's voices when they woke me in the morning.
I prayed for the victims.
I sought guidance and understanding in church on Sunday morning.
Today, in honor of those in Connecticut, I am joining many other bloggers in pausing.