I had a small post prepared about some knitting that was almost finished, but today all I can think about is the amount of sorrow in the world. So many tragic events unfold all over the world that my heart just breaks wondering how people are ever going to cope and recover. My heart and prayers go out to the families affected by the senseless tragedy that happened in Newton, CT today. My heart aches for those families who now have to somehow get through a holiday season and cope with such an awful thing. So many little ones, so many families, so many empty arms aching to hold loved ones that they will not see again for a very long time.

And therein lies the (small, for now) comfort. A comfort that I hope will grow over time for all affected. We will see our loved ones again. So many little ones, taken before the age of accountability, will go, as we are taught, straight to the Celestial Kingdom. Held safe in the arm of a merciful Heavenly Father until they can be reunited with their families.

Hold tight to your loved ones. Tell them you love them. For those that no longer can, trust in our Heavenly Father and may His comfort bring you some amount of peace.