Today I woke up, checked Twitter, and found out about the shootings in Colorado. There has been so much gun violence in Toronto this past month, with something every day lately. It’s so senseless and wrong. And scary that normal outings to places like shopping malls, BBQs, and movie theaters can result in a loss of life.
I have read maybe 3 articles about the shooting at the theater, and I just can’t bring myself to read any more. It’s too scary to think that life is so fragile. That you do everything in your power to protect your loved ones, and really in the end we are powerless against the senseless.
I’m so sad for the families of the victims. And for the survivors who will never be the same. I think of the emotional scars that are left from major events of violence, just for the people like me who have only read about it and watched it on the news. I can’t imagine the damage that is done to the sense of security of the people who have lived it.
Today I decided to embrace the good things in my life, and appreciate my many blessings. Cleaning can wait. Memories with my family cannot. Laughter with a friend of 22 years is more important than doing laundry.
So today I took Molly and Grace to Bronte Park to enjoy nature, visit with the animals, and go for a swim. We had a great time. It was chilly for swimming, but the girls really were itching to hit that pool. Here are some pictures from our day. I really need to figure out how to show them in groupings, but it’s late, so that’s not happening.
I was wishing that Maggie was along to enjoy the day with us, but she was at school. She enjoys the security and routine of school, so she was happy though. Outings stress her out, and I think she is still recovering from our trip. She even asks for school at bed time. After we picked her up, we all played at the playground at her school.