never stops teaching.
Journaling for awareness. Growing for life.
Emotions ran high in December. The heart wrenching tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary School and the excitement of the holidays sent many of us on emotional rollercoasters. I spent weeks preparing for visitors, wrapping gifts and trying to keep everyone healthy so my dad (with his compromised immune system) could come and stay with us over Christmas. My dad started a new chemo, my husband Kevin worked and traveled, and the kids and I strung popcorn, painted wooden reindeer, counted down the days and said a lot of prayers. And each day amidst all the activity my four-year-old Keegan would ask, “Mom what will Santa bring?” And each day with hope in her eyes my six-year-old Adeline would ask, “Mom, …