Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Heavy Hearts

I'm going to go ahead and warn you, this post albeit brief is not the normally light hearted post you are probably used to seeing around this blog. I'm not sure what's really going on with me this week, but I'm just feeling emotionally crushed by the state of my world. I know so much of my feelings are coming from the absolutely heartbreaking images coming from Moore, Oklahoma.  But it's beyond that. This has been a really tough year. First the shootings in Aurora, Co., then hurricane Sandy, then the absolute tragedy of Sandy Hook, the Boston bombings, all the coverage of those girls in Ohio, and now the devastation in Oklahoma.  My heart has been saddened by each and everyone of these events. 

I like so many others have shed plenty of tears for the victims of these tragedies, but at the moment I'm just feeling so overwhelmed by all the sadness in the world.  I'm so appreciative that none of the tragedy has touched my personal life, but that doesn't negate the sadness hanging over me. 

I don't really know how to explain my feelings other than to say I'm utterly overwhelmed. 

So I hope you'll excuse me today as a take the day off to get myself back into a better head space. I need to focus on the good in the world, and in my world in particular.  For now I'll just leave you with this quote...



9 comments:

Mary said...

Totally understand. I feel the same.

Mrs. Type A said...

I know. It seems like there is a new tragedy every week. There was a Mr. Rogers quote going around after Boston about looking for the helpers when seeing the footage of these horrible events, and that's what I try to do. Focus on the good things people are doing trying to help. It brings out the best in human nature.

birdie to be said...

Such a devastation! I posted about it today too and links to help and donate to Oklahoma.

Citrus - Refreshing Fashion said...

I agree...it seems like something new and terrible everyday! but one good thing is god is in control and we just have to keep the faith and hope for the best out of every bad situation! love ya girl!

XO Meghan

Wil Harris said...

We understand completely Emily! Everywhere we turn, we see tragedy and sadness, we can't even watch the news anymore. We're sending love and happiness your way!
XO Wil Harris

Allyssa said...

I completely understand! It's unfortunate that these things happen and it can really mess with your head if you dwell on it too much. I hope you take the time to clear your head and get back to your happy self. Sending you lots of good thoughts today!

Caitlin C. said...

I completely understand Emily. I feel the exact same way!!

Amy said...

I completely understand. What a nice quote to look towards hope.

Mree said...

I have been feeling the same exact way. Thank you for putting into words just how I was feeling. It was almost as if I was unable to. I work about a block away from finish line of the marathon and everyday when I walk by it, I'm just overcome with emotion.
Love the quote!!

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