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Thoughts from a Mama after another School Shooting

motherhood motherhood in the raw raw mom life real mom May 25, 2022

My heart absolutely breaks. More innocent children die. It brings me to my knees. How does this keep happening? How is there so much hate in this world?

Those mamas who sent their kids off to school not knowing they wouldn't ever hug them again or be able to say, "I love you" one more time. As a mom who knows the frustration that can come with getting the kids off to school, it makes me wonder how that morning went in their home. Did things go smoothly? Or did mom lose her patience from having to repeat herself so many times to get a snack in your backpack or brush your teeth or get your shoes on... thinking she could get a break while the kids were at school and start fresh this afternoon only to receive a call that there was a shooting at her child's school. And then the absolute worse, her child was a victim and died in the shooting.

I am so heartbroken for her. For all the parents who lost their children in this horrific event.

And it makes me think:

  • Do I do enough?
  • Do my kids know I love them more than anything in the world?
  • Do they know that I'm so grateful to be their mama?
  • What is the safety like at their schools?
  • How can I raise them to be kind people to everyone regardless of who they are, what they wear, how they talk, etc.

I know I'm a good mom but an event like this sure makes you question everything, doesn't it?

Why has so much evil entered the world? God, we know You're there. But we need more of You in this world. 

I pray for those children and teachers who died.

I pray for those mamas who don't get to hug their babies again.

I pray for their family and friends.

I pray for the their community and schools.

I pray that no child has to deal with being bullied.

I pray that we can be kind and raise kind children.

I pray that my kids will forever know that I am so incredibly grateful to be their mama.

I pray for safety.

I pray for healing.

I pray for peace.

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." - Matthew 11:28-30