I was originally going to get on here and write about how hard finals were and how much a pain in the butt ending a semester was, but then I read maybe one of the saddest stories I have seen in a while. I'm sure if your not already aware, you will be in the very near future, but there was a school shooting that happened today in an ELEMENTARY SCHOOL! Two grown men came in and took the lives of what I read as 27+ people and 18 of them were students. I can't think of anything more innocent and pure then a young child, especially in a place that they feel safe like their own school, and for two people to break that safety is just disgusting. I pray for the ones who lost so close to Christmas. I hope that their families can find some peace during the holidays and know that God has 18 new angels to spend Christmas with this year.
Really puts our daily struggles in perspective. I'm not yet a father so I can't imagine the bond shared between parents and their children, but no matter how rough I think my schooling is, it is nothing in comparrison to the emotions they are feeling now. So, as we continue to focus on ending up our last few finals here, I hope everyone has a second to appreciate how blessed we are and say a prayer for these people.