I find it hard to wrap my head around what happened yesterday at a high school less than a mile from house. The high school my son will attend, where my neighbors attend, and where my friends attended. It’s just senseless. I received a phone call today looking for someone I had never heard of, said he was a 16 year old boy from Milford. I was confused. I googled his name (I google everything) and found out he is a student at the high school and commented in the media about the stabbing. So I’m assuming someone was looking to get the story. There have been news trucks parked in front of the school since news broke early yesterday morning. As soon as names were released the media coverage went crazy. I’m also noticing is how the community is sticking together to support each other. I keep reading about local businesses reaching out to the family and the students to offer their support. A local pizza truck was donating a potion of their sales the victims family. A hair salon is offering free up do’s to the students when the prom is rescheduled. A local flooring store is offering the school a purple carpet since that was Maren’s favorite color. Little things like that makes you realize there is more good out there than evil.
Life is good. Sure I’m broke, overweight, stressed, and tired. But overall life is really good. My bathroom is 90% done (just waiting on a few final touches…ahem…husband), my diet is working (hallelujah!) and my little boy is so smart I can’t even take it. So yeah, I can complain about so many things but overall life is really good.
Down 15 pounds thanks to Weight Watchers, dedication, a network of friends to encourage me, and a gym buddy.
Right now I’m listening to Pat reading Tyler a goodnight book. I am so blessed to be his wife (even though we fight like cats & dogs!) and I’m even more blessed to be Tyler’s mom.
Ok this blog was all over the place. I’ll get my thoughts together for the next one!