Monday, April 16, 2007

The need to protect

I'm watching the news about the Virginia Tech shootings right now and can't imagine what those parents are going through.

I remember my mom calling me when I was a freshman in college after seeing something on TV about students at another school. She was crying and I had to swear not to do something. I remember thinking, "What's the big deal? It didn't happen here."

Now I understand exactly why she was so upset.

It's amazing the emotions I've experienced since I first found out I was pregnant -- one of the most prominent of them is my need to protect him.

I can't imagine how these parents and other loved ones must be feeling. The sense of powerlessness must be gut-wrenching. My heart and prayers go out to everyone involved in or touched by this tragedy.


Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

You know how some people say that being a mom is like wearing your heart outside of your body... you get that, right?

me too.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Pregnantly Plump said...

I do. That's a good saying. I do feel like my heart is outside of my body. Today we drove to get a scale and I sat in the back with Little Elvis. We were staring at each other and I started tearing up, just because he is so sweet.

9:05 PM  

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