Finding Gratitude in Tragedy
The past week has reminded us how life can turn on a dime. Our routines can be humming along when catastrophe strikes suddenly. Between the horrific human-inflicted tragedy on the UWS and Mother Nature’s unleash of Hurricane Sandy, we’ve taken quite a hit in a short amount of time.
For those who were directly affected by loss, the world has (in some ways quite literally) been turned upside down. Whether man- or nature-made, loss and tragedy can strike any of us. So even if we’re at a distance, our hearts are heavy for those who are suffering now and for all those who have experienced loss. It’s part of our human connection and our sense of community.
As a community, it is our hope that – during times like these – and even long after the dust (or in this case, the wind and tide) settles, what will remain are our indomitable spirits. In solidarity, we lend a hand, we offer a shoulder, we share a resource. We help our children understand what’s going on when the earth “rocks and rolls” and when bad things happen, helping them navigate through life’s sudden, sometimes scary shifts.
Mostly, though, we remain steadfast with gratitude as we hold our children close and love them hard and show them that “a further shore is reachable from here.”1
We’re all in this together.
The Mommybites Team