I have debated over the last few days whether I should write about the tragedy in Connecticut that happened on Friday. But after reading a lot online I was reminded of a post I wrote last year in honor of the Blog For Family Dinner movement. I talked about why our family tries to eat together as much as possible. It’s not just about sitting down in the same room and getting the fuel our bodies need. It is about reconnecting and sharing the ups and downs of our day, giving and taking advice and just learning from each other. As my children grow older, it’s something that has become more challenging but we still make it a priority. Because even though those simple meals may not seem like much, we are making memories together.
While I know this may not seem like it has anything to do with what happened last week or that the simple act of eating together will solve the problems we are facing. But I write it and believe that a simple thing like having a meal together is an opporutnity to connect. Take advantage of as many of those days as you can. Because every day is a gift an you never know when it will be the last. I hope for you all that it will be a long, long time that you get to connect with your family.
At the beginning of this post I mentioned reading many things online over the last few days. I wanted to share a really neat post written by Darryl at School Meals That Rock. Her sentiments are similar to mine but I love how she put them into words.