Friday, December 21, 2012

Murphy's Law



When it rain, it pours.
Well, you know Murphy's Law - if anything is going to happen it happens all at once!




 As you all know I was moving into a new rental home, beginning December 1.
A few days before the end of the month my computer crashed.
I brought it into my local computer shop and they were only to happy to show me some lovely and very expensive shiny new computers.
Needless to say, money was tight.  I just moved and Christmas is just around the corner.
I told them I would think about their expensive shiny new computers and went home to my pretty new digs.

By mid afternoon that December 1st day, I get a phone call from my family, a beloved Aunt has passed away that morning.  
They had been trying to call me all day, but as usual my cell phone was anywhere but with me. 
 I had forgotten it out in my car.




The days and weeks that followed just blurred into one another.

This same week, a horrific murder took place in a small town close to where we live.
  It is the same town I had raised my family. 
 I just couldn't believe it. 
 It was some sort of young love triangle.
Nicole, a grade 12 high school girl was murdered, she attended school here in Stratford.  
Her new boyfriend was shot as well.  He lives...but just barely.  
 The killer, an ex-boyfriend was charged with first degree murder and attempted murder.   




For a week I was mourning the death of a family member,
 and trying to deal with this awful event in my home town.
Then the unthinkable happens in another small town in America.  Newtown, CT.
I just could not process what was happening.

What a tough month.  For me.....for everyone.
I have settled comfortably in my new home, my Christmas tree is shining brightly, 
but must confess my heart and mind was confused.




I am a true believer in inner peace makes outer peace,
but for a while I was struggling to find it.
But find it I did.

I think of those 20 sweet, precious babies and I don't think I will ever process or understand this tragedy.
Six teachers that gave the gift of educating.  True hero's trying to protect their innocent charges.
And Nicole, know that there are 6 teachers in your mist I am sure would be more than happy to help with your grade 12.





Diane

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3 comments:


  1. Love the Christmas pines in the blue enamel coffee pot AND the snow boy with the canes coming out of his head!

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  2. You have been dealing with a lot this month and I hope you will find peace in the celebration of the birth of Christ. Your centerpiece is beautiful. I hope you are settled into your new home and enjoy your Christmas. Blessings to you and your children this Christmas. And I wish you peace in your heart. Hugs, Pamela

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