Why I’m not ready to talk to my daughter about tragedies

Turn on the TV, open the paper, scroll through your Facebook feed—every day it’s filled with news that’s too difficult to really let sink in. We simply can’t digest it all. It’s too much and we aren’t capable. More often than not, we just scroll past it, look the other way, not allowing the sadness and the pain of others make its way into our hearts.

But then once in awhile, more often than we seem to expect, a tragedy comes along that’s far too big to look away from. A city attacked, another school shooting, innocent people dead without purpose and everyone feels the pain. Today, tomorrow and for many days to come, we mourn for Paris and for the families whose lives have been shattered. Because we know, while our hearts will heal when the news stories let up, theirs may not.

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