I have found myself endlessly repeating this line of poetry since Friday, after the events in Connecticut unfolded. I have been praying for the grace to find the fulcrum implied in Tennyson’s words: to hold both that which is taken and that which abides in my heart. Presently, such equanimity eludes me. Wishing you all a blessed, peace-filled Sunday.
Kim John Payne, author of Simplicity Parenting, has some excellent advice about lessening the impact of and guiding our children through this awful tragedy. You can find his words here.