Saddened. Shocked. Horrified. Confused. Angry. Incomprehensible. Appalled. Heart Broken. There are so many words that I could use to describe the harrowing event that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but no word that can quite express the pain that so many are feeling about the events that occurred on that tragic Friday morning. No words can express the sadness that so many innocent souls were taken from this world at such a young age. No words to describe the ache felt when thinking of the parents and family members that are left to deal with this tragedy long after the story is no longer headline news. No words to describe the bravery and courage of those who risked everything to protect their students. No words to describe the horror and fear when realizing that there are people in this world capable of such a cruel, unthinkable crime. No words, but at the same time too many words. Words debating political issue of gun control. Words blaming lack of focus of mental illness. Enough with the words. In times of great sadness, confusion and grief the focus should be on feelings. Feelings of compassion for the victims and their families. Feeling of gratitude and love for our own loved ones. Feeling of hope that steps can be taken to prevent this from ever happening again. There is plenty of time for words that will discuss the “issues” surrounding this tragedy. Right now, let us honor those who were taken from us too early, let’s just start with the feelings and try to begin to heal.