|Sandy Hook Victims God Bless You|
Last Friday was a surreal day for me. As many of you know I suffer from insomnia. Perhaps it’s because of all of my years working the Midnight shift, or maybe it’s just how I am wired. Either way I’m usually up til the early morning hours and sleep late into the day.
On Friday I woke around noon, my oldest son was at work and the two younger boys’ were at school. My husband was around the house doing what he does. I reached for my phone to check my emails my Facebook feeds. Immediately I noticed several of my Facebook friends mention their condolences to the victims of Sandy Hook. Not knowing what they were talking about I reached for my TV remote. Sitting watching the news I found out the true horror and evil that visited a small town in Connecticut. It shook me to my core. I was sickened to my stomach with the news I heard. A masked gunman storms into an elementary school and kills little children. What? Why?
No, really why? What was his problem? I couldn’t eat, my stomach was queasy, I kept looking at the clock in expectation of my own children’s arrival. I turned the TV off, I turned the TV back on, I was literally in a state of panic and shock. I felt so deeply affected by what happened so many miles away. I did no blogging, no social media status updates, I was paralyzed with GRIEF. As each one of my sons came home I hugged them like they were going off to War. I hugged them til they asked me to stop. At that moment I thanked God above for sending my boys’ home to me. Then, guilt creeped in. Who am I that God spared my children and not the 20 in Sandy Hook? What made me so special and blessed? I’m sure no parents Love for their children can be measured. I cannot sit here and say I Love my boys’ more than you Love your children. In fact even the killers’ mother Loved him, according to family and friends. She Loved him very much, sheltering him, caring for him, sometimes sitting outside of his room all through the night because he suffered from Asperger Syndrome and had difficulty sleeping at night. On all accounts she did everything right and yet he committed a horrible and heinous act. I like many of you am left with more questions than answers. We will Never know the WHY’S. I like all of you will continue to Love my children, I’ll keep them a little closer and pay more attention to their feelings, ask them about their thoughts and I will continue to PRAY and thank God for bringing them home to me. My thoughts and Prayers go out to everyone affected by this Incredibly senseless act of violence. My Faith and belief in God will help me cope.
Listed below are the signs and symptoms of Asperger Syndrome:
known as autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). AS is considered to be on
the mild end of the spectrum. People with Asperger syndrome have
difficulty primarily in three areas:
- social interaction
- engaging in repetitive behavior
- rigidity in thinking and a focus on rules and routines
Some people with ASDs, including those with AS, are classified as
high functioning. High functioning autism (HFA) means that these
individuals do not have the delayed language acquisition and cognitive
development that is typical of many people with autism spectrum
disorders. Often, individuals diagnosed with AS have normal or above
normal intelligence. In addition, people with this condition are
frequently able to be educated in mainstream classrooms and hold jobs.
AS cannot be cured, but early diagnosis and intervention can help a
child be less socially awkward, achieve his or her potential, and lead a
If you would like to read further about Asperger Syndrome go Here