Today, I am a mother above all other roles. I take it for granted that when I say goodbye to my son each day during drop-off, I will see him back in my arms again later in the day. Like all over you, I am heart-broken and sickened by the sinister act of violence that took place in Newtown, Connecticut today. While nothing I say or do will help those grieving parents, family of the brave faculty members, and the traumatized children who've had to witness the events, I do want to give my thoughts and condolences.
It's been an emotional day. This enlarging string of violence in our country needs to somehow come to an end.