There's a lot I don't know right now. I don't know what or why or how things have happened or what or why or how to prevent them from happening again. I don't know if it's right or wrong to start asking certain questions or to talk about laws and healthcare yet. Lord knows I have a lot of opinions and ideas, sure. But I don't know. This internet is a big, big place filled with big, big hearts and big, big minds. I'll let those big hearts and big minds do that talking.
But I'll tell you what I do know.
I know that God is still in heaven. I know that all human life is sacred. And I know that this vocation, mother to these children, wife to this husband, is my primary responsibility and the straightest path I can take in helping to make this world a better place. These are the things I know.
So right now, when people want answers they'll never get to questions they shouldn't have to ask, when people are lost and confused, downtrodden and overwhelmed, when the world seems too big for my smallness- my small words and small life and small, small experience, all I can do is cling to those things I know.
I can make gingerbread cookies with my children despite my incompetence in the kitchen. I can continue to advocate against abortion and for adoption. And I can haul myself and my family to Mass even though wrangling little kids there sometimes sucks. This is all I can do right now.
Because motherhood as a vocation is my only path to sanctification.
All human life is sacred.
And God is still in heaven.