I've crept away from the warm bodies of my children in my bed to get down the thoughts that are in my head tonight. Because of my work, my volunteer work, and the events of Sandy Hook this past Friday, I've been thinking a lot about the lives and deaths of children. These are a few things that happened in quick succession in the last few days listed in chronological order.
- 20 children ages 6-7 were slain in Newtown, CT in their own school
- 10 girls between the ages of 9-11 were killed in a rural district of eastern Afghanistan on Monday when a roadside bomb exploded while they were collecting firewood
- I lobbied in two Senate offices on behalf of the 20,000 children who will die this year from horrible treatable and preventable diseases like measles and polio.