Dec 17, 2012 Connecticut Tragedy The school massacre tragedy in Connecticut has tugged at my heartstrings. Prior to being a parent, I found similar school shootings sad. However, only now that I am a parent, do I realize how devastating this must be to each family. A child brings such happiness, love, and life to the household. The sorrow of losing a child is unimaginable. Every parent wishes the best for his or her child, but never imagines such evil will come to harm them. My thoughts and prayers are with the families harmed by Friday's tragedy. I hugged and kissed my son a little more often this weekend, grateful that he is safe.