This is a miles and points/family travel blog, so I’m not going to write very much about the enormous tragedy in Connecticut elementary school. However, since my life is very focused on both my own family, and on doing a small part in bringing the families of others together, it does not feel right to totally go forward with business as usual without saying something. I will say that my husband and I have both been heartbroken since we heard the news. I think almost all parents took this one very hard as we all know it could be our own little ones terrified in that school room. It’s horrible, it’s disgusting, and I ache for those families.
Being a parent focusing on miles and points right now really feels a bit frivolous, but on the other hand my passion for points originated with the desire to bring my family together, and that desire remains unchanged. If anything, this event is a reminder of how the future is never a guarantee, so don’t put off getting together with loved ones when you can be earning and using points to do it now.
In fact, my daughter’s out-of-state grandparents are here right now with us. Last night we stopped looking at the news coverage (C never saw any of it) and we all stayed in and watched the Polar Express together by the Christmas tree. This is a seemingly normal event, but for our family a night in together requires travel for someone. For many, miles and points are necessary to make that possible.
With that, know that my own thoughts are very much on both Connecticut, as well as on my daughter’s third birthday party celebration today. How lucky we are to celebrate her birth, and put some attention on future travels.