Connecticut Tragedy Has Struggling Moms Clinging To New Perspective
Updated: Monday, December 17 2012, 07:15 PM EST
Ashely Lindsey says she reacted like many other moms across America.
"I know as soon as it happened. I kissed all over my daughter," said Lindsey, who turned to the Eblen Foundation's St. Nicholas Project to find gifts for her kids. Despite what she may not have this Christmas, Lindsey says she's blessed to have the gift of family.
Lindsey says the tragedy in Connecticut deepens her sense of perspective this holiday season. She feels terribly for the families of the victims.
"It's very very sad that people have their Christmas decorations are up," she says, thinking about the "gifts that their kids aren't gonna touch again."
She pointed to the toys all around her. "This right here. If I didn't have Christmas and if the only thing I had was my daughter I'd be okay with it."
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