Days like today make me feel selfish in my desire to one day have children. It makes me feel like I'd be doing a disservice to a child to bring him or her into a world where you can't play in your front yard without the fear of being abducted. You can't go to a Batman movie without fearing a shooter in full body armor coming in through the exit with an assault weapon. You can't send that child to kindergarten without the fear that you may never again see your baby.
I want children someday, but is it responsible or am I fulfilling my own selfish maternal need to feel complete?
My condolences to everyone affected by the horrific tragedy today.