I think it is lovely that adults think that children are blooming. I hear them talking about this all the time as in 'why is that blooming child doing that?'this is why I named my blog 'Life of a blooming child'.
God of merciful love,
Help these families who are victims of murder
To accept the reality of such senseless acts of violence
Without, at the same time,
Succumbing to the despair of so great a loss.
May this violence become for them, instead,
A steppingstone toward greater union with you.