Tuesday, December 18, 2012


what happened in newtown, ct is heartbreaking.  really i'm at a loss for words when i even try and say something about it.  i've probably read every article or watched every news clip about the women and children that died that day.  i feel i owe it to them to at least read what amazing people they were.  each time i read something new i'm overwhelmed with sadness and grief for these poor families, that could have never in their wildest dreams imagined what that day would hold for them.  
each story is filled with so many great memories but also so much heartache.  
every year we will remember what happened on december 14, 2012 but i want those memories to be about the kind and loving women and children that lost their lives.  
these are some of the words used by family and friends to describe the children and their teachers that stuck with me as i read story after story:

sweet and beautiful
loving personality
old soul
knew how to live life
infectious laugh
mischievous grin
a light
free spirit
a little doll
bright, creative, very loving
extremely mature 
our rock
our little CEO
happy soul
precocious and completely endearing
full of life and energy

what a beautiful legacy they are leaving...
this is what i want to remember because that's what they deserve.   
these are only a few and i know there are thousands more to describe those precious children and their heroic teachers.
our thoughts and prayers are with their families as they try to learn a new normal in their life.  nothing will ever be the same.  there will always be a part of them missing but i pray that one day the pain and loss will be just a little bit less.

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man.  He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.  He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."
Revelations 21: 3-4

1 comment:

kristen said...

this was so moving. I love your kind and gentle and compassionate heart so much. thank you for this.