I’m at a loss for words today as I (along with our country) try to make sense of the unthinkable events that took place last Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. It’s one of those days where time stands still. You will always remember where you were when you first heard the news. I was about to walk into the post office when I called my parents. Hearing my Dad’s voice crack as he told me the details of what took place, is something that will always stay with me (tears).
Our children are our greatest gifts. Our families who we love and serve each day give our lives so much meaning. We all have put ourselves in the shoes of these families who will live with this heartbreak, it’s just unthinkable. Losing a child in a peaceful way is hard enough, but to lose a child in a terrifying way like this makes my heart hurt.
So much innocence was lost on Friday. Childhood is a such a special time, and it’s something we all guard. As parents we do all we can to protect our children and we all have felt so helpless with this tragedy.
This printable is for all of you, who just like me have hugged your children tighter this weekend. Who have looked at your daily tasks in taking care of them in a new light. To honor the innocent lives lost on Friday, we can love and serve the children in our own lives even more than we already do. (You can download this print here.) Sandy Hook’s school colors are green and white, so the colors of this printable are to honor Sandy Hook and the brave teachers and children.
One of the quotes I have loved that has emerged through this tragedy is by Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers):
There will always be more good in this world than evil, so many helpers.
My friend Rachael of Today’s Mama wrote a great post about something we CAN do in our own lives to make change.
My prayers will be with the town of NewTown, Connecticut for a long time. -Kami