I am at a complete loss. I have no words.
That said, it’s ironic I am even writing this entry. But the emotions that has been building inside of me all day has become too much for me to handle, that I find some solace in pouring my thoughts on this blog.
My heart is broken for the 20 children and 7 adults who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I mourn for the innocent people who did nothing wrong but go to school today. I can’t even begin to fathom what the parents and families of the students, faculty, and staff are going through tonight. Though I don’t know them, I weep for them. I pray for them. I keep them in my heart.
I am comforted by the fact that the small community of Newtown, Connecticut will come together in harmony and cajole one another during this very difficult time, and our brothers and sisters of this great nation will join them in their own ways. We have dealt with a lot of tragedies this year, and it is unfortunate that this one had to occur a week before the holidays.
It was comforting to see posts on Facebook from parents saying that they hugged their children today,that they loved them, or couldn’t wait to get home to them. Children are one of the precious things on Earth that we should never, ever take for granted. They deserve to be loved unconditionally with great affection and care. They are our future and our light. Embrace your child every day, and I mean EVERY DAY! Give them the love they need.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the people in the Newtown community. So many lives are destroyed. So many people affected It’s so hard to grasp the scope of this senseless, despicable, volatile, incomprehensible act of violence imaginable.
For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child;
Friends on Earth and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild;
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
This, our hymn of grateful praise.