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Newtown, Connecticut – our thoughts are with you.

December 15, 2012

Friday morning, tragedy struck. Newtown, Connecticut elementary school shooting.

28 dead. A 20-year-old killed his mother, then massacred Sandy Hook Elementary School killing 20 children and 6 adults, and eventually took his own life.

I’m sure I speak for many when I say my jaw dropped. Instant tears. Heart broken.

Now is a time where we see the world as a whole and how we are all connected. Now is a time for mourning and prayers to all who have lost a loved one. My heart breaks for the children whose innocence are now stripped from them. My tears fall for those whose spirits are broken.

Further down the line, we need to start realizing that the question can’t be ignored. How can we stop this senseless violence?

Where is the love?
“People killin’, people dyin’. Children hurt and you hear them cryin'”

No condolences can ever replace a loved ones life. 😦 I hope that there is more we can do to find justice.


<December 16, 2012>
The names of the victims were released yesterday. Eight boys, twelve girls, six women. All heroes. May each of you rest in peace.

Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Rachel Davino, 29
Olivia Engel, 6
Josephine Gay, 7
Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
Dylan Hockley, 6
Dawn Hocksprung, 47
Madeline Hsu, 6
Catherine Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
Jesse Lewis, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Anne Marie Murphy, 52
Emilie Parker, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Avielle Richman, 6
Lauren Russeau, 30
Mary Sherlach, 56
Victoria Soto, 27
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Allison Wyatt, 6


What can we do right now to help the families and the community?

– honor the victims Monday by wearing blue and yellow
– write letters to the families, friends and classmates of victims
  Sandy Hook Elementary School
12 Dickenson Drive
Sandy Hook, CT, 06482

– raise money to help Sandy Hook Elementary School and families
Sandy Hook School Support Fund
Newtown Parent Connection
Newtown Memorial Fund
Emilie Parker Fund
Various efforts, and more

Love your children, hug them tight, and never take life for granted.


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