If there are any words of comfort, it may be in the real understanding that there is no understanding of how this could happen to beautiful children and loving educators on a day in a school on our soils in our country.
If there is any real truth in reaching out to those there, it is in honoring their pain knowing we cannot fix it, cannot explain it, cannot say we understand the depth of the shock, the numbness, the horror, the screams and the sorrow.
WE can pray for them, we can offer to hold them UP, to know that there will be vigils, there will be candle lighting, there will be mass funerals attended by the whole tight knit community and that it will be absolutely hell in homes and it will have a far reaching impact in ways that we feel about safety and tuck our children, Elders and even ourselves in at night.
I don’t want to know about the shooter, his life, his family.
I don‘t ever want to hear his name broadcast, or hear Dr. Drew or Dr. Phil talk about how or why he came to that decision. I don’t want to see gun control folks use this as their platforms.
I want and must sit with this; mourn this tragedy and all the little ones and those young educators who did all the right things on behalf of the children.
I want to dance in glee of the survivors of that slaughter, and it was a slaughter.
I want to be there to hug those parents, siblings and grandparents and first responders and even the medical examiner and walk through this trauma with them.
I am beyond sad, beyond horrified by the events of 12/14/2012.
Please take care of yourselves, limit your exposure to media and exposure of coverage of this. BUT do allow yourself to hear some of the stories of these beautiful children, their little lives and their joys.
All GONE TOO SOON.
we hold up
Newtown CT and all who are there; all who love and are trying to figure out if they are standing in the middle of someone else’s nightmare and what to say to their children.
The fire is burning here, and the prayer bowl is filled.
Prayers going up also today for little Peyton and his family as he continues to be ill and doctors are struggling to figure this out for him.
Sandy Hook Elementary School
God Bless the families there
and all of us. Yes, leave the decorations up in Newtown and in your homes, leave as much normalacy as you can… Be truthful with the children in short and small sentences but over fill their senses with details unless they ask .. Don’t tell them that God needed special Angels. Tell them that something very bad happened and yes it was horrible. Let them attend vigils and funerals; this will help them in the long run. Hold them close to you when they need and want that, allow them to play and to be the child they are and to look forward to this month of wonder along with those times of great sadness. Breathe and “BE” while knowing that there in a tight knit community there is yet much to do and it involves so many and it will be tremendously painful and probably take many to their knees. Look up while you are there and know that those who died are safe, and they are with you always. We all are on our knees and we will stand and lean in to you as long as you want or need us to.
Walk in Beauty
- Sandy Hook Elementary news round-up: Heroes, victims and calls to action (dailykos.com)
- Massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school. (nickysworld.wordpress.com)
- Want to Send a Card to Sandy Hook Elementary School? (robincoyle.wordpress.com)
- Jets will wear helmet decals for Sandy Hook Elementary School (profootballtalk.nbcsports.com)