Tragedy in Sandy Hook

Yesterday and unspeakable act occurred in the small town of Sandy Hook, CT. A gunman entered an elementary school, killing 20 children and 6 adults before turning the gun on himself. I watched the news unfold with tears running down my cheeks, looking at Joseph play with his toys on the floor in front of me. I cannot imagine the agony and grief these families must now face.

Although I do not yet have a child in school, I do have a mother that is a principal of a grade school, as well as, a sister, cousin, aunt and several friends that are in the education field. I know that they all strive to not only teach, but to care for their students health, well-being, and safety.

It terrifies me to think that this is something that they might one day have to face. God please protect them and well as their students.

This kind of senseless tragedy, especially so close to the holidays, can often make you lose hope and trouble our thoughts of the future. A friend of mine shared this quote and it truly gave me something to grasp onto so I wouldn’t lose sight of all the good that is still in the world. I hope that it might also bring others some comfort at this time.

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.” – Mr. Rogers

 

 

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