that were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, I couldn't help but look
at my own children and cry at what they may experience as they grow-up in this crazy world.
I hugged each of them like it was the last time I might ever see them...even though I knew at
that moment they were safe here in our home.
We sat on the floor to make snowflakes to send to their new school (see information below from
their PTA) and I started to feel foolish about making sure I hugged my kids every time I could in
case I might never get to again. I should be hugging my kids because they deserve it, because
it nurtures them, because they need to know I love them, because it makes them feel good.
I didn't have to send my oldest to school today because she has strep, but I had been debating
on whether or not to send her anyway with all the shooting threats in our area and just plain
crazies out there in the world...but I shouldn't act in fear of what might happen to my littles.
I should protect them in every way that I can, but God has a plan for every single one of us. Our
lives are meant to praise Him and keep his commandments. So while it is my prayer every
night that nothing bad happens to my children, but if it does that they do not suffer...it is always
followed with, but God if nothing else, may your will be done.
Though their lives were taken out of pure revenge and hate ~ their story is not over. I don't like
hearing that these horrible things happen to children, but look at the inspiration, the closeness,
the lives touched by each of those children, the teachers and the principal. The teachers that
gave their own lives to save those of their class...the children that survived will never forget, the
parents of those children will be forever grateful...and the community as a whole is drawn
closer together to help everyone through their loss. Even if they didn't know someone directly
that passed away, they are hurting...even thousands of miles away there are people grieving
and reaching out to help.
These are the moments that define true humanity...true compassion for your fellow man. So my challenge to each of you is to not love your children out of fear for what might happen, but
because they deserve your love...but also to show your children how to live a life that can be
shared for a greater purpose. Many of your children are already an inspiration to those around
them...they are my inspiration and the reason I continue to sew hospital gowns. They show me
that no matter, despite all the odds being stacked against me...there is a way.
Please help the students of Sandy Hook have a winter wonderland at their new school. Get creative because no two snowflakes are alike. Make and send snowflakes to:
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514
Please send by January 12th, 2013