December 14, 2013

We Remember




Today, we remember the senseless tragedy that took place one year ago. We remember where we were, what we were doing and how helpless we felt. We cried with the families whose lives will never, ever be the same. We came together. We prayed. 

I was in the classroom with 28 fourth graders. Life as teacher has not been the same since that day. From then on, I prayed each day while pulling into school, "please watch over all of the children, teachers and staff at our school and schools everywhere. Please let school be a safe haven, and allow us to not be gripped by fear. Please protect us all from harm." This year, I was blessed with the privilege of teaching first grade, if only for a short time. The innocence of those precious children affected me more than ever, as I could not help but think of the first graders whose lives were taken from them last year. I cannot imagine the horror that they felt and the strength that was shown on that day, and beyond.

If you haven't already, please take a moment to visit www.mysandyhookfamily.org to read about the 26 people who lost their lives, as well as find out about ways to help support the families and organizations dear to their hearts. Let's celebrate their lives by demonstrating acts of kindness today and in the future. 

When will the violence stop? It has to stop. 

Praying for all those directly affected by the Sandy Hook tragedy.




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