Sensless Tragedy

Obviously by now you are aware of the tragedy that took place yesterday.

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Precious, beautiful, innocent children….taken froms this world all too suddenly.
All from an evil act of a single human.
Unspeakably senseless.
I think of the fear that had to be in those children’s eyes as they heard the gun shots fire, the thoughts of how much and immediately they wanted their parents by their side to protect them in that intense moment of fear, and now–the parents who are coping with the loss of their little one today and foever.  The the survivors of not only the children but the adults that were murdered too.  The brave teachers that tried to keep them all safe….pulled them into rooms and locked doors, etc.  They are heros as well.
It makes me so sick to my stomach.  I cried for an hour or so.  What was I going to tell K?  What about all the other kids I work with at school?  This could have been MY elementary school.  Makes my stomach turn.  I definitely wil be hugging my daughter tighter and loving on her more.  I will love on my kids at school.  I will tell them how much I love them, how proud I am to be working with them and that they are doing an excellent job learning.
UPDATES-27-dead-in-shooting-at-Sandy-Hook-Elementary-School-in-Newtown-ConnThere is nothing that we can do to make what just happened seem “okay”.
But we can show our support and love in ways that we know possible.
A few bloggers put together the following and I wanted to pass it along.
A day of silence to remember the lives that were taken.
Please read below and strongly consider joining in//donating//praying//etc.
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To the Blog World and Anyone Else who Wants to Help,

Yesterday, tragedy struck so many of us in ways we did not foresee. An elementary school and small town in Connecticut was shattered by a mass shooting. We knew we wanted to help and we came up with this:


On Tuesday, December 18th, there will be a blogger day of silence.
We will post the button and that’s it. Please try to not post anything else that day if possible.

We are also raising money that will go to an organization in the memory of this tragedy. The organization is called The Newtown Family Youth and Family Services. Here is the official description of the support service we are donating to:

“Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. is a licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic and youth services bureau dedicated to helping children and families achieve their highest potential. NYFS provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.

ANY DONATIONS MADE TO NEWTOWN YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES WILL BE DONATED DIRECTLY TO THOSE EFFECTED BY THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING.”

Please visit THIS PAGE to make your donation.

We can’t imagine how they must be feeling, especially this close to the holidays. We would love for you to spread the word on your own blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Let’s make a difference and use blogging in a positive way. Thank you in advance for participating.

Love,
The Blog World

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