Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School and Community We are With YOU

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.

Our hearts are just too broken as the tears continue to fall over this horrific and senseless slaughter.
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 Geraldo, Dr. Drew or even 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 to see "R E S P E C T" particularly in the face of tragedy and for these families now.
It is not too much to ask for nor demand.
These are children, all children and families in the middle of shock/trauma.
The needs are many there and they will be felt for a long time to come.
We must just be with and for in any way we can.
It will not be a time when "the dust settles" it will not be a "sensation story" except for those who seek to find and thrive on "sensation stories".. This is real and horrible for all including those worlds away, but it is living hell for those in a tight-knit community and has hit the lives of so many, all are connected.
   Hug your loved ones tightly
hug them in your hearts. 
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.
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.
If you would like to send a card to those there, to lift them up, to acknowledge their pain,
to send a card because you want to do something, to send a donation to help the community, or for whatever reasons :
Newtown Police Department
3 Main Street
Newtown, CT 06470

Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457

Sandy Hook Vol. Fire and Rescue
PO Box 783
18-20 Riverside Rd
Sandy Hook, CT 06482

Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
77 Main St.
Newtown CT 06470
Walk in Beauty


fluff said...

Thankful this morning for your words Dr. Sherry and prayers for Newtown Connecticut and for those families who lost a child or loved one in the sad event. May our Lord lift spirits this day and they days ahead. Thank you for your prayers also for Peyton. Be well and at peace friends. ?Sandy♥

Anonymous said...

Thank you Sherry for the adresses you listed and as always for your most insightful and caring words..
I agree with you, I do not care one iota about the murderer .. I have not a drop of compassion for him.. there is not any kind of plausible excuse to lighten the horrible and inhumane actions..
my heart breaks for those children, the teachers and all of the families in that entire community..
I do not want to hear about policies and gun control, now is not the time. I believe the one thing we can do to attempt to gain a bit of control of our emotions at this time is simply this ~
pray, and look within our hearts and share some random act of kindness ~ we need to take a step to try to reassure ourselves that there is in fact, some good in our world and a lot of great people.
we cannot let the lunacy and madness of this one maniac individual define us ~
prayers for all, our warriors and just EVERYONE... may angels surround us all ~
sign me, A.
♥ ♥ ♥

kelly 2 wolves said...

BEAUTIFUL WORDS SISSY, You can imagine the energy here, my heart is Soo grateful that it was not my grand~babies. And soo sad for the loss of those murdered, It is strange in the middle of the horror is a huge feeling of relief and gratitude among those who still have their children. People are taking inventory and putting things into perspective.Holding loved ones near.
It is a Town shaken to its core a state in Shock a Nation in Disbelief, and No we don't really care why he did it, does it matter no .... Now we wait..... wait until healing can start to take place it will be while ...... Love to you all. Praying praying .........

oshkosh said...

Just sits one down and makes one drop their heads on their chests. I still believe, of course, that there are WAY MORE good people than bad. My heart sang when the one teacher told the police that if they were really the police wanting her to open her door to let them in where she and her students were hiding, that they needed to slip their badges under the door---AND if they were REALLY who they said they were, THEY COULD ALSO GET A KEY!!!!!!!!! AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! What a thinker!!!!!!! These "SO CALLED EXPERTS" that have it all figured out sound like they reading from their text books from college!!! They so "expert" they can't even focus on the real need, or what this is really really about at this time. For some things in life, there is NO ANSWER to the question of "WHY"----just gotta grab the boot straps, and attend to what needs to be attended to when handed a situation that has no answer. I am not only thankful for my blessings, I am most thankful for all of you, and your blessings too!!!