To Parents who have kids died in Newtown Connecticut school Shooting,
This afternoon I cried when I read the news that 20 kids killed from the Sandy Elementary school in Newtown Connecticut school shooting.
As a mother of two sons at elementary school age like you, I do feel your pain!
Love and sympathies to you and your family. May God comfort you with His peace and strength.
Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God.
~Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994
~ Anne Frank
And here are some quotes, sympathies from my sons’ elementary school newsletter this week …
As a parent and teacher myself, my heart aches, my tears are still warm. I want to send out respect, honor, and prayers for those families, the Newtown community, and all educators, families, and students everywhere.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Pain is often beyond words, but never beyond love.
Sometimes you have to just stop talking & start hugging!
~ Sandy Brosam 1989
If tears could build a stairwell and memories were a lane, I would walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again. No farewell words were spoken no time to say good-bye. You were gone before I knew it, and only God knows why. My heart still aches in sadness, and secret tears still flow. What it means to lose you, no one will ever know.
“Life is not the way it’s supposed to be… It’s the way it is… The way we cope with it, is what makes the difference.”
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.’ The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: ‘Which wolf wins?’ The old Cherokee simply replied, ‘The one you feed.’
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