Today my heart goes out to the friends and families of:
Jesse Lewis, age 6
Chase Kowalski, age 7
Josephine Gay, age 7
Ana Marquez-Greene, age 6
Dawn Hochsprung, age 47
Mary Sherlach, age 56
Benjamin Wheeler, age 6
Catherine Hubbard, age 6
Noah Pozner, age 6
Caroline Previdi, age 6
Charlotte Bacon, age 6
Dylan Hockley, age 6
Victoria Soto, age 27
James Mattioli, age 6
Grace McDonnell, age 7
Emilie Parker, age 6
Jessica Rekos, age 6
Olivia Engel, age 6
Allison Wyatt, age 6
Lauren Rousseau, age 30
Anne Marie Murphy, age 52
Avielle Richman, age 6
Jack Pinto, age 6
Daniel Borden, age 7
Rachel D’avino, age 29
Madeleine Hsu, age 6
Even a year later I still can not wrap my mind around this.
You may not recognize these names, maybe you do. But I think all of us will never forget the day that these wonderful people died. A year ago today, these 26 people were murdered in their little elementary school in Connecticut; Sandy Hook.
Can you even imagine sending your child, your most valuable possession, to school in the morning. And as they hug and kiss you goodbye and climb on the bus, they wave to you from the window, and thats the last time you ever see them alive.
And then imagine waiting for your child to come out of the school doors and run into your arms safe and sound, after hearing about the shooting. But they never do.
20 little angels will never get to grow up.
They will never get to experience 2nd grade.
They will never again get to hold mom and dads hand.
They will never get to celebrate another Christmas.
They will never have another birthday party.
They will never get to have their first kiss.
They will never get to go on their first date.
They will never get to go to prom.
They will never get the chance to graduate.
They will never get to fall in love.
They will never get to have a beautiful wedding.
They will never get to have a family of their own.
They never got to say goodbye.
26 died too young and too innocent.
My heart and prayers go out to the victims loved ones. No words can express the sorrow I feel for the friends and families of the victims. I pray that you are recovering well from such a tragedy. You will always have a place in my heart.
20 Little Angels
6 Brave Heroes
26 We Will Never Forget