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Sunday, December 16, 2012

I have been completely heartbroken over Friday's cruel and senseless violence in Connecticut. I can't even wrap my head around the amount of craziness it would take to do such an act, and to innocent children no less. I can't begin to imagine the suffering the children and adults went through nor the pain the parents, families and friends of the victims are going through now. To have this happen during the holidays only serves to heighten the heartache of those affected. Sad doesn't even begin to cover it! As I weep my own share of tears, I choose to celebrate the lives of the teachers, principle and school counselor who tried, some in vain to help the children escape the terror that day. They were heroes every one. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those who were killed or injured. May God bring them comfort.

Parents everywhere need to take a moment to give that special child in their lives an extra hug or two and tell them how much they are loved. There are moms and dads today as well as siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins that will never get the chance to do that again.

And as for the media! Enough with the sensationalism. I don't want to see the face of the idiot that murdered defenseless children and adults plastered all over every newspaper and channel anymore. Nor do I want to hear his name, about his background, what his family, friends or neighbors have to say about him, or every psychologist on the planet try to access why he did what he did. I don't want to hear repeatedly how horribly the children died, especially that one was shot 11 times. And I don't want to hear the surviving children nor their parents asked over and over again to describe for the cameras the horrors they witnessed that day. Let them be! If you need something news worthy than by all means keep the focus on the beautiful human beings whose lives were cut short. I much rather hear or read about their precious lives and what will be done to help their families find some peace and begin to heal than give the maniac who killed them any additional publicity. He, and other idiots like him don't deserve any!
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  • LINDA!
    I agree with your blog. Enough is enough...the violence has to end. The news media needs to STOP putting a camera and microphone in front of those grieving.

    God bless all of the families and the community.
    2010 days ago
    Excellent blog. My heart is broken as well. Prayer is the answer here. Prayer and love. Bright blessings to you and yours my friend. Give that grandson of yours a big hug!!!! I'm still waiting to see pictures of your decorations!
    2011 days ago
    Very well said Sallie and I agree... emoticon my emoticon
    2011 days ago
  • ANNIE924
    I agree Sallie, you expressed this very well. I'm afraid the sensational news coverage only encourages these disturbed individuals to live out their terrible fantasies. Thank you for your thoughtful and sensitive comments.

    2011 days ago
    Nicely said.
    2011 days ago
    I agree! I did read a story about the children and the adults whose lives were taken. I cried over each one of them--all of them were wonderful children and adults.

    I am praying for their families and for the town.

    2011 days ago
    So very well said......... emoticon
    2011 days ago
    I am with you Sallie. I am reading in silence or even turning on the music channels for background noise. lol
    2011 days ago
    I'm avoiding news coverage of this tragedy. I cannot dwell on this too much as it is so upsetting. Our minister preached on this subject today. Despite this horrid incident, I refuse to live my life in a state of fear.
    2011 days ago
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