Sunday, December 16, 2012

Why Never Is Answered.

I still literally cannot believe what happened in Newtown, Connecticut at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday.  It has really thrown me, and, quite honestly, it's taken me a few days to gather my thoughts on this.  I still have not gotten to the point that I can make coherent sense out of what happened there.

I feel hurt and anger, and I don't know anyone that was killed or anyone connected directly to the tragedy.  I am not a parent.  I don't know what I feel about all of this, exactly.  It's times like this you just want to shake your fist and ask WHY?  Why those 20 kids?  They were all born in 2005 or 2006.  WHY?  Why the children?  So precious and so innocent.  Why?  There's never any answer no matter how much you shake that fist.

What I do know is that teachers and administrators in that school saved lives.  The heroism of the six adults that were killed in this massacre is just so hard to describe.  First responders saved lives.  Well-practiced procedures saved lives.

That said, 20 little candles were snuffed out way too early.  Six educators lost their lives at that school.  Principal Dawn Hochsprung reportedly died trying to subdue the shooter.  Some like  

December 14 will now go down in history as a day something very very bad happened.  Just know that life is precious and every second of every day counts because no matter how young or how old, tomorrow is never guaranteed.

My deepest condolences go out to all those affected by this tragedy.  May you somehow find peace and love in some way this holiday season.

The victims of this tragedy are all Gone Too Soon.


Charlotte Bacon, 6
2/22/06
Daniel Barden, 7
9/25/05
Rachel Davino, 29
07/17/83
Olivia Engel, 6
7/18/06
Josephine Gay, 7
12/11/05
Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 6
4/4/06
Dylan Hockley, 6
3/8/06
Dawn Hochsprung, 47
6/28/65
Madeleine F. Hsu, 6
7/10/06
Catherine V. Hubbard, 6
6/8/06
Chase Kowalski, 7
10/31/05
Jesse Lewis, 6
6/30/06
James Mattioli, 6
3/22/06
Grace McDonnell, 7
11/4/05
Anne Marie Murphy, 52
7/25/60
Emilie Parker, 6
5/12/06
Jack Pinto, 6
5/6/06
Noah Pozner, 6
11/20/06
Caroline Previdi, 6
9/7/06
Jessica Rekos, 6
5/10/06
Avielle Richman, 6
10/17/06
Lauren Rousseau, 30
6/82
Mary Sherlach, 56
02/11/56
Victoria Soto, 27
11/04/85
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
9/12/06
Allison N. Wyatt, 6
7/03/06

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