December 14

December 12, 2014 at 2:22 pm | Posted in Death, Grief, life after loss, Love | 3 Comments
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quote - hope and light

This Sunday, December 14th, is the 2nd year anniversary of the unthinkable day at Sandy Hook elementary school. Twenty children and 6 educators were shot and killed.

This Sunday is also the Worldwide Candle Lighting created by The Compassionate Friends.  The purpose of the event is to unite “family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor and remember children who have died at any age from any cause.”

At 7 pm around the globe candles will be lit to create “a virtual 24-hour wave of light as it moves from time zone to time zone.”  The Compassionate Friends is an organization which was formed to support families after a child has died.  Its founder, Simon Stephens, states the mission is “about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope.”


No words

December 18, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Posted in Grief, life lessons, Love, mourning | 6 Comments
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Gandhi peace buttonEvery morning since Friday I have woken up hoping that the senseless deaths in Newtown were a horrific nightmare.  After Jake’s and Sawyer’s deaths I had similar experiences.  The moments before I was fully awake everything seemed alright in the world.  And then an instant later it shattered.  Reality.  And, the world seems as if it is forever broken.

There are so many families left behind.  New members of the club.  Filled with endless questions.   Why?  How?  Guns?  G-d?  There are no answers that will bring them back.  The 20 children will never grow up.  The families will be missing pieces for eternity.

I so wish I had the right words but since I do not, I will again borrow wisdom from Gandhi.


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