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Ricki
12-14-2012, 06:13 PM
This is so awful and my heart goes out to all <3

Neverland Scraps
12-14-2012, 06:47 PM
same here...when our family found out, before the girls were allowed to eat lunch, we sat down and prayed for all the families going through this horrible tragedy. Such a sad day for many who were involved in this terrible shooting

nutsaboutgabe
12-14-2012, 07:19 PM
I'm in CT myself and I know exactly where this town is. My heart is breaking. I've been crying all day. It's hitting too close to home for me.

My boss lives 2 miles from the school, but his girls are older and at a different schools. Another co-worker of mine lived right across the street from the school growing up.

I have a kindergartner at a different school/different town. Gabe is in Newington, but Sandy Hook, where the shooting occurred, is a suburb of Newtown -- way too close of a name. My younger sister sent me a text just asking what is the name of my son's soon because she obviously saw the news, but didn't want to freak me out right off the bat...but I had already been following the news.

Right now and I so just want to go get him out of school and never let him out of my site.

Tree City
12-14-2012, 07:46 PM
Barbara, I thought about you and your son when I saw this on the news. I knew you were in CT.
I'm praying for everyone affected by this. And to be honest, I live in TX and this still feels "too close to home" to me. {{{HUGS}}}

Jacque
12-14-2012, 08:06 PM
It's overload...my heart can't fathom this kind of event...and I don't even know anyone there. Prayers to ALL!!

Jacque
12-14-2012, 08:59 PM
OMG...as its come out it seems it was mostly kindergarten students. i just have not been this emotional in a long time.

i have a thought for the 'powers that be' here at GS.

someone else is doing a variation...but what about doing a BONUS challenge...no big prizes or anything (unless someone has a mini they'd want to share but not necessary) if not u can use any kit u want or your rules (just thinking out loud here) to do journaling LO's on this horrific event. about your feelings, about your own kids, sending prayers whatever...just a release and then post on the blog to share with others.

just like i said only my thoughts but maybe you wonderful ladies can come up with something :)

Ricki
12-14-2012, 10:37 PM
Barbara my prayers for you and you family!

We saw the news and it is so heartbreaking. I call it 'terror' and even though in our country this never has happened, I certainly can relate to the horror. The horrendous feeling of the unknown. And to know these things happen in schools is beyond logic.

So sad, so senseless. And such young children, the heart cries.

Sarah
12-14-2012, 11:06 PM
I'm in CT myself and I know exactly where this town is. My heart is breaking. I've been crying all day. It's hitting too close to home for me.

My boss lives 2 miles from the school, but his girls are older and at a different schools. Another co-worker of mine lived right across the street from the school growing up.

I have a kindergartner at a different school/different town. Gabe is in Newington, but Sandy Hook, where the shooting occurred, is a suburb of Newtown -- way too close of a name. My younger sister sent me a text just asking what is the name of my son's soon because she obviously saw the news, but didn't want to freak me out right off the bat...but I had already been following the news.

Right now and I so just want to go get him out of school and never let him out of my site.

Barb, you were exactly who I thought of. I knew there was someone here, at GS, in CT!
<3

Sarah
12-14-2012, 11:07 PM
When my kids came home, the first thing I did was explain to them what happened. I didn't want them to hear about it from the news.
I couldn't get through it without crying. My amazing daughter wrapped her arms around me, and then my son. I'm so thankful that both my kids came home safe, sound, and that all of the kids, no matter how much they annoy me, in the complex did as well.

Angelclaud
12-15-2012, 12:00 AM
It's truly very sad and my heart goes out to all the parents, children, and community of CT. I am glad to hear that you are ok Barbara. *hugs*

I hate school shootings, well I hate any shooting, but ESPECIALLY school shooting. They are CHILDREN !!!! Why would anybody want to harm them?!!! Especially that this is an elementary school with such young children.

It's such a sad day. :(

Ricki
12-15-2012, 12:42 AM
....trying to go about doing things here and there but it's so hard..............I keep remembering.

nutsaboutgabe
12-15-2012, 01:18 AM
I agree. I've got stuff to do and am trying to keep it together for Gabe because he doesn't know anything. He's 5...too young to truly understand and he already tries to convince me everyday that he wants to stay at home. I so wish I could make that happen. I've got to get busy making that bubble I'm going to put him in.


....trying to go about doing things here and there but it's so hard..............I keep remembering.

Ricki
12-15-2012, 01:31 AM
Barbara I continue to pray for you. It's surely is so hard when you have to continue for Gabe.

AmyP
12-15-2012, 04:05 AM
The mall shooting happened 30 minutes from my home, in "our mall." I was shocked and horrified. Now this. I'm really struggling to keep my eyes dry. I had a really hard time bringing my son to kindergarten today. I am in Pacific Standard Time, and my son is in the afternoon class so I kept hugging and trying to cuddle him before school. Good thing he didn't mind. I didn't tell him what happened. I did tell him I heard something that made me really sad. I wasn't the only kindergarten parent with red eyes at drop off.

Barbara, I was thinking about you today. I'm glad that you and your family are safe.

mskinsey
12-15-2012, 07:06 AM
I'm shaken to my core over this tragedy. My children are grown, thankfully, but I have four beautiful grandchildren ranging in age from 2-1/2 to 17. I keep thinking over and over about them, praying for their safety, and then praying for all those in Connecticutt who are going through agony right now. The parents and grandparents, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles and cousins, friends and neighbors of those who lost a child today, and also for the loved ones of the principal and teachers who died.

There's no point in asking, "Why?" because those of us in our right minds will never understand what that young man was thinking when he took those guns to the Sandy Hook school. That's just it ... he wasn't thinking ... he was deranged at that moment ... but, why, Dear God, why did he take his misery out on little children? Why?

I can't stop crying ... such a senseless, cowardly act ...

nutsaboutgabe
12-15-2012, 01:20 PM
Amy - I am sure the mall isn't anywhere you want to go anytime soon. There isn't a safe place left in the world.


The mall shooting happened 30 minutes from my home, in "our mall." I was shocked and horrified. Now this. I'm really struggling to keep my eyes dry. I had a really hard time bringing my son to kindergarten today. I am in Pacific Standard Time, and my son is in the afternoon class so I kept hugging and trying to cuddle him before school. Good thing he didn't mind. I didn't tell him what happened. I did tell him I heard something that made me really sad. I wasn't the only kindergarten parent with red eyes at drop off.

Barbara, I was thinking about you today. I'm glad that you and your family are safe.

AmyP
12-15-2012, 05:00 PM
Amy - I am sure the mall isn't anywhere you want to go anytime soon. There isn't a safe place left in the world.
My friend and I were just there a few days before having coffee and walking around the mall visiting. It was heart breaking to see the mall Santa, a symbol of magic for children, evacuating in fear. My baby sat on that Santa's lap. A couple at our church were there in lock down while it happened and witnessed a bunch of scary stuff. They survived, but they are affected for ever. It feels so horrible to say "thankfully ONLY two people were killed."

I think we need to make sure our children feel safe. I think we need to allow them to grow up with tremendous hope. In reality there really isn't a safe place in the world, but there are still lots and lots of good people in the world. We need to communicate this to our kids. It is essential that we make sure they grow up with lots of hope in their hearts. My kids are little so I didn't tell them about these events at the mall or in CT. It will be a challenge to help them feel safe and hopeful as they get older and they start to hear these kinds of things from others.

After school yesterday a few kindergarten parents joined together as the kids played on the playground. It was beautiful to see them playing without a care in the world. The parents were all heavy hearted and still in emotional shock. Watching them run around and act crazy was therapeutic. As we were leaving we looked up in the sky and there was a beautiful rainbow. It strengthened my resolve to raise my boys with hope for the future. I don't want them to inherit "the world is a scary place, there is no hope" mentality. Children deserve to feel there is hope for their future and that the world they live in still produces beauty and goodness.

Thank you all for allowing me to unload a little bit of what is in my heart. Like all of you, I'm struggling with this.

Ricki
12-15-2012, 11:57 PM
This is all so hard too read. Always after something horrid like this, comes the personal story of each and everyone.

mom2triplets04
12-16-2012, 12:52 AM
I'm having a difficult time as well. Been crying a lot. It didn't happen in NJ but I do work in an elementary school so I keep thinking it could have been our school. I even work in the office from time to time and buzz people in. But I also work outside and it's not fenced where I work so people walk freely around the school all the time. So scary. My children all know what happened because I had the news on and they kept asking me why I was crying. Those poor families who lost their children I can't imagine the pain they are feeling.

JillW
12-16-2012, 02:14 AM
My heart is heavy as well - it is unimaginable ... every time I woke up during the night I immediately thought of the families in CT and said a little prayer - today while getting groceries I couldn't help but notice the youngsters with their parents ... the way it should be ...

msbrad
12-16-2012, 03:09 AM
This one, along with all senseless violence has reeeeeeeked havoc inside me. As a teacher, for now 39 years...it just strikes closer. Although most every school has procedures in place for the unexpected - there but for a split second, stuff can occur.
Praying hard God will assist in healing as there is no explanation of reason. Maybe as a world, we just all need to learn how to live together...a whole lot better.
Hug your loved ones. And Cyber hug our communityas well.
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