In Honor of the Victims of the Connecticut Elementary Shooting

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I mentioned in my last post, that I had talk to my cousin and all the kids they knew at Sandy Hook Elementary were accounted for.  However, I have since learned that one of the little girls who was killed in Friday’s massacre, was in my Aunt & Uncle’s ward in Newtown, Connecticut. 

I obviously didn’t know her or her family, but feel a real connection to her through my Aunt & Uncle.  They say there is only seven-degrees between two people, and in this case I’m only two.

The girl’s father gave a beautiful and courageous press conference last night.  I commend him for his bravery, strength and stamina to address the media during this extremely hard time in his family’s life.  I also want to thank him for sharing the beautiful stories and photos of his daughter with us.  Putting faces and hearing wonderful happy stories of the victims, brings a sense of solace in all this turmoil.

My thoughts, prayers and well wishes continue to be sent to the families of the victims, the survivors who are now dealing with the horrific event they endured and the entire Newtown community who is reeling from such a senseless horrific act of free agency.

5 Responses to In Honor of the Victims of the Connecticut Elementary Shooting
  1. Hanan (@LilacCityMomma)
    December 17, 2012 | 9:46 AM

    I can only imagine what that whole town must be going through right now.

  2. Becca - Our Crazy Boys
    December 17, 2012 | 12:51 PM

    I’m so glad that nobody in your family was physically hurt, but I imagine it’s an emotional roller coaster in that state right now. I am thinking of everyone.

  3. Kerri
    Twitter: SavvyMomNYC
    December 17, 2012 | 5:39 PM

    It truly is a time to count your blessings and think of others. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Melissa
    December 18, 2012 | 7:44 AM

    I can’t even imagine being that close. I’m so far and still processing this tragedy.

    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      December 25, 2012 | 9:25 PM

      I know what you mean about being so far away and still be processing…that’s me too!