Today, I’d like to take just a moment to recognize the victim’s of the Sandy Hook Elementary School and also to recognize the heroes who stood between gunfire and their students, some loosing their own lives in the process.
I don’t feel the need to post photos of everyone as the families (from what I understand) have requested their privacy.
That being said, take just a moment out of your busy life to recognize that there are families in Connecticut who are staring–possibly right now, at this very moment–at a Christmas tree filled with presents for children who will never be able to open them because an idiot decided to shoot them down shamelessly. As a parent who has lost a child, I can’t even begin to imagine the pain they are going through. I had three days to prepare myself for the worst when my son lay dying. These parents sent their children to school that morning and all of them thought their precious babies would be coming home that evening to do homework and watch Sesame Street.
Also, the asshole members of the Westboro Baptist Church are planning to protest the funerals of the victims of the shooting. There is a petition you can sign to have the so-called “church” legally recognized as a hate group, which they SHOULD be recognized as, so if you feel so inclined to sign this petition, please do so. The link is here.
I want to ask that you, as my readers, say a special prayer for the victims and survivors and their families. No matter what religion you are, do whatever it is that you do. For anyone affected by this tragedy, should you come across my post, just know that the entire nation and much of the rest of the world is grieving with you. We’ve got your backs and God Bless You.