Sunday, December 16, 2012

Grieving




I am overwhelmed with sadness.  
My heart is heavy with unbearable grief for the precious lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary. 

The teachers. 
The staff. 
The children. 

The beautiful children. 

The families who will grieve for them for the rest of their lives. 

It's just too much for the heart to bear.  


31 comments :

  1. I haven't slept the last two nights. Can't get all those poor souls out of my mind, what fear and horror they must have felt. The poor babies and the brave staff who tried to protect them.

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  2. I feel the same way, as a mother, I can't sleep...
    Maureen x

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  3. Exactly-as both a mother and a SpEd teacher, there are no words. None.

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  4. I agree. My daughter and I were driving around our town, when we had to stop for a line of little children and their teachers crossing in front of us. She said, "How do you shoot that?? How??" My thoughts exactly. :( Kit

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  5. Our hearts are broken, lives shattered.I am having a hard time moving forward myself.
    I pray for strength and healing for them all.~Blessings Kim

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  6. Dear Trina,

    I'm glad you addressed this on your blog. I read a quote from someone in Newtown who wondered if people elsewhere were affected by this tragedy. It's good to let them know that those of us on the West Coast are grieving with them.

    Jane

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  7. "I am the vine, and you are the branches."

    It's an unfathomable loss.

    (Thank you, Susan, for your work in special education, and thank you to all the teachers and educators out there.)

    Em

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  8. Who could not feel such sorrow at this time..how beautifully written, how etched into our hearts this will always be❤

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  9. You've spoken my heart. As a mother, I cannot fathom the horror. As a human being, I cannot comprehend how one can do this to another....mutliple others. All those little ones & the brave souls who perished protecting them, may they rest in peace.

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  10. The grief is so strong-how can we help? Prayer is all I know to do. My best friend is a special-ed teacher in a small town and I so worry about her going to school these days.
    Blessings to all

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  11. Trina,
    Incredibly sad for the families and for our country. How do we heal as a nation. We will be heavy hearted for some time.
    pve

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  12. Hi sweet Trina,
    I know. Awful awful. There are no words. Our country is mourning the loss.
    Our prayers are lifted up for the families and may God bless all of our little children everywhere.
    Love
    Lisa
    Leeshideaway.blogspot.com

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  13. This is almost more than I can bear...hold your babies tight! God Bless the children.

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  14. I laid awake for so much of last night with the unfathomable loss running constantly through my head. It is unbearable.

    Keri

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  15. You have expressed exactly what I've been feeling. Thank you for putting it into words.

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  16. Trina I think all of us that are parents are grieving for those beautiful babies . I just keep wondering how could anyone hurt a child !

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  17. God we need your grace....and He's closer than we imagine...He promised He'd never leave us....God bless the families and in time He will bring healing.

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  18. Thank you for your post - I feel the same. Party/BC

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  19. My heart breaks, BREAKS for all those lost and, as a mother, hurts my very soul for those beautiful children and their parents. God bless us all, most especially them.

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  20. It is incredibly hard as a grandma I cannot even imagine the horror and the trauma and deep loss and as a mom of a police officer I hurt for the first ones to arrive and find this kind of carnage. Evil is just that ...dark and evil and it take away so much. We must remember that there are good people out in the world too, many good people. It is just so very hard for us all who can't ever understand the why.

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  21. Very well said Trina, it has deeply affected us in the UK too. x

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  22. Powerful words and thank you. I am from Canada and I can tell you that all Canadians have been deeply affected as well. Just too sad... I hope that these angels will be the tipping point for our USA neighbour to move towards more protection of children and all citizens.....

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  23. I think we are all grieving for these children and their teachers. I sincerely hope steps will be taken to tackle complex issues that will help prevent this in the future. I don't pretend to know what all the issues are or what should be done. I just know that things CAN be done.

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  24. Dear Trina,

    Always read your lovely blog, but now i want to give a reaction...
    I had tears in my eyes when i heard the news abouth Newton, the children, the teachers, we are on the other side of the world (in Holland) but really we are grieving with you, this kind of tragedy affect us all....

    Angélique from Holland

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  25. Trina,
    The whole world must be grieving for those 26 beautiful souls lost in Newtown, their loved ones and the first responders. I'm trying to keep things light and joyful for my children with Christmas approaching, but as a mother, this tragedy has just broken my heart. I too am having trouble sleeping. Many thoughts, love and prayers to those affected by this unthinkable tragedy. I wish there was a way we could somehow lessen their immense pain.
    A Mother in Kansas City

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  26. Thank you, Trina, for your post. I share your sadness at this incomprehensible loss of innocent lives and pray that our leaders will summon the political will to take steps, however small, toward ensuring that something like this will not happen again.

    A mother and grandmother in Bothell, Washington

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  27. Trina, it is important for all of us to embrace this grief, ours, that of those who have lost loved ones - among them all of those beautiful children. Thank you for sharing your own hurt . . . together we somehow will bear it and begin in earnest to pay forward the love in our hearts for this is all that we truly have which might help.
    Peace,
    Linda
    in Virginia

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  28. As a public school teacher in New England, this rocked me to the core.

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