Friday, December 14, 2012

Heart Ache Today

I have a hard time posting anything funny or upbeat today due to the horrific tragedy in Connecticut this morning. Our hearts ache and we are disgusted that anyone could ever do something so horrible. The fact that a school was the target and 18 children and others were murdered makes everything all that worse. Then the poor children who are still alive that will now have to deal with something like this so young...how scary. You hope and wish you can shelter your children forever but the sad, awful truth is that there are horrible monsters out there. 
Our hearts go out to all the parents, children, family and friends whom have lost a loved one in this horrific ordeal and we hope that in time they will be able to find some sort of peace. Nothing for them will ever be the same. 
Hug and love your babies not only today but everyday!
And a HUGE THANK YOU to the teachers, administrators, fire fighters, police officers and volunteers that helped evacuate, care for and comfort the rest of the students to safety.

NY Times coverage on this story if you have not heard:

"A gunman killed 26 people, 18 of them small children, in a shooting on Friday morning at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., about 65 miles northeast of New York City, a law enforcement official said.

The gunman, who was believed to be in his 20s, walked into a classroom where his mother was a teacher. He shot and killed her and then shot 18 students in the classroom. He also shot seven other adults.The gunman then killed himself inside the school. The shooting ranks among the worst in recent United States history.  

A 9-year-old student said he was in the gym when the shooting erupted.
“We were in the gym, and I heard really loud bangs,'’ said the boy, as he stood shivering and weeping outside the school with his father’s arms draped around him. “We thought that someone was knocking something over. And we heard yelling, and we heard gunshots. We heard lots of gunshots. We heard someone say, ‘Put your hands up.’ I heard, ‘Don’t shoot.’ We had to go into the closet in the gym. Then someone came and told us to run down the hallway. There were police at every door. There were lots of people crying and screaming.'’
Another student at the school told an NBC affiliate in Connecticut: “I was in the gym and I heard like seven loud booms, and the gym teachers told us to go in the corner and we huddled. We all heard these booming noises, and we started crying. So the gym teachers told us to go into the office where no one could find us. Then a police officer told us to run outside.”"
To read the rest of the story follow this link to NY Times

Never take a minute with your loved ones for granted~
Bree and J
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