Saturday, December 15, 2012

Today, We Weep


 Today, we weep.

We weep for the little ones, the innocents, who will never have the chance to grow up.

We  weep for their parents whose hearts are broken. 

We weep because those parents will never again hear the laughter of their children in this life or see them open up this year's holiday presents.

The darlings they held in their arms, nurtured, loved, kissed, read to, dreamed for and cherished are gone forever from this earth.

We weep for the educators whose lives ended in such violence while protecting the little charges in their care.

We weep for the brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, neighbors and friends whose tears flow like rivers while Christmas lights twinkle in the darkness.

We weep for the workers left to view, investigate and clean the carnage.

We weep for the 20 little ones and eight adults and, like President Obama said, our hearts are broken.

Tragic.

Unfathomable.

Shocking.

Sickening. 

Sorrow-filled beyond belief.

Today, 20 little ones became angels in another realm of life.

Today, they will be safe from guns and violence. 

Today, they will be loved  and protected by their Heavenly Father, held in His loving arms, forevermore.

For the rest of us, today we weep.

14 comments:

Lucy said...

Yes ,oh how heartbreaking. I've been thinking about you tonight also , how are you?
Is it close to where you are?
my prayers are with this terribly sad situation. Your tribute was touching.

Donna said...

Oh, Susan, it is beyond comprehension what happened today. I know there have been other horrible things that have happened, but I don't think I have felt this gut-wrenching sickness since 9-11. Your post was heartfelt and very touching... Donna

Glenda said...

You expressed the feelings of many, Susan. My prayers are also with all those who have been so tragically affected by this senseless act of one troubled individual who, somewhere in his life, must have felt abandoned by the very people who should have cared the most for him. These incidents always seem to hit harder when they happen at such a happy time as Christmas, and my prayer is that everyone left behind will find the peace of God to get through the times to follow.

Barbara Neubeck said...

Susan, my prayers are added to your prayers. I feel shocked and saddened by this tragedy.
Barb from Australia

Bookie said...

This says it all.

Chatty Crone said...

I am speechless. I pray with you and all the others. You are kind of close to that area aren't you? Love, sandie

Susan said...

We lived in Ridgefield, CT before moving to Seattle...it's just two towns over from Newtown. I actually have a very good friend there, but her children are grown and in college. I am devastated by this tragedy, knowing all too well the loss of a child, a sibling, a friend, mother or father. I cry for the families having to go through this and hope with all my heart we, as a nation, finally do something about these assault weapons to get them out of the hands of maniacs that would carry out such a horrible plan.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Susan thank you for putting how I feel into words. I am just heartbroken over this. praying is all I can do.

Linda

Merlesworld said...

So so sad and I can not understand why this thing has happened.
Merle.......

Nellie said...

A truly tragic happening in Sandy Hook. Prayers are offered for all those affected.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

I echo your sentiments, Susan. Praying for all those families affected by this tragedy.

diane.stetson said...

Well said Susan..We are all praying for everyone involved in this horrific tragedy!

BECKY said...

Very beautifully written, Susan.....

Dee said...

No words...just a broken heart and prayers.

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