For Those Who Are Mourning the Lives That Were Lost

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

~Matthew 5:4

As I sat here trying to figure out what to write about today, there was only one thing that I could think of.  As you all know the town of Newtown, Connecticut was devastated on Friday after a gunman came into Sandy Hook Elementary School and went on a shooting spree, killing 27 people in total, 20 of which were children ranging in ages from 5 to 10 years old.  It was a tragedy like no other and one that no parent ever wants to have to live through.

I am deeply saddened for the families in Connecticut today.  A tragedy such as this one makes you want to take stock of what is truly important in life and makes you want to grab your children and hold them closer to you.  I know I held my daughter a little tighter on Friday night and have cherished, even more so than usual, all of the hugs and kisses that we love to shower each other with.

There’s not really much that can be said, as funerals for these lost lives begin today, nothing that sounds comforting enough.  I know that I am praying for those families today and I think to honor their memory everyone should make sure that they don’t take anything for granted.  We never know what will happen from day to day so cherish every single moment of every single day.  May God bless the souls that went on to Heaven on Friday, and may he give their families peace in knowing that they are with him now.

 

“But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

~Matthew 19:14

 

Jimmetta Carpenter

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  1. It is heart breaking, and it helps to remember the good people who were there, helping to shut it down before it got even worse. A lot of kids are ALIVE today because of them.


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