Monday, December 17, 2012

Sad things

It didn't seem appropriate to put this post in with the other happy post.

Onto some really sad stuff...
I wish that bad things didn't happen, but unfortunately they do.

And I think its better to talk about it that keep our feelings repressed.

This shooting in Connecticut has really left me sick to my stomach.  I think about it and I just CRY.  Keith and I were watching a 20/20 report the night it happened. We just sat there and cried.  My heart is hurting for all of those parents that have to have Christmas without their babies!  What kind of sick freak would kill babies! These poor kids were so innocent, and their teachers risked their lives for their students.  One story really touched my heart.  About the first grade teacher who hid all of her students in the closets, and when the gunman came in, she told them that her students were in the gym.  He shot her. and all of her students lived.  Her name was Victoria Soto, and she is a hero.  This is the picture I acquired from ABC news.  She was beautiful, and she has a special place in heaven.
Connecticut shooting victim Vicki Soto.
I guess I just have a hard time understanding why anyone would do such a horrific thing.  Kill innocent people, children that he didn't even know.

I really liked a post I read on facebook, it was originally credited to Morgan Freeman, but he later revealed that it wasn't him that posted it.  Sources found that it was just some guy from Vancouver.

Nevertheless, I really liked the message, it's a bit rant-ish, so I'll just give you the best part

"You can help by forgetting you ever read this man's name, and remembering the name of at least one victim."

There was a lot more, but that is the important part.  This man should not be remembered for the pain he caused.  This man should be forgotten, and should not gain infamy by creating such a horrible heinous act of violence. This man should be forgotten, and be left to rot in hell.

So lets take a minute and honor the victims of the Newtown, Connecticut Elementary Massacre.

Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Olivia Engel, 6
Josephine Gay, 7
Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 6
Dylan Hockley, 6
Madeline F. Hsu, 6
Catherine V. Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
Jesse Lewis, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Emilie Parker, 6 (originally from Ogden, that hits close to home)

Jack Pinto, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Carloine Previdi, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Aveille Richman, 6
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Allison N. Wyatt, 6

That is a lot of children, a lot of children whose parents won't have them for Christmas, they won't ever be able to hold their babies close.  These kids were all from 2 first grade classes.  These children went to school, and they will never be able to go home.  My heart is so broken. There weren't just children whose lives were taken.  There were adults, teachers and faculty from this school.  These people gave their lives in an effort to protect their students.  These people are all hero's.
Dawn Hochsprung, 47 (Principal)
Rachel Davino, 29 (Teacher's Aide)
Anne Marie Murphy, 52 (Teacher's Aide)
Lauren Rosseau, 30 (Teacher)
Mary Sherlach, 56 (School Psychologist)
Victoria Soto, 27 (Teacher)

So many lives lost.  What a horrible day for society. School is supposed to be such a safe place. A place where parents can drop their children off, and not worry if they are going to come home at the end of the day, what an awful day for man-kind.


What a sad thing to think that so many lives were lost.  Heaven has more angels now.

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