It is sad to say but this Christmas there is Christmas presents that will not be opened with joy...there will be once happy now awful reminders of this season of family.
As the news came over my TV about the Sandy Hook all I could do was hold my baby and thank God that we have not fallen victim to a tragedy of this kind. I said a quiet prayer for all the families of everyone affected and for a continued hedge of protection around my family.
Many posts and status updates are stating that we have no words for this event..only prayers.
I have words.
So many in fact I don't know how to get them all out.
Maybe in a later post because right now it isn't about my views or thoughts
On Tuesday, December 18th, there will be a blogger day of silence. It isn't a lot. Just symbolizing that we see, we hear, we hurt, and we care. It is our virtual situation as bloggers to pull over to the side of the road when we see a funeral procession. We will post the button and that's it because what words could make these parents and families feel any less hurt?
If you would like to do more we are also raising money that will go to an organization in the memory of this tragedy. The organization is called The Newtown Family Youth and Family Services. Here is the official description of the support service we are donating to:
"Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. is a licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic and youth services bureau dedicated to helping children and families achieve their highest potential. NYFS provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.
ANY DONATIONS MADE TO NEWTOWN YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES WILL BE DONATED DIRECTLY TO THOSE EFFECTED BY THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING."
Please visit THIS PAGE to make your donation.
We can't imagine how they must be feeling, especially this close to the holidays. I pray that they get the help they need. Whatever that may be. To talk..to cry...to scream...and your donations will help volunteer therapists be there for that. We would love for you to spread the word on your own blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Let's make a difference and use blogging in a positive way. Thank you in advance for participating.
The Blog World
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