As I sat down to post something yesterday I could not find the words to express the overwhelming sadness that has taken the place of what is supposed to be a joyful time of year. I was reminded of the episode of Star Trek when Spock, a character who shows no emotion, telepathically feels the anguish of his fellow Vulcans who are on another ship that is destroyed. Who now, cannot feel the anguish and heartbreak of these families and community that are suffering the horror of the situation at the elementary school in Connecticut. We, as individuals and a country are blanketed in sorrow.
I pray for those precious angels who lost their lives and their heroic teachers and administrators who sacrificed themselves trying to keep the children safe. I pray for the children and staff who were there in the building, who witnessed first-hand, if only by sound the horror as it played out. I pray for the families of them all whose hearts will be forever wounded. I pray for the community in Connecticut. For their loss of their loved ones as well as the loss of their peace. I pray for the education community. May we never have to be faced with another tragedy such as this.
The card above was created for a teacher in our school who slipped and was injured. It was made with bits and pieces that I had left from the centerpieces I made for my son's rehearsal dinner. It is a larger card - a full sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 folded in half, and I added four pages, book style, inside to allow for all of the staff to sign.