Friday, December 14, 2012

Off The Quilt Topic...

One thing I try to do on my little blog is to keep my posts focused on just quilts and sewing, and maybe a little lighthearted this-and-that. I leave the deep and dirty stuff to newspapers and television.

But not today.

I just finished reading a post by Felicia, The Slow Quilter about the senseless, cruel, unthinkable, and horrific tragedy in Connecticut. Her post said it all.

It's been a hard day. I feel so sad and numb. My husband felt the same way. All my plans for the day seemed....insignificant.

I took my grandson to school today. Kindergarten.  I watched him smiling with excitement when he saw his friend "Lucy" and how he couldn't wait to get out of the car to go see her. I didn't want to let him out of the car. I kept thinking about those little babies in Connecticut who were smiling, too, as they went to what should have been a safe place to learn, make friends, and be happy.

Felicia is right. There will be "celebrations of Christmas cheer" and we will "feel blessed that we made it through another year." Presents will be opened, good food will be served, and laughter will fill our homes. But not this year for some families.

My thoughts and prayers go to the families who have been affected by this and other senseless tragedies this year.


  1. I am saddened as well by the horrific events of the past week. My prayers are with all those affected, as well.

  2. My thoughts and prayers are also with the families who lost their cherished family members today in this senseless at of violence.

  3. Even here in the Netherlands many people are shocked about what happend in Connecticut. And our hearts goes out to all those families.

  4. I was thinking that my day was pretty horrible until I saw the tradgedy in CT. This certainly puts my gripes in perspective and shows how petty I can be sweating over the small stuff. Prayers to all involved in this horror.

  5. What a terrible tragedy, my prayers go out to the families.

  6. My thoughts go to all the involved families and friends of the victims in this tragedy. Greetings to all of you from people in Norway.

  7. What can one say when we hear of such tragedy! I know for me personally, as a parent, my heart is so heavy. Losing a child under any circumstance is a loss that one rarely gets over, to lose a child at the hands of a very disturbed youth, there is a sadness that sweeps our world.


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