December 16, 2012

For Newtown..

Paper white buds ready to bloom
 Photo: Chad Marcus Whyrick Photography, here

All of the "important" stuff that I was rushing around doing last week seemed to mean very little in the face of the evil and tragedy that confronted Newtown, Connecticut on Friday. Even for me, so far away from the tragedy and personally knowing no one involved, the stark reminder of the truly important made me give it all a rest for a few days. Even at a distance, my heart is overwhelmed for the unbearable grief that so many are bearing. However inadequate, this is my tribute to the beautiful little ones whose lives were lost and to the brave adults who tried to protect them. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with all who mourn. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and.. those who are crushed in grief. Psalm 34:18

10 comments:

  1. Keri, I have been unable to think of nothing else, since this tragedy unfolded....it clearly reminds us to embrace what is truly meaningful ......life itself...to cherish it, and be grateful for every moment.....my heart and prayers to everyone in Newtown...N.xo

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    1. You're so right, Nella. Life is so incredibly precious.

      Keri

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  2. Absolutely. Love to you and your family, Keri. Anita

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  3. Yes Keri,
    An absolute, unexplainable tragedy.
    Our thoughts with all of the families.
    Love to you and yours,
    Liz x

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  4. Beautiful Keri. I too, cannot stop thinking about it, my heart is heavy with sadness and even as I go about doing all I need to do I remind myself that what is really important is already done. (my family being with me, having our health and each other and being surrounded by special friends). We can only pray for God to light the dark road these families are taking right now.......and keep them in our prayers. Best to you during this holiday season.

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  5. i stand with you in your sentiments keri
    these poor families, so unimaginable, so unnecessary, so terribly sad
    love to you and yours
    debra

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  6. Keri,

    I agree. This is impossibly sad for all families that know the joy of their children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren.
    Best to you and your family.
    Karen

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  7. So beautifully said. Such a tragedy, so sad, and so unfathomable. xo

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