Sending Love & Prayers

18 Dec

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It is with such a heavy heart that I write this post. I’ve been debating whether or not to post about what occurred last week in Newtown. A town only two towns away from me. A town where my family resides. A town that is the story-book New England town. The act of violence that has occurred is unfathomable and is too horrible to even try to comprehend. And while I debated not writing this post, it seems to be all that crosses my mind. Like you, I cried as the news updates poured in and wondered how something so cruel could happen in our world–especially to the most delicate and innocent. A feeling of helplessness rushed in as my heart shattered for these families. I looked for an opportunity to let those affected know that they are not alone and that we as a community are there to shed tears with them, pray with them, and to help in anyway we can. While I know, no words, gifts, or acts of service will ever ease the pain, I want all of those affected by this tragedy to know they are in my heart and prayers.

I received an email about an opportunity for all of us to show our love for Newtown. An opportunity that we are all able to participate in. Simply cut out a paper heart, decorate it, and write a message of love. Address them to “Hearts of Hope” and send to:

Newtown Congregational Church
14 West Street
Newtown, CT 06470

The hearts will be delivered to cover Newtown with love from around the world. Hearts will be hung in local businesses, churches, and banks so that no matter where the people of Newtown go they will be surrounded by love and reminded that from this hateful act rose love and support.

My heart aches for those that lost loved ones & the grief we all feel is unspeakable. My deepest sorrows go out to the families of the victims, the first responders, and all of those affected by this horrible tragedy.

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