Cute, adorable cooing babies, in their pink and blue hospital-issued clothing, sleeping and resting peacefully in their hospital bassinets—their family name proudly displayed.
Their parents’ hearts filled with awe, delight, and wonder as they observed their infant through the viewing window—as their child lay serenely.
Fast forward to a life full of memories . . . their young infant sitting in a high chair as they were lovingly spoon fed, diapers changed, their first laugh, their cute gums shining through their little smiles.
They learned to crawl, flipping onto their backs until they were able to gain just enough balance to take their first step, and eventually a most cute toddler’s walk.
These children entered this world as someone’s brother, sister, niece, nephew, cousin, friend, neighbor.
Their parents were ever so proud of their precious child—a true blessing, and gift from God.
EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM, GOD’S CREATED WORKMANSHIP.
THEY WERE WONDERFULLY MADE.
Sadly, they are now gone.
They were sent off to school in their normal, daily routine with no one ever expecting them to not return to their homes, their beds, or the comfort and safety of their parents’ loving arms.
Their loss of life rings nothing short of the sorrow that pours through caring and empathetic hearts across the world.
May we remember to pray for the survivors—forever afflicted, never to be the same. Those who remain alive are likely to suffer the rest of their lives, with psychological damage being the worst of their pain.
May we also continue to pray for the families and friends of those who lost their lives to this most cruel event, which will forever remain indelibly etched in their hearts and minds.
May we never forget the children and adults who departed this wicked world, and instantaneously entered into the Glory of His Majestic Presence and Heavenly Kingdom, on Friday, December 14, 2012.
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~God’s Gracie Girl~ ✿
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. ~ Ecclesiates 12:7
- Watch: Connecticut Shooting: A History of Sandy Hook Elementary (abcnews.go.com)
- I pray for Sandy Hook Elementary in this moment of agony (juancastillojr.wordpress.com)
- A Tragic Day- Newtown Connecticut Shooting (theeclecticmarigold.wordpress.com)
- On social media: Local reaction to Conn. school shooting (kansascity.com)
Love Them Always – Thoughts and Prayers to Those in Connecticut (darrellcreswell.wordpress.com)
- Sandy Hook Elementary . . . Rest In Peace (gshow.wordpress.com)
- Shalom for Your Home (shalombewithyou.com)