Yesterday, June 12, 2013, marked the sixth month anniversary of that horrendous mass murder of 20 children, and 6 adults, at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I decided to re-blog this post, lest we forget. Our thoughts, and prayers continue to be with the families of these precious victims.
December, 14, 2012, ( to quote President Roosevelt in his now famous speech, given in 1941), a date that will live in infamy. Adam Lanza, a name that will also live in infamy.
On this fateful date, you Adam, according to news reports, retrieved your mother’s guns, and for no apparent reason shot, and killed her. My question to you, Why?
That same day, you took these guns with you, with intentions of killing someone. Along the way, you decided to go to Sandy Hook Elementary School. Due to its restricted entrance, you forced your way in, walked to a specific classroom you seemed to have targeted, and began to spray bullets without hesitation, at these young and innocent children. Not fully satisfied, you targeted adults, and continued your killing spree, by shooting, and killing them as well. Why?
We are America, and hurt, when one of ours suffers. On that day, you deprived not only us, but the world as well, of future Teachers, Lawyers, Preachers, Medical Doctors, Law Enforcement Officers, Medical Researchers, Humanitarians, World Leaders, etc. You have broken our hearts. Parents of these beautiful children you chose to kill, will not have the opportunity to see them grow up. No more family gatherings, birthday parties, Christmas celebrations, and listening to their shrieks as they play with their siblings, and friends. Why?
Their classmates will never see them again, their teachers will not be able to mentor them, and see the results of their labor. The City of Newtown, will forever wonder whether or not they did enough to protect these precious ones. You did this not only to the immediate families, but to us as well. Why?
You took the cowardly way out, and shot yourself. We will never know why. Don’t think for one moment, that we, the hurting ones are finished. No! We will rebound from this tragedy. We will rally around these hurting families. We will love them, pray for them, and will never abandon them. They are our family.
We hurt, but we can not fathom what these parents, siblings, aunts and uncles, cousins, and friends continue to experience on a daily basis. The memory of these little ones, and those selfless adults, will forever be etched in their hearts, and in ours as well.
This father’s day will not be celebrated as usual, as fathers will not hear those familiar voices saying, “Happy Fathers Day Daddy!” These voices have been silenced forever, but not in the hearts of their loved ones.
May God bring comfort to these families and their friends, who have been affected deeply, by this horrendous, merciless act. God bless them all.