My friend Eileen from Little Acorn Learning, shared this video with me last night. A group of homeschooled students and families from the Hartford area came down to Newtown on Christmas Eve, at 11:30 p.m., to show their love and support for the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Their effort is touching. And it made me cry all over again at the mention of Community Learning Project – the homeschooling group that we are so happy to be a part of – and the loss experienced by our music teacher and friend.
Christmas has provided a distraction from thoughts of Newtown. For me, the busyness took over and I was able to put all of the sadness out of my mind and focus on my family. I haven’t had to go through town for any reason. I haven’t had to look upon the flowers, teddy bears and candles placed on sidewalks, church steps and street corners.
I’ve been trying to go back to my normal posting here, my usual irreverence. But the wounds are still fresh and raw. I can’t always set them aside.
I think I will be normal, ordinary me sometimes. And sometimes you will see how my heart is still broken for my neighbors. We all continue to hope and pray for healing as the people of Newtown learn not to move on or forget, but to adjust to this new way of being and living.