Saturday, December 15, 2012

WITH A HEAVY HEART



My heart is heavy, my prayers are constant and my tears are never ending. I pray for comfort and strength for the families affected by this tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.  I pray for those who have passed away and I am so sorry they had to suffer during this tragedy. I pray that God is holding them close.
 
There is never a good time to lose a loved one, especially a child, but around Christmas it seems extra heartbreaking to me. I think of their precious little hearts all filled with joy ready to celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah. Trees are decorated, presents are under the tree, candles have been lite and days have been celebrated. Now what.... parents must walk into their home and experience a pain that no one ever wants to feel.

I found it hard to read posts yesterday after hearing about this horrific tragedy. Eventually I turned off my TV, put on some music and did some busy work around the house. I will be taking a few days off from reading general posts as my heart heals and tries to make peace inside. My heart is with all the parents, step-parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brother, sisters and friends of these families. No parent should ever have to bury a child and this includes the adults who were also murdered, they are the child of a parent also. ((HUGS))

Please keep these families, along with the town and children who attended this school in your prayers. Pray for their healing during this process and journey of grief.
 
John 14:27

27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (NIV)


Love,
Debby 

Philippians 4:6-7:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (NIV).

23 comments:

Brian Miller said...

saw you over at otins....its hard...being a school teacher...and a father this crushed me pretty well...def been praying and will do so...cant imagine the families waking up today

Love Of Quilts said...

Keeping them in my thoughts and prayers.

Chatty Crone said...

My heart is heavy today too Debby. Very sad, but continually praying.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

There are no words ... just no words. My heart is breaking ... the only thing I know to do is to pray.

The Boston Lady said...

Debby, I too turned the tv off for awhile yesterday, it's almost necessary in order to try to process what happened. I can't think about it without tearing up. My heart and prayers are with all who were involved in yesterday's horror. So many heroes, so many innocents. Ann

That corgi :) said...

I totally agree to take a couple of days off Debby; it is such a sad time and situation. It is every parent's worse nightmare to lose their child; I can't imagine, but like you I will continue to pray......

betty

nancygrayce said...

I have she'd so many tears! My prayers are with all those parents and all the surviving children in that school! I don't know how one recovers from a tragedy like this unless God is their refuge and strength ......thankfully, this world is not our home!

Laura said...

I haven't watched any TV coverage and have only read a few small things. I really don't want to know. As a first grade teacher and mother of four young ones, this sickens me. Our legislature is working on passing a bill to allow concealed weapons in schools. This scares the crap out of me. We have had some scary parents over the years. After one father came doped up, I never meet with parents with my door closed. Scary times. My heart breaks for the survivors and their loss.
(((hugs)))
L

Miss Debbie said...

Good verses to remember during this time of grief.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Me too Debby...I'm heartsick. There's no words to say. Praying too for those affected...for the families...friends....community.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Me too Debby...I'm heartsick. There's no words to say. Praying too for those affected...for the families...friends....community.

Deb said...

Nice post Debby

Secret Agent Woman said...

I can hardly bear to think about it, and also have avoided the news. Those poor, poor parents. It just breaks my heart.

Hilary said...

my heart breaks for these families...

Memoirs of Me & Mine said...

Thoughts and prayers.
God bless.

http://www.memoirsofmeandmine.com/

Stephanie said...

There really are no words...the world is mourning this horrific event. Hugs, thoughts and prayers for all affected.

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I too followed suit and stayed off facebook and turned off the news. It was heartbreaking. Thank you for writing such a sweet post.

LynnMarie said...

There are no words to express how evil this whole thing is. Merry Christmas to you and your family may you find peace

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Great passages, it makes my heart heavy and very sad over these events.

We were talking about it in church yesterday. About so often Evil hurts innocence and ppl will say Where was God. They question and turn away. As we believe in God we believe in Evil and it just kills me that it is in this world and so many are hurt.

Holli Taylor said...

We never watch the news...this happened to occur on my first day off in 13 days! I thankfully say, I didnt hug my babies any tighter than I do anyother night...my job has taught me that each time you tuck them in, may be your last(may be why I don't sleep!). But, I have made a pact with my husband...I will not watch the news. I cannot change what has happened. We will continue to pray, everynight for those that are hurting and lost. I don't know what else to do.

edshunnybunny said...

My thoughts and prayers are with all families involved. I simply can't begin to imagine what they are going through.
I'm taking some time off, too. In case I don't comment again before Christmas, I hope yours is a blessed one.

Unknown Mami said...

It's absolutely heartbreaking.

Nichol said...

I cry every single time I think about it and watch the news. I have to turn it off. I just do not understand any of this. Children, babies why. My heart is breaking for the families. Absolutely devastated

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