Thursday, December 14, 2017

Sandy Hook - Five Year Anniversary

I posted these words last year on this day.
I would like to post them again this year.

The shooting took place four years ago today.
Days later, my daughter asked me to create a card
for her and her dispatching co-workers to sign.
She knew those on duty were hurting
and were no doubt traumatized.
She wanted those men and women to know
that they were being thought of
as they were victims as well.

I was trying to make sense of the violence,
and I was also trying to come up
with a card that was poignant enough.

As I was "building" the card, this is the story I wanted to tell:

* the white symbolizes the purity of the children

* the silver symbolizes the brightness in Heaven of 20 new angels

* the gold symbolizes the children's halos

* the feathers symbolize the children's wings

* the spot of red symbolizes the blood shed

* the falling snowflakes symbolize falling tears

* the doves symbolize peace

* the tattered edges on the inside pages symbolize broken hearts

* the gossamer-like ribbon not only ties the pages together,
it ties the community together.

Every time I see this card, my heart aches.
My wish is that the town is healing.


  1. This is a beautiful card with all the symbolism it entails. Love this post - you should continue to post it each year as a reminder.

  2. Dear Sue, This is a beautiful and thoughtful card. With your creative heart, you designed the best details to bring comfort and acknowledgment to what happened. I am sure it gave peace and reposting this was perfect to share again.

    Thank you also for stopping by my once a month blog post and your sweet comment. I truly appreciate you taking the time.
    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas. xo