Adam Lanza shot and killed his mother, 6 staff members and 20 elementary students at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. This horrendous act of violence ricocheted through the country, and shrouded the nation in a tangible darkness. Communities were devastated and a small, quiet, peaceful New England community was ripped from their holiday festivities and thrown into a state of mourning a few mere weeks before Christmas. Heaven gained many young and beautiful angels on that fateful day. Gifts were left unopened as families grieved this holiday season.
I cannot even fathom the emotions the people in that community are feeling, and my heart goes out to them. The Parent Teacher Student Association of Connecticut have asked for snowflakes to place in the school to create a "Winter Wonderland" for the students to return to in January, and I think that is such a wonderful idea. Any sort of happiness or normalcy for those students I can only imagine would be appreciated. Children need to feel safe and loved at school and that's what the members if of the PTSA were hoping these snowflakes would bring for these terrified children. If you would like to get creative and festive and send a snowflake to the PTSA their address is:
60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514
I also turned 20 during my hiatus, but alas, I am not going to change the name of my blog yet, so the "Teenage Bits" part is definitely a lie now. (I had a fantastic birthday, though, in case you were wondering.)
I had a wonderful Christmas and even went with Darling to meet his family in Kansas yesterday, so all in all I have had a very blessed holiday season. I wish you and yours a very New Year and sincerely hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus, Kwanza , or whatever you celebrate.
Drop by the comments and tell me about your holiday, blog friend! :)