Mama OWL Blog: #R2BC - A reason to be grateful.

#R2BC - A reason to be grateful.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

This week, I am grateful that the only thing that I am planning is the final details for our family Christmas, and not a child's funeral.

Following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, USA almost a week ago, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to the families and friends of all of the victims across the Atlantic. I cannot even begin to fathom your grief or find the words to express my sorrow for what has happened. I have been thinking of you all, and my children and I have been lighting candles in the memory of your loved ones. We have never met you, but we have been touched by your devastating loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts.

May they rest in peace. Sleep tight.

Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Olivia Engel, 6
Josephine Gay, 7
Dylan Hockley, 6
Madeleine Hsu, 6
Catherine Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
Jesse Lewis, 6
Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Emilie Parker, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Avielle Richman, 6
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Allison Wyatt, 6
Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, 47
Rachel D'Avino, 29
Anne Marie Murphy, 52
Lauren Rousseau, 30
Mary Sherlach, 56
Victoria Soto, 27


  1. Absolutely. I think we are all hugging our babies a little bit tighter this week. So sad. Xxx

  2. I too lit candles in memory. Such a tragic loss x

  3. Every time I read a little more about it, the devastation hits again. Just heartbreaking. I read a wonderful poem earlier in the week about these children's journey to heaven....a slice of hope.

  4. I thought that after wrapping my kids presents those poor families missing the lights of their lives.

  5. Beautifully written. I think we're all holding our children very close at the moment and I will be sending love and thoughts to all the families involved x

  6. I am the same, every time I think of it or hear more on the news I am choked. It makes my heart ache for their families, I can't even begin to understand the depth of their grief. I have squeezed my babies tight every day since it happened, it seems too terrible to be true. May they rest in peace x


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