Over the past twelve years, I have seen how two of my brothers , each received four children all over the world, children who consider the loves of my life. More recently , I have witnessed once again the miracle of life , some of my closest friends have become fathers and mothers of young children , too good .
each of my friends and family who have become parents have changed – forever altered as their hearts now go around the outside of them , laughing, crying , playing, dancing, singing and going to school.
And ‘ the intention of the school which leads me to write this post today . One year ago today , twenty Precious , lovable and adorable children went to their school, said goodbye to their moms and dads , blew kisses from the school bus, but just do not walk out of the class .
When have you heard a child dies from a gunshot , you usually hear something like, ” that the child was in the wrong place at the wrong time.” In this case, these guys were in the right place at the right time , but a sick person with an arsenal of weapons and bullets was able to get to them anyway.
This is not a message of despair, so stay with me, as I can read about senseless deaths of young children is hard to do. It ‘almost impossible to imagine . I’ve tried . One of my nieces and one of my grandchildren were the same age as the children of Sandy Hook died that day , and I looked at them with tears in my eyes and the bubbly . . He could not . Imagine . lifeless bodies of six years , which is located between their crayons and winter boots , boxes of fruit juices and drawings, is beyond our comprehension. So is the reason. I do not have an answer for this . I do not think any of us will ever be.
A few weeks ago, I met a woman named Scarlett Lewis, whose six year old son , Jesse died at his home, with his classmates that day. Nine students in his house survived because Jesse saw the gun jam bandit and shouted , ‘ Run! Play Now ! His gun jammed ! ” According to all the surviving children whose lives he saved that day.
from the darkness , the light has emerged.
Jesse has acted as a hero that day – a little angel that has remained on the side of the master, while the gun jammed , choosing to tell his classmates, rather than make a run for it. Jesse is a hero.
Scarlett told me the story of Jesse’s actions that day, and I also said that when he returned to his home after having avoided it for a couple of weeks after the shooting, he saw that Jesse had left his final message . Scrawled on the blackboard that they had at home were the words ” nurturing, healing , love. ” These words were not part of the normal language of Jesse, probably not part of the language of most of the six years of age.
Scarlett felt that Jesse had left a message . A lesson he needed to start teaching school children and adults – the message that , in every part of our day, we have the opportunity to choose love .
The shooter , Lanza , Adam began the idea of filming the kids to school with a thought. An evil thought , a thought to kill. Scarlett believes that if all we have taught our children that we have a choice , a choice to choose thoughts or thoughts of hatred love , a choice to turn our thoughts to hate the thoughts of love, the child may only be alive today.
I ask each of you, in honor of those little precious people who died that day and six adults who were trying to save them, but have lost their lives , so, …