The U.S. Postal Service has provided a PO box for the people affected by this tragedy so that anyone who wants to send a note or card can do so. If you would like to send a letter of support, you can send them to the following address:
Messages of Condolence for Newtown
PO Box 3700
Newtown CT 06470
It seems like every blogger has something to say about what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School. And at first I wasn’t going to write anything at all because pretty much everything has been said and I didn’t feel like the world needed another opinion on what happened that tragic day.
That said, I feel like I need to say something. To not say anything is disrespectful to those who have passed.
When I heard what had happened in Connecticut, I felt like I was punched in the gut. Wrapping my mind around such an enormous loss was so very difficult.
To think that someone could hurt a child is hard to comprehend, but to think that someone could kill that many sweet babies and teachers is not something I can mentally handle.
I spent most of Friday crying as I’m sure most of you did as well. And I’m still feeling blue as I watch Newtown bury their children.
This has greatly wounded our nation and we are all struggling to process this.
I feel very helpless when it comes to figuring out how I can help. All I can think to offer right now is prayer. Prayer for the families affected. Prayer for the support people. Prayer for the people of Newtown.
Specifically my prayer will be for strength. They will need a tremendous amount of strength to survive this tragedy.
So many people are talking about what needs to be done so that this type of thing doesn’t happen again. I’m not going to be part of that conversation. The reason being is because no matter what you do in this life, you cannot stop tragedy from happening.
Sometimes very bad things happen and we are powerless to stop it. As long as there are people on this earth, there will be tragedy. Nothing will ever change that. It’s a harsh reality of life.
So, what can we do?
We can love each other as best we can. We can hug and kiss our family members and make sure they know we love them. But I’m sure you already know this. I’m certain I’m preaching to the choir.
My prayers go out for all people who have been affected by this senseless act of violence. I pray that you are surrounded by people who love and comfort you. And that you survive this tragedy and ultimately find a measure of peace.