December 16, 2012

Paper snowflakes...

Like everyone, our hearts have been heavy since the horrible news broke on Friday.  

Paper Snowflake templates can be found on Kinderart .

Those children were Josie's age. 

My husband is an elementary school social worker.

It's such a horrible evil act that doesn't have any explanation.

We've been trying to shield the girls from the news as much as we can.

Providing a sense of normalcy by keeping our annual tradition of watching Elf, cutting paper snowflakes and indulging in sweets.



Sending prayers upward for the families, friends, and the townspeople of Connecticut. 
It's one of those times when words don't do justice to the hearts feelings.
 

20 comments:

Nellie said...

Yes, Kim. Words are so inadequate. Continued prayers for those affected by the tragedy in Connecticut on Friday.

I appears that things are moving along well there with paper snowflakes. Is the cat happy - or annoyed? It isn't always easy to determine with cats.:-)

Hugs,
Nellie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It has been very hard to post or make comments. We are all heartbroken. I'm glad you're doing special things with the girls...wish I was there to join in. Sweet hugs to you all!

Perfectly Printed said...

So difficult to grasp what happened in Connecticut. My husband is a high school teacher, in a school district in San Jose Ca. known for gang issues..the gangs are such a huge problem they have on campus police presence...as I'm sure you did a bigger hug than usual welcomed him at the door!! Your girls look happy with their snowflakes! So much fun!!

Warmly chris

NanaDiana said...

You are right- there are NO words to convey what the heart is feeling. I am glad you had a nice weekend with your sweet girls. I had my SweetCheeks here for the weekend and I am feeling completely blessed- xo Diana

Jodee said...

We, too, are sooo sad. It just makes no sense.

Love your sweet snowflakes!

craftyles said...

Give them a hug from me!

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

Well said Kim. The families are in our prayers.

Tammy's in Love said...

Holding the families in our prayers and the other children in the school who will need us to pray too. Beloved little one called me on Friday and sang, Happy birthday to you, happy birthday Dude Grama, happy birthday to you. The best part of my day...

VintageBettys said...

It is so difficult...I just pray for strength for those families to carry on ...
* the paper snowflakes look beautiful framed with the windows...

vivian said...

I was at our annual child and family services preventive and foster care christmas party, painting beautiful little faces when I heard. And I could not, can not imagine the fear these babies must have felt. it makes me sick to think about it. and I find myself saying and thinking terrible awful things about the shooter.. that I should not say... I dont think I've heard how old he was, do you know?
well, in our happy little worlds.. I love seeing your family with their snowflakes relaxing and enjoying the season!
hugs to you my dear friend.
xoxo

Chenille Cottage said...

Thank you, Kim for your uplifting post. Your daughters are precious and they represent wholesomeness and beauty. Blessings to you for shielding them from some of the evil that is bombarding our world.

Such pretty snowflakes...such sweet memories you are building!
Merry Christmas,
Carolynn

Jboo said...

Heartbroken -so incredibly sad.

Gorgeous snowflakes -- will have to try those too.

Hugs

janet

My Vintage Mending said...

We simply stayed away from the tv all weekend. We watched Elf this weekend too. Happy Holidays and hugs...Renee

Cheryl G. said...

I love those sweet snowflakes.
We too, were so devastated by what happened in Connecticut! My heart is broken for all those families!
Extra hugs!

Courtney said...

My heart has been so heavy this weekend with all the events. It has just hit so close to home.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to see you are creating great decorations with your beautiful daughters and protecting them from the news. God bless you and your precious family. You and your husband are wonderful parents. msnj

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Hi Kim, I have so many teachers in my family. We have heavy hearts and profound sadness.

Dorinda said...

Hi Kim - We live about 30 miles from Newtown in Northville, CT now, but used to live in Southbury, CT for over 12 years which is a neighboring town. Our hearts are broken and we all ask the same question...WHY?? The area where we live is so peaceful, picturesque and quiet. We have all learned that it can happen anywhere! We are holding prayer vigils, we are organizing pancake breakfasts, making signs of encouragement and love for the families and the town etc. So glad you aren't overdoing the news coverage with your daughters - I hope you and your beautiful family have a blessed Christmas Hugs, Dorinda

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GardenofDaisies said...

You guys are doing the right thing, by trying to keep things normal for your children. Making paper snowflakes sounds perfect to me!
I did not know that your husband was a social worker. So is my daughter. She really enjoyed a summer practicum working in a school setting, and may return to that someday. Right now she's working with children and families in distress... it's "heavy" work for a 24 year old.