Parents and families knew the media and memory build-up as this beyond difficult date approached their daily lives.
For Hope & Healing Place parents and families the same difficult calendar and many times media reposting of a death is true. The private deaths become forever public deaths for Sandy Hook and so many local HHP families as well.
Calendars never stop. Birthdays....Anniversaries....dates of a death or the days surrounding an anticipated death are never far away from the reliving, memories, and pain of a death.
I hope the missing of young lives in every family in Sandy Hook never leave our special thoughts and the sharing of the pain of these deaths as we continue to live our daily lives.
So important to tell our stories, remember our special family member, friend, or peer throughout even our busy days, months, and year.
Today, I remember our Sandy Hook parents and families.
I also "see" the faces and families of so many who have participated in grief support services at Hope & Healing Place. Neither Sandy Hook or these local families make this grief journey alone. We are present with them through every turn of the calendar, through every media reposting.
Blessings to all who read, take care of their families, and work each day in our schools, offices, and stores.