Sunday, December 16, 2012

Rest in peace angels & ADFD: Shades of Blue

Good morning everyone.  It's been a tough weekend, to say the least.  Between the media and Facebook, I've seen and read hundreds of articles, statements, and opinions about the horrific events that took place on Friday in Newtown, Connecticut.  I'm exhausted, emotionally and spiritually.  Most people want to blame someone or something - guns, parents, violent video games, etc.  The sad truth is that gun control won't help in a situation like this.  It just won't.  If someone wants to do what these disgusting pieces of shit have done, they will find a way to do it. I read a really good article this morning that was one of the best, most honest pieces of writing I've seen in a long time - you can read it here.  I am not looking to start a debate about guns or mental illness - I'm just one person who has been deeply affected and needs to say something to ease the pain in my heart.  Please join me in remembering the VICTIMS, not the perpetrator.  Rest in peace, you angels (I apologize in advance if there are any errors - this list was taken from a news website):

Charlotte Bacon, Feb. 22, 2006
Daniel Barden, Sept. 25, 2005
Rachel Davino, July 17, 1983
Olivia Engel, July 18, 2006
Josephine Gay, Dec. 11, 2005
Ana M. Marquez-Greene, April 4, 2006
Dylan Hockley, March 8, 2006
Dawn Hochsprung, June 28, 1965
Madeleine F. Hsu, July 10, 2006
Catherine V. Hubbard, June 8, 2006
Chase Kowalski, Oct. 31, 2005
Jesse Lewis, June 30, 2006
James Mattioli, March 22, 2006
Grace McDonnell, Nov. 4, 2005
Anne Marie Murphy, July 25, 1960
Emilie Parker, May 12, 2006
Jack Pinto, May 6, 2006
Noah Pozner, Nov. 20, 2006
Caroline Previdi, Sept. 7, 2006
Jessica Rekos, May 10, 2006
Avielle Richman, Oct. 17, 2006
Lauren Rousseau, June of 1982
Mary Sherlach, Feb. 11, 1956
Victoria Soto, Nov. 4, 1985
Benjamin Wheeler, Sept. 12, 2006
Allison N. Wyatt, July 3, 2006
Today's card is an appropriate one - a blue angel for the:

This card is for my daughter's best friend, Missy, who is like a 2nd daughter to me.  We are mailing out her Christmas package tomorrow, so I made this sweet card to tuck in with it.  I hope you all enjoy your Sunday - I'll be making a few cards in between baking cookies and making Chex Mix (a holiday tradition for me and in serious demand by my nephews back East, gotta get it packaged up to stick in their Christmas boxes, too!).  Peace.


  1. I agree with your sentiments regarding this horrible tragedy 100%. It really brought to focus the important things in life and how things can change forever in an instant, too. You card is so beautiful and the angel so sweet. xxD

  2. A beautiful card to go with this post Jenn!!

  3. What a wonderful card and I am sure your daughters friend is going to love it! Thanks for joining us at ADFD.