So much

December 23, 2012 · 0 comments

It’s been awhile since I’ve updated here (hi mom!). So much going on, here and in the country, and my brain just doesn’t work the same as it did before I started all of my treatments. (They call it Chemo Brain – it’s real and so surreal).

First – the shootings in Newtown, CT.  A good friend of mine (@VDog) lost her nephew that horrible day. I can’t believe it was just over a week ago, it feels like so long ago. I’m sure to the families it will feel like it was yesterday every day, for a very long time. I sat on my couch and cried while I watched the coverage of it. Mike and I struggled all weekend with telling the boys about it [we eventually gave them a very broad overview of it, no details]. I couldn’t get any of it out of my head.

There is so much to say about all of it – how to help, how to remember, how to honor. I can’t say it better than others, so I’m giving you links. I hope very much you’ll take the time to click through – to help, to honor, to understand.



A post by Erin (Queen of Spain) about rallying and not bitching, this time. 

The OFFICIAL Site for Noah Pozner (my friend Victoria’s nephew). They are accepting donations to be put in trust for his  siblings, including his twin sister who was his best friend. The funds are to be used for counseling, education and basic needs.

Tac0s for Noah – a sweet, fun site in honor of Noah, who loved tacos and wanted to work at a taco factory one day.

Read this: A great post about having your eyes wide open and seeing the magic

One of MANY wonderful posts about honoring the victims of Sandy Hook

And THIS:  #OneName- remember (at least) one name from the tragedy. Also, at the end of this wonderful post, there is a list of ALL of the victims and links to donation information and memorial information for them as well.

Thank a teacher, staff member, principal – they would do the same for your kids as those in Sandy Hook did. They are brave, underpaid, and under appreciated and we need to change that.

Lastly, there is something called #26Acts that is happening and I hope it continues – it’s the very basic idea of doing something KIND for someone in honor of the 26 that lost their lives. Random acts of kindness on steroids, with a bigger purpose, if you will.


That’s it for now. I’ll update more about me later, but in the meantime, this is what has been heavy on my heart and in my mind.

Oh, and I won’t be discussing the shooter (aside from saying that I hope he was very mentally ill, not because that would excuse it, but because I cannot fathom any human being that evil and heartless), or gun control or assault rifles or the like. I will never type his name and I will always remember the names of those sweet, innocent children and the adults that tried like hell to protect them.



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