Hello My Dear Bloggie Friends . . . .
First off, I want to tell you that I will be completing the giveaway for the yummy winter woolie cowl after the holidays, rather than this week.
In light of the events that have happened in our area, Newtown is our immediate neighbor. My town of Redding is very small, 7000 people. We don't have much in the way of services here, so we go to Newtown. My children went to a Catholic High School in a neighboring town, with so many friends from Newtown . . . our friends, our neighbors.
Most importantly, my daughter Rachel is doing her Student Teaching at Newtown High School this year, in preparation for her Masters Degree from Sacred Heart University. She was on lock down for 3 hours, unable to contact us, and Newtown High School is a single mile from Sandy Hook Elementary. DH and I were away, and watching this unfold on CNN, we were filled with terror.
It's been harrowing, these last few days. Prayers just don't seem enough, there are no words.
I posted this comment on Facebook and wanted to share it here with all of you:
"So Close to Home...My Rach has wanted to be a teacher since she was in the third grade. Back then, they had 20/20 day, career day grade wide "what will you be doing in the year 2020?" She wore a long Navy Blue skirt covered with sunflowers, glasses and a pen on a lanyard, carrying a notebook. Before she walked out the door she said "mom, do I look like a teacher?" She did, and this morning, she headed off to Newtown High School, to grieve and comfort her coworkers & friends. So proud of my girl. She's stronger than she knows ....."
Signing off until after the new year begins, and wishing for peace in our hearts and in our world. . .
Much Love to you all
Talk Soon, xo P