PEAsed to be here
|Posted: 1/3/2013 10:05:55 PM|I believe it was one of the peas who made mention of it on facebook. They are now using the Chalk Hill school building 7 miles away. The school is doing their best to make students and parents as comfortable as possible. Even the previous principal has returned.
I'm sure none of this is actually news to most of us. But wow it hit me today like never before. HOW did those parents allow their children back to school? HOW do the parents of the victims deal with knowing that the other children are back to school, while their own child never will be? HOW do the teachers put on smiles for their students, probably inside reliving every moment of that tragic day?
I'm not normally a crier unless it's something stupid. But I had tears streaming down my face as I prayed for each of these precious people.
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|Posted: 1/3/2013 10:10:50 PM|
I have those same questions as a mom of a first grader... This hit me very hard - my instinct was to go get my own child from school the moment i saw the news and i keep finding myself thinking about how each of those first graders was probably just like my own sweet girl and how those families have been robbed of so much. But I think it's because of the prayers and support from others that these parents are able to send their precious little ones back to school. I'm sure it was not an easy day AT ALL for the entire community. How incredibly violated they must feel. Continued prayers for the children, staff, and the families and community of Newtown.
|Posted: 1/3/2013 10:24:29 PM|
I agree with you. I also have a 1st grader and when I look at him specially on the way into school like today, it all floods back into my mind. All we can do is pray and search our own hearts regarding how to live differently and what our nation needs to do. There is no easy or simple remedy, but I believe it starts with every American embracing empathy for each other and living more like a community instead of self absorbed people. Nothing will change until people change themselves.
I think our nation has lost it's grasp on the concept of goodwill except in the face of great tragedy.
I grieve for those losses...may each one lost be remembered and be an inspiration for goodness.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 1/4/2013 8:33:47 AM|I agree. I give a little sigh of relief each day as I drive up to DS's school to pick him lately, and I have never lived through what all of these people have been through. So I can only try to imagine how they must be feeling.
I imagine there will be parents who opt to sit in the parking lot all day, some who show up early to wait for the school day to end, and others who try their best to work their way through a "normal" day when it feels as though life will never ever be "normal" again.
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|Posted: 1/4/2013 8:48:45 AM|I can't imagine it. I don't know how they will ever get back to 'normal.' Prayer, good thoughts, anything that will help those children, teachers, families.
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|Posted: 1/4/2013 9:56:28 AM|
I read the articles about their first day back and all of the planning.
It's so amazing what people did to make it easier on the kids - one article mentioned those that went into the school and retrieved all of the kids' belongings and replicated their exact placement on their new desks.
I can't imagine having to go into the school, past the "stuff" that went on that day (trying to not be graphic), and being that detail-oriented.
My heart goes out to all of them...
|Posted: 1/4/2013 11:15:39 AM|
Mental health professionals knowledgeable about childhood trauma will all tell you that getting kids back into as "normal" as a routine as possible is the best thing.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
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|Posted: 1/4/2013 11:35:25 AM|
I can't imagine how those kids (and staff) are doing.
I really worry about the few kids who were in the rooms while their classmates were killed and saw everything up close. Poor babies. I would think they are going to be out a good bit longer/homeschooled etc. How the heck do you get a six/seven year old over that? Not that they will ever be over it but enough to function etc?