chasingwonderwoman

A is for Angel

Sandy Hook AngelsTypically I try to write at least twice a month to keep myself motivated and to keep you updated, but this month has been particularly difficult on many levels. I did finish my Math 1020Q Problem Solving course and after completing the final exam two weeks ago, I am proud to say I received an A in the class. In the spring, I will up the ante by taking two classes as I continue on my journey.

However, this month has been especially difficult because my home state of Connecticut experienced one of the most devastating losses our nation has ever witnessed.  We tragically and senselessly saw 20 beautiful children gunned down as they sat in their classrooms preparing to make gingerbread houses and celebrate the last few days of school before the Christmas and Hanukkah break.  6 adults in that school lost their lives as they valiantly attempted to save the children they cared for every day.  As the news of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting broke across the country, I believe everyone sat in horror and disbelief, watching the unfolding carnage.  Being an hour away from this tragedy made it even more personal, as I realized I was connected to someone who was impacted by this heinous act of violence.  There are few words that I can say to adequately express the depth of my sadness for what has happened.  There are days that I simply could not watch the news any longer and there were other days where I sat helplessly watching and re-watching the coverage, face covered in tears, sobbing at the stories of the survivors and weeping watching the pain of the loved ones left behind.  My own despair at the things I have recently lost paled in comparison but at the same time were magnified as I cried for the families of Newtown and I cried for my own personal sorrows.

Initially, I didn’t want to write anything in my blog about school or the A in math as I felt in some way it might trivialize what had happened to those 26 amazing souls. Yet every day I woke up thinking what can I do, what can I say that in some way acknowledges what I’m feeling and the depth of love and compassion I feel for people I have never met and likely will never meet.  Finally I realized I have this little blog, and this little voice and an opportunity in some small way to honor the sacrifice of those six brave adults and the beauty of those 20 little people who were all taken much too soon and much too painfully.  I began to think my “A”, actually had nothing to do with school, but instead it stood for Angel and was my way of remembering their beauty and their lives and dedicating my words to their memories.

Advertisements

Single Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Kalia Kornegay

Freelance Journalist

♥ The Tale Of My Heart ♥

In your light, I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest, where no one sees you.

Prego and the Loon

Pregnant and Dealing With Domestic Violence

PaceSetter

"Let's succeed together..."

The Geographist

Geography, Now.

joeseeberblog

This WordPress.com site is the cat’s pajamas

The Neighborhood

society online's social conscious

HarsH ReaLiTy

A Good Blog is Hard to Find

Taylor Brooke Winery

Taste the Vintage of CT's Quiet Corner

Living in a State of Discontent

Trying to find hope in a future where everything from resources to patience is peaking.

Rantings of an Amateur Chef

Food...cooking...eating....tools - What works, and what doesn't!

The Middlest Sister

There are 5 sisters. She's the middlest.

The Waiting

Turns out, it's not the hardest part.

alifemoment

Colourful Good Food & Positive Lifestyle

%d bloggers like this: