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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Day to Remember Newtown . . . with respect. . . .



GOD REST THE PARENTS' SOULS AND THEIR CHILDREN'S HEARTS -

Twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
When 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.
Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
They were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say.
They remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
"Where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
"This is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house."
When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
But Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
Then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
And in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
Those children all flew into the arms of their King
And as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
One small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.
And as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."
Then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe
Then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"
"May this country be delivered from the hands of fools"
"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"
Then He and the children stood up without a sound.
"Come now my children, let me show you around."
Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
All displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
"In the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."

Author Unknown



“Happiness can be found in even the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.”  J.K. Rowling

42 comments:

Lynn said...

That's wonderful quote by JK Rowling.

That corgi :) said...

I liked that poem. I am sure Jesus welcomed each and everyone of those little ones last Friday. I do hope he is allowed back into schools; I'm sure parents and teachers and students are praying for him to protect them there. We need to do the same I do believe.

betty

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Amen and God Bless the little Children and all who were lost that day!

Beth said...

The quote is perfect!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

ok, wow ...need a moment. that was so touching. beautiful quote as well. thank you for sharing. i take many moments throughout these days to lift them up in prayer. family & friends too. i know it will take time. i sure hope that we all can carry now by lighting the world with our kind words, beautiful & caring blog posts. & just maybe it will help a bit. i pray it will. big big hugs. ( :

Shelly said...

Amen and amen.

Linda Primmer said...

Beautiful quote...such touching words. Gob bless those innocent babies and the heroes who tried to protect them.
I am happily your newest follower.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandie .. the poem is just great - perfect for a terrible terrible time ... may everyone have peace ..

With thoughts Hilary

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a touching post. All those little angles in heaven in God's loving arms. May the dear Lord heal and comfort the broken hearts.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Sweet post...

Sandra said...

Perfect, so beautiful.

Wanda's Wings said...

Tears filled my eyes as I read this post.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Lovely. The sadness this month is overwhelming.

Sr. Ann Marie Slavin said...

Lovely! Thank you.

Betsy Adams said...

Great poem and great tribute, Sandie.... I heard the neatest song this morning on FB.. The title is "Take Back America" I think---and it's a song talking about all that we as a country have lost... We all do want OUR country back!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I love it!!

Sharon said...

OH SANDIE!!

That was just beautiful. My eyes are flooded with tears.

"I AM STILL THE LIGHT."

Oh yes, amen. What thrilling comfort is found in those words.

GOD BLESS everyone...

Lady Jane said...

Just beautiful thoughts Sandie. My heart and prayers go out to the families in Newtown. My posts have been very spasmodic lately due to hubbies illness but did post today and wanted to come over to wish you a Merry Christmas. Hugs, LJ

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

AMEN!

Sandy said...

Beautiful. The only comfort found in death is knowing our loved ones go into the presence of our Father. Those darling children and adults are experiencing a joy and peace now that we here will not fathom until we also reach heaven.
Hugs~

must love junk said...

Wow! That is really touching!
Susan

thisisme said...

Very touching poem, Sandie.its the ones left behind that i really feel for. Lovely quote by J.K.Rowling.

Pride In Photos said...

You are right...Jesus is the light. Thanks for sharing this post. Found you on The Brick Street...
Merry Christmas to YOU.
Laurie @ Pride in Photos

Gloria Hood said...

A very big AMEN!

Ann said...

oh my gosh Sandie that poem is marvelous.

Ginny said...

Sorrow and outrage.

Ginny said...

Anne and Ella are both six.

Shug said...

Beautiful....
love that quote.

Dee said...

I join you in respect and prayer.

renae said...

Sandie! thank you. thank you for your precious soul that thinks of others. i've read this poem about 3 times here and on other's post. each time i weep. each time i am grateful for my understanding. each time i am touched.

Munir said...

Lovely quote.
This tragedy is so close to home.
My daughter's director has two children. One of them goes to Sandyhook. Both her children are safe. However the mom is going to take time off until the end of the year atleast.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Beautiful and so sweet!

xo,
Dee

Debbie said...

Once the period of grieving passes this truth will help loved ones get from one day to the next.

Jim said...

This is a wonderful poem about such a tragedy here on earth. I am glad you found it and shared.
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Dawn Paoletta said...

I really love this...this is such a powerful poem...

Dawn Paoletta said...

And the quote too! And the pic. I just love it. I really can't have the merriest Christmas in light of the reality of these parents and families. I rejoice in my Savior but my heart is weeping with those who are weeping for their lost children. Love you.

SweetMarie said...

It's so nice.

SquirrelQueen said...

What a beautiful and touching post Sandie. I love the JK Rowling quote.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

This has been all too sad, I just can't imagine myself as a young parent sending my child off to school and then they will never return home from that day...

But, Sandie...I will turn to a whole 'nother subject today

Greetings!!!

Just popping in this morning to send along my wishes to you and yours...that you have a very happy holiday season.

Will see you again in 2013, when I return to blogging after my hiatus, enjoying the company of my sister from Colorado. I haven't seen her in nearly 10 years. This will be a treat.

Happy Holidays...love Anni

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I really like the JK Rowling quote.

Daisy said...

Lovely tribute, Sandie. I really like the quote at the end.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

A beautiful post Sandie. ((HUGS))