I honestly have no idea how to put into words what I’ve been thinking/feeling all weekend.  All I know is that my thoughts and prayers are with those that were affected by the horrific act of violence in Newtown.  I pray that with time they find the strength, love and peace needed to move forward, and that they always find comfort in the memories of their loved ones.

While I can’t find the words to articulate the heaviness in my heart, I wanted to share a song written about Newtown that I happened to find.  It sums up what I’m sure many of us have been thinking over the past few days.

Standing With You
by John Ciambriello

Watching the news
Pictures are words
Tears I’m not holding in

Three of my own
I can’t comprehend
For you, what a day it’s been

We’re standing with you
Because your heart is overwhelmed
Feels like there’s nothing we can do
But we’re trying on your shoes
We may never understand
But know this much is true
We are standing with you
Standing with you

Miles away
Safe in my home
I wish I could be with you

A message of love
Finding the words to say
From a friend you never knew

Have a good Monday.  And please be sure to spread love and kindness wherever you go.  The world needs it…lots and lots of it.

By Parita

9 thoughts on “No Words”
  1. This was a beautiful read. I read countless articles about the incident and it’s all too surreal to fathom what actually happen in Sandy Hook. Thinking of & praying for the affected families.

  2. This was a beautiful read. I read countless articles about the incident and it’s all too surreal to fathom what actually happen in Sandy Hook. Thinking of & praying for the affected families.

  3. I still feel the same way every time I come across an article referencing the tragedy. This is not less than the Sep 11 event and the fear that this has instilled in every parent’s mind is hard to overcome. As a parent of a Kindergartner myself, the shock, fear and the emotions that are running through me are numerous enough, and yet pale in comparison to what the parents of Sandy Hook school are going through. For the rest of their lives, the word school is only going to evoke scary images in those parents and kids minds..
    My prayers are with all those directly and indirectly affected and wish the world would be safer place to live in!
    Thank you for posting the lovely poem..

  4. I woke up on Saturday morning to the news (as it was just breaking over there in the US) and couldn’t even…you had it right – no words at all. Maybe I’m more hormonal or whatever, but I couldn’t stop crying that I had to deliberately switch it off. Prayers and thoughts for all….

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