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Tears for Christmas: Our hearts go out to a small town
Posted by R. Wesley Lovil, Dec 23, 2012. 946 views. ID = 6044

Tears for Christmas

Posted by R. Wesley Lovil, Dec 23, 2012. 946 views. ID = 6044
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As we search for answers, they pray for solace
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Christmas will never be the same for the parents and family of the twenty children senselessly killed December 15, 2012. From now on, every Christmas their thoughts will be filled with sorrow for their missed children instead of hope and promise. Those of us who have experienced loss will tell you that life does go on and as the years pass, the pain becomes easier to bear. However, because this tragedy happened so close to Christmas, it will be impossible for them to think of Christmas the same way as before.

I'm sitting here in front of my screen with tears in my eyes and I wonder about Adam Lanza, an obviously troubled and confused young man. What could have driven him to inflect so much pain to the families in this small town? Did his inter-demons demand that others feel the same sorrow and pain that he must have felt? These are now unanswerable questions and even if they were, they would probably not assuage the ache in so many hearts.

Therefore, if I could have just one wish for Christmas it would be to travel back in time to December 14 and across the country to Newtown, Connecticut. Allow me to look up young Adam and somehow show him the errors in his judgment. If only I could explain to him that no matter what his troubles were, not all is lost and that things can get better. Such a silly wish, for I know we can't change what has already happened. Santa, instead let me wish that the parents, teachers, and other adults around kids be granted incite, to be able to see these troubled teens so they may help them before they commit these terrible acts to themselves and others.

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