Sunday, December 16, 2012

When words are not enough

I believe that when someone loses a child, we all lose a child.  Our hearts are heavy with the tragic events on Friday.  I read somewhere that we should consider doing 26 random acts of Kindness, one for each of the victims.  I am going to try.

I also read that Tuesday will be a Day of Silence in Blogland.  I for one will not post that day, nor will I visit blogs.  It is a small thing, but it will be full of meaning.  I will use the time off the computer for prayer, reflection, giving thanks, and being kind.



  1. yes are not enough! But we can pray still OMY
    Im really sad still, anyway I will participate In silence Monday is a little I know but is a good time to think and pray!xo

  2. Barbara I agree with you, I think now is a good time for reflection as you mentioned. I don't think I will be back posting or blogging until Wednesday. I'm just too sad to come up with anything more. As we all know next week will be filled with funerals for these poor victims. I think I will go back and put a note on my last post. Hugs friend, Diane

  3. It's so sad indeed. I am heartbroken for all the families and victims. I feel so sad for the children who witnessed it.


  4. I didn't know that about Tuesday, but now that I do, I will definately honor it.

  5. Hello Barbara,
    You were right.As a mother it is very hard and heavy to accept loosing child.
    we brought them 9 months in womb, we fed them,grow them with love,shelter. Arrive somebody eliminate everything.
    I felt pain after red the news of this horrific tragedy.
    why these innocent children.
    I felt very deeply sorry for the parents surely very hard for them.
    My prayer only prayer for those innocent soul. For sure they are already in heaven with Jesus.
    very nice thoughts
    Happy to follow you too
    have a nice sunday

  6. Barbara, you are so right. Those precious, innocent victims need a day set aside for them. To honor them, remember them and cherish forever.
    Such a sad day for some many. It's difficult to understand how one person can take the innocent lives of so many.
    Prayers and healing thoughts for so many who have lost their loved ones. My heart goes out to the families and for the children who witnessed such a tragedy.

  7. It's a horrific, senseless thing. Waiting for Jesus to come back and claim His own. Praying for the families who experienced loss firsthand -- and the small town that must feel overwhelmed by loss right now. I hadn't heard about the Day of Silence -- thank you for sharing that! :)

  8. My heart is breaking for them. My sister's son was killed years ago, and she has never been the same. It is such a horror. I had not heard about Tuesday. After our family party yesterday most of us attended Mass and offered it for the families who lost loved ones. How does one go on?

  9. Such heavy hearts everywhere...

    Thinking of you and praying that all those who participate in a Day of Silence find that meaningful. Each one must do what his/her heart is telling her.

  10. What a tragedy. Thanks for the heads up about Tuesday. I will not be posting, Thanks for the heads up.

  11. Prayers. Thank you for sharing about the day of silence. I had not heard that. Hugs.

  12. Yes, you are so right...sometimes words are not enough. May the Lover of our souls draw those hurting, grieving hearts unto Himself.

  13. Dearest Barbara,
    Oh, such a tragedy and beyond our understanding for the sadness of the family. Are you doing fine? I hope so, my friend☆☆☆
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  14. I hadn't heard that it was a day of silence in blog land. That's a sweet idea. I agree with you about words not being enough. I haven't had them, myself either.

  15. Yes, they are not enough...only one word...prayers.

  16. There are no words. This act of violence has griped a nation and our home for sure. It has been an emotional weekend without a doubt.

  17. I know we all put ourselves in their places and hurt for them. What a horrible crime. I have two little ones that age and I can't begin to imagine.

  18. Barbara, thank you for sharing about the day of silence in blogland. My prayers are with the grieving families.

  19. We all do what is best for our own hearts. I have prayed and cried for days now...and not one single thing anyone in this world can do will bring those little ones back...nor can anything ever heal the shattered hearts of the ones they left behind.
    We just do the thing, if it be silence or bringing joy of some kind to another, that feels right for us.

  20. My thoughts go out to those families affected by this tragedy, too. Many thanks for your post.

    Greetings from London.


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