Friday, December 14, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday - Sad day...

First day of school, 1995, Ansonia, CT
The news of today defies logic - that indescribable events touched today the innocent is what is so sad. As parents, we don't sit in a vacuum - I chose for this SSS2 post a picture of our children - Cameron on the first day of kindergarten in 1995, Allegra the first day of second grade, the ages of the affected today. Shadows fall over the two who were ready to discover more...

The thought of course is what if the worst occurred in our town in our safe schools - we send them off every day not considering and certainly not expecting the very worst. For SSS2, the look of innocence is what I see on a sad day in a nice town 20 miles away...

Patti's former Register colleague lives in Sandy Hook, has a child at that school (not harmed thankfully) - Read her harrowing account of today - it is gripping...

10 comments:

Patti said...

I hope people click on Sarah's story to get a sense of what parents went through today.

Sylvia K said...

Thank you, Ralph, for sharing the picture your beautiful children and I'm going to read Sarah's story now.

robin. said...

i was thinking of you and patti this morning...wondering how close you were to this CT town. it is good to see your children's innocent faces today. we need to look for happiness in the wake of this tragedy...and not let the unknown consume us...for he will have won.

Chubby Chieque said...

§:-) tihi...

Kiddos are so cuties. Those where the days bro? Filled with sweet memories.

How's everyone? Are the kiddos coming home and celebrate the Yuletide with you and P?

Enjoy the w/end to the max.

Hugs,
/Chie

colleen said...

It's so nice to see safe and happy children.

Gemma Wiseman said...

To connect and understand others' sadness at this time, we turn to "what if" this may be our children affected! Suddenly the feelings hit hard! A wonderful tribute post reminding us to treasure our families!

Kathe W. said...

excellent post Ralph- beautiful children and a good message. Thanks

Chubskulit Rose said...

I was crying watching and reading the news. It's very painful to just think that may gifts will be unopened this Christmas. As a parent myself, I fear for my kids. It seems like there is no safe place for them anymore.

Jeanne said...

A sobering shot in light of the recent news. Shadow appropriate. Hugs.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Dear Ralph
There is nothing I can say that you, Patti, and so many, many parents have already thought of in the wake of this senseless tragedy.
My heart goes out to all of the children and parents that have been hit by this incredible shock wave of grief.
It is hard to grasp that any children are left with a sense of innocence any more. It is a cruel world but it is up to the parents to try and give their children a childhood as best they can ... I so hope they are able to.
Joy