I don't have children but I help them into this world, I see them at the beginning of their lives and at the beginning of their potential and it's amazing. I have nieces, nephews even a great niece and nephew, never in my head would I imagine any of those not being safe, that sending my child to school could result in them being hurt or killed. The parents and families who have been affected by that tragedy I weep for them. The presents unopened, the potential of those children never being realised, that is something I will not forget for a very long time.
I read a post on Alicia's blog about "Beanies for Brave Students" which is being arranged by snappytots. I paused my Christmas crafting and made two beanies last night and don't think I can stop. I guess helping in some small way helps my heart. I can do something in the midst of the pain to help. I love how crafting brings people together and with the magic of the internet the world is a smaller place. I looked around the crafting community and there are drives for squares, knitted toys, hats scarves and it is so inspiring. Of course donations are being collected to help the families begin to reform their lives because lets be honest how could they ever 'get over it'....
|Beanies I made last night|
Snappy tots Facebook page
Memory blanket(s) for CT families Facebook page
600 monsters strong for Conneticut Ravelry page