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Old 12-17-2012, 08:51 AM
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Stan, thanks for sharing your thoughts and I am sorry for your families loss.

It is hard to put into words what losing a child is like, my heart goes out to your parents. Unfortunately, I also know. When things like this happen it hits home here at our house and brings up a lot of emotions.

I am a different person since our loss and those parents in Newtown will never be the same. That community will never be the same. At least these families have each other, the community and the whole country for support through this dark time.

They are now part of a silent club that no one ever wants to belong to.

It is really hard to celebrate the wonder and cheer the holidays bring with this news but it is also great to have a community like Rising Sun to lean on when senseless acts like this occur.

I stopped by our holiday party on Saturday and it felt really nice to see those present and the sense of community we have together.

God bless these families and our rising sun community.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:21 AM
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They are now part of a silent club that no one ever wants to belong to.
Chris, I'm so sorry to hear that. The "silent club" is such an painful but true way to describe it. It is so visceral and primal for us as humans to want to protect children. All children, not just our own. This ordeal has literally shaken me to my core. The mixed emotions of being so thankful for my own children, yet the almost guilty feeling of being able to hold them, laugh with them and watch them grow when I know there are others who just lost that opportunity.

It's a stark reminder that once you've been through such a deep loss, the pain and darkness of it never goes away. You just learn that it's there and keep moving it around to continue on with life. Until something so overwhelming like this forces you to overcome it again. In just a few weeks the media frenzy of this will be over. Most of us will be back to our normal life routines. But, those families will be just 14 days removed from burying 6 and 7year old children. It's a long road ahead.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:59 AM
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Last night when the President interrupted the Sunday Night game, we ended up watching the whole speech. Was really powerful when he named each kid towards the end... dang. Our kids got a lot of extra hugs this weekend..
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:50 PM
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Threads like this, man,
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