today is not about me--it is not about you. 
it is about the lives listed below that we will not soon forget.
while all we see are words on paper--behind these names are so much more.
they are unopened gifts under the Christmas tree, twin size beds now sitting empty.
siblings left sibling less.
children now without a mother. 
parents without their baby.
hearts shattered. 
angels forever.

Charlotte Bacon, 6
Rachel D'Avino, 29
Olivia Engel, 6
Dylan Hockley, 6
Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, 47
Jesse Lewis, 6
Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Anne Marie Murphy, 52
Emilie Parker, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Mary Sherlach, 56
Lauren Rousseau, 30
Victoria Soto, 27
Daniel Barden, 7
Josephine Gay, 7
Madeleine Hsu, 6
Catherine Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
James Mattioli, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Avielle Richman, 6
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Allison Wyatt, 6.

**If you would like to offer something more than silence, check out what my sweet friend who lives in Connecticut is doing for the children of Sandy Hook Elementary**




  1. Being that this is my hometown, it is still SO surreal for me to even see names of people I know posted on your blog. Brings tears to my eyes. But I am thankful I don't have to read my Dad's name (who works at the school) Thank you so much, for honoring them. I appreciate this so much. I hope others will participate in this day of silence as well. Thank you, again.


  2. This hurts my heart :/ so so sad. Many thoughts and prayers to all the victim's families.

  3. My heart is so sore.
    As a teacher and a mother - this feels so real.

  4. I absolutely love that posted the names of the victims. They deserve to be remembered. :)

  5. So sweet of you to post the names of all those lost. Such a tragic situation and they deserve to be remembered and honored. I love the bracelet idea...I think I will make some today :)
    Hope you have a great day.


I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)