I have created these necklaces for the purpose of those with heavy hearts and those that are going through rough times. I think it fitting I send them to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut.
Being a parent of a 4 year old girl and a 10 year old boy myself, I can not imagine what they are going through right now. I can not imagine getting the phone call. I can not imagine having to wait outside the school wondering if your child was alive or… I can not imagine the dread and then sorrow one would feel getting the worst news ever possible.
I want the parents, teachers and staff of Sandy Hook Elementary to know that there ARE good people out there. There ARE people that are sending them love and hope. My Inspiration Angels are meant to give the wearer some hope. They are meant to remind the wearer that there still is something to be grateful for. During these times it will be tough to remember that. There faith may be shaken, I understand. Faith in humanity. Faith in society. Faith in government. Faith in the good in the world. Well I am here to show them one of the first signs that people not of there town or state DO care. We are EVERYWHERE. We are standing by Newtown Connecticut with are arms wide open. With a tear running down our cheek letting them know to cry, to mourn and to remember those amazing children and teachers that lost there lives. But remember them alive. Remember the awesome times you shared a laugh with them. The feelings you had when you witnessed them showing their love for someone else. They were here on Earth to give us those memories. We will not forget them. Ever.
I am not only sending the Inspiration Angels to the school district but also to different churches in the community. I am sending my entire supply.
And when they arrive to you Newtown remember to Spin those Wings and Remember your Blessings. They will be watching and loving you from above.
Nothing is hitting me harder about the shooting in Colorado than the story I just read. It was about one of the 12 dead. Her name was Jessica Ghawi. She was a huge fan of the Dark Knight series and couldn’t wait to see the opening. She was excited and happy and thankful for her life. Not just because we ALL should be but because she narrowly escaped the deadly mall shooting in Toronto recently. While on vacation she was at that same mall and in the food court before the shooting began. Then she got a feeling….a not-so “funny” feeling about the atmosphere in the food court and simply walked out right when her intuition told her to. Moments later the shooting began, one was dead and several others wounded….so what happen last night? Where was her intuition last night? Was it clouded with the nervous excitement of her final favorite Dark Knight film? I believe we will learn more about Jessica Ghawi due to her unbelievable journey. Below is what she wrote about her thoughts on the Toronto shooting she intuitively stepped away from. She had it figured out. Please read and be thankful for the loved ones that are still with us.
—- I was shown how fragile life was on Saturday. I saw the terror on bystanders’ faces. I saw the victims of a senseless crime. I saw lives change. I was reminded that we don’t know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath. For one man, it was in the middle of a busy food court on a Saturday evening.
I say all the time that every moment we have to live our life is a blessing. So often I have found myself taking it for granted. Every hug from a family member. Every laugh we share with friends. Even the times of solitude are all blessings. Every second of every day is a gift. After Saturday evening, I know I truly understand how blessed I am for each second I am given.—–
We WILL learn from this Jessica. Rest in Peace to all of the victims, you are now in a state of fearlessness and complete love.