{{Lift Them Up}}

I don't even know where to start with the feelings and emotions that are on my mind and heart...
I have so many words to say about how saddened and heartbroken I am about what happened on Friday. 

I hated having to tell my children about what happened and to explain to them what to do if that were to happen at their school.  I hated to see my 7 year old son put his hands up to his mouth and tear up when I told him that a bad man killed little kids his age.  I hated hearing my kids talk about it later when it was just the two of them and consoling each other.

This weekend...
I didn't want to think about what happened. 
I wanted to pretend that we didn't live in a world like we do.
But I realized I can't sweep this one under the rug...

I am mad.
I don't want to know the reason why he would shoot up an elementary school.
I don't want an excuse.
There is no excuse.
Not. One.

So today as I write these words, I am going to stop being angry.
I am going to continue to pray for the families in Newtown, Connecticut.
I am going to pray that Our Heavenly Father is lifting them up.

...that He is taking care of them...even more than He usually does. 

I'm going to stay silent.
I am not going to give the enemy anymore of my tears or heartache.
I am not going to let Satan win this one.
This is the final straw.

Our children were taken on December 14th....
{yes, they are OUR children}
...the world ended that morning.
But from the dust and ashes, we are stronger.
Our families are being lifted up in prayer.
They are being prayed over by their families and friends and from people they don't know.

The devil thought he could tear us down with that act...
But he didn't. 
We are just going to stand stronger together and tell him...

Nothing...
{I had choice words, but he doesn't deserve our words of anger or sadness}

Please join me and other bloggers tomorrow...


Help me and those that we pray for that they are not alone in this...ever.

Besos & Hugs -
Nay

On Tuesday, December 18th, there will be a blogger day of silence.
We will post the button and that's it. Please try to not post anything else that day if possible.

We are also raising money that will go to an organization in the memory of this tragedy. The organization is called
The Newtown Family Youth and Family Services. Here is the official description of the support service we are donating to:

"Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. is a licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic and youth services bureau dedicated to helping children and families achieve their highest potential. NYFS provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.

ANY DONATIONS MADE TO NEWTOWN YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES WILL BE DONATED DIRECTLY TO THOSE EFFECTED BY THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING."

Please visit THIS PAGE to make your donation.

We can't imagine how they must be feeling, especially this close to the holidays. We would love for you to spread the word on your own blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Let's make a difference and use blogging in a positive way. Thank you in advance for participating.

Love,
The Blog World

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