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These images are just so heart-wrenching.  This one is by far one of the saddest.

When I think about the parents of the 18 children killed at this horrible incident in Newtown, Connecticut this morning, I can’t help but cry.  Those parents rushed to the school to pick up their children and bring them home to safety, only to watch other parents find their children while they waited to be told their children wouldn’t be coming out.  Those parents will have to live with the pain of knowing their young children went to school like any other morning but will never be coming home again.  Those parents will have to go home and see their child’s bedroom, knowing they won’t be tucking them in and giving them goodnight kisses anymore.  Those parents will have to unwrap and return all the Christmas gifts they bought their children, knowing they were only a few days away from seeing the joy on their children’s faces when they opened them.

My heart just feels so heavy thinking of the sorrow they will have to live with every day.  I can’t even imagine how devastating this must be, and I can only hope that I will never have to know the pain of losing a child in my own life.  My thoughts and prayers go out to those parents who had to experience it today.

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