Tribute to Sandy Hook Elementary School

heavenly cloud

                         A heavenly cloud from our eastward view for Skywatch Friday

                      A Tribute to Sandy Hook Elementary School Students and Staff 
                                                          (Poem from Heidisongs)


Twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38,
When 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.

Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air,
They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there!

They were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say.
They remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.

"Where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse. 
"This is heaven." declared a small boy. "We're spending Christmas at God's house."

When what to their wondering eyes did appear, 
But Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.

He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same. 
Then He opened His arms and He called them by name.

And in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring!
Those children all flew into the arms of their King!

And as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace, 
One small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.

And as if He could read all the questions she had,
 He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."

Then He looked down on earth at the world far below,
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe.

Then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"

"May this country be delivered from the hands of fools!" 
"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"

Then He and the children stood up without a sound. 
"Come now my children, let me show you around."

Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran,
All displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.

And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight, 
"In the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."

Written by Cameo Smith of Mt. Wolf, PA.
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" He got out the box of ornaments, and we decorated it as best we could; but men aren't too good at things like that, and besides, it wasn't the same without Mom."
Hugs for the Holidays: Stories, Sayings, and Scriptures to Encourage and Inspire
-- Stories by John William Smith and Personalized Scriptures by LeAnn Weiss

boys in red pajamas

2 grandsons in their red pajamas for Color Connection. Hug your kids and tell them you love them!

Interested in making snowflakes for Sandy Hook? The children will be greeted by your snowflakes when school resumes for them in a new building.

Friendship Friday

Question: "What represents the miracle of Christmas to you?"

Answer: The birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ... and the gift to believe that he is the Savior of mankind, is indeed a Christmas miracle. (Matthew 1:18-21)

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Warmly,






 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis
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