Monday, December 17, 2012

Hearts of Hope

I took this from one of my favorite blogs,  Frontier Dreams.  

In memory of the recent tragedy in Newtown we are hoping to come together as a community in the thought that “those children are our children” and show the people of Newtown that we are in this together. So many of us watched the news with broken hearts and a feeling of helplessness. Here is the opportunity for all of us to show our love for Newtown, to let them know they are not alone. To let them know as they piece their lives back together that we are there to shed tears with them, prayer with them, and ...
help in anyway we can.
Here is what you can do: Cut out a paper heart, decorate it, and write a message of love (positive messages only please). Address them to Hearts of Hope and send one or many and mail them to:
Newtown Congregational Church First Church Congregational
14 West St, Newtown, CT 06470 or 148 Beach Rd, Ffld CT 06824

We are going to take these hearts and cover Newtown with our love from around the world. We are going to take these hearts and hang them up in local businesses, churches, and banks so that no matter where the people of Newtown go they will be surrounded by love and reminded that from hate rises love and support. That humanity is still very much alive and if we band together with love and hope in our hearts we can accomplish so much more. It really does take a village...
You can learn more here.

The horrible events of Newton Connecticut have left me speechless, I have spent the last few days holding on a little tighter to my sweet sweet children, trying to fill there days with as much warmth and magic as I can, remembering the world IS a GOOD place.   Luckily the little ones are too young to understand what has happened and I have asked that everyone refrain from talking about it while they are around, aside from the Internet (which I only use when they are sleeping) we live in a media free house, safe and secure in our little bubble or at least it seems.  When I read about Hearts of Hope, the idea of Newton being covered in hearts from around the world I knew we needed to participate.  The littles did some Wet on Wet coloring this morning, which I will cut out into hearts to send.  

We did our usually painting story based on Sarah from Moon Child blog and Bella Luna Toy's tutorial but I added a little story about red being the color of hearts and love and they we were going to send our hearts to people that although we have never met really need some of our love right now.

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