Remembering Newtown

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Many years ago, I taught fifth grade at Middle Gate School in Newtown, CT, just a few miles away from Sandy Hook Elementary. As a colleague and friend, as a teacher, and as a mom, what happened at Sandy Hook one year ago today has had a profound effect on me. Someday, I’ll write more about how this event has changed me, but I’m not ready for that yet.

Please try to do something kind for someone today. Hold your own children a little tighter. Tell your students and your colleagues that you love them. Appreciate every minute.

A poem:

Young Life Cut Short

by Unknown Author

Do not judge a song by its duration
Nor by the number of its notes
Judge it by the richness of its contents
Sometimes those unfinished are among the most poignant…

Do not judge a song by its duration
Nor by the number of its notes
Judge it by the way it touches and lifts the soul
Sometimes those unfinished are among the most beautiful…

And when something has enriched your life
And when it’s melody lingers on in your heart.
Is it unfinished?
Or is it endless?

Sincerely,

Beth