Maybe this will make sense in heaven – know their names

<p><a href=””><img alt=”” height=”150″ src=”×150.jpg” title=”20121203_091713″ width=”150″ /></a>This is not my typical post.  Just one mom to another.  Because this is my platform and opportunity to make a change, to make a difference.  Because it’s not all about clothes and fashion and beauty.  That’s just what makes my day fun.  And I hope yours too.  Without these fun things I don’t know where I would be.  So without voicing politics, views or opinions, I share with you my heartfelt wish for the victims of the December 14th shooting in Newtown.  That we all <strong>know their names</strong> and remember them.</p>
<p>If it were me, it if were my children, I would want you to <strong>know their names</strong>, not the name of the one who took them away from me.  Because right now we are all struggling to make sense of something that will not ever make sense, and should not ever make sense.  The last thing we should do is think of who took them and why.  Just that they are gone and should be thought of and honored.  Do you know the names of the kids killed and injured at Columbine, or do you just know the name of the shooters?  It’s a shame.  We should know and think about the ones we lost, and the ones left behind who are hurting.</p>
<p><strong>Know their names</strong>.</p>
<p>As I struggle to find that last gift, prepare for holiday travels and shop for holiday meals, parents are making funeral arrangements.  The city of Newtown is taking down Christmas decorations.  Over 2 dozen will be missing from holiday celebrations this year.</p>
<p>20 babes….<strong>Know these names</strong>:</p>
<p>Noah, 6, who has a twin sister – funeral today.</p>
<p>Jack, 6, a football lover – funeral today.</p>
<p>Jessica, 6, funeral Tuesday.</p>
<p>Benjamin, 6, funeral Thursday</p>
<p>Madeleine, 6, funeral Friday.</p>
<p>Charlotte, 6.</p>
<p>Daniel, 7.</p>
<p>Olivia, 6.</p>
<p>Josephine, 7.</p>
<p>Ana, 6.</p>
<p>Dylan, 6.</p>
<p>Catherine, 6.</p>
<p>Chase, 7.</p>
<p>Jesse, 6.</p>
<p>James, 6.</p>
<p>Grace, 7.</p>
<p>Emilie, 6</p>
<p>Caroline, 6.</p>
<p>Avielle, 6.</p>
<p>Allison, 6.</p>
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<p>And the adults who shielded children, tried to stop the violence, and died senseless deaths.  <strong>Know their names</strong>:</p>
<p>Anne Marie 52, Dawn 47, Victoria 27, Rachel 29, Lauren 30, Mary 56, and Nancy.</p>
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<p><strong>Know those names</strong>.  The 27 taken away.  Not the 1 who did it.  Forget that name.  Remember the babies, the heros, the people.</p>
<p><a href=”″>The faces of Angels</a> a tribute.</p>
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<p>Here is the beautiful song one man wrote in his efforts to honor those affected by the shooting. <a href=””>Heaven, by Mike Posner</a></p>