Project 52 [Twenty-Twelve]: Week 51 ~ Honoring the Angels

The My Four Hens Project 52 theme this week is Red or Gold. I thought that anything Christmas related would fit the bill but my heart wasn’t into photographing the tree or the decorations. The Sandy Hook tragedy has rarely left my mind. As soon as the kids were off to school, I’d turn on CNN. My children do not know what happened and we are hoping to keep their innocence as long as possible. I’m not sure Anna would understand but Dominic would be very upset. Jenny came into town on Tuesday and we had a girl’s day. We needed to see each other. This photo is of Jenny’s stocking. I made it for her when she was an infant because I have always called her My Little Angel on Earth. Every time I walk by this stocking, I stop and think about all 20 of those precious angels. As a mother, your mind goes to very dark places, wondering what their experience was like, hoping and praying they didn’t feel pain or fear. This Christmas stocking will never have the same nostalgia for me… forevermore it will represent those angels in Newtown. <3<3<3

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