Newtown Lovingly Remembered
Angels of the Sandy Hook Tragedy
“If you had not have fallen, I would not have found you……Angel Flying too Close to the Ground”
5 years ago, 26 individuals received their Angel Wings early. The hole that has been left behind, in our hearts and souls, still remains barren. The sadness felt worldwide, the loss of innocence was devastating. I was not directly affected by the Sandy Hook tragedy, not with the loss of a child, but I am a mother, and the effects that have resulted are quite profound.
In the year following, I tried to move forward and carry on. Somehow, at odd times, I have came to halt with special and not so special moments. My daughter scores a goal in soccer; or listening to my child’s infectious laugh and laughing so hard I cry. Then I think I am so lucky, ”I have my kids, and they are safe…” I am seeing and watching them grow, and again I get sad because that is only for now. We never know what is ahead of us, just what is behind us and what occurred on that cold December day is only in our rearview mirror, the day might seem father away, but it is closer than it appears…
A Visit to Victoria Soto’s Park in Stratford
I went to Victoria Soto’s Park in Stratford. It’s beautiful and pink and it is “Where angels play”. My daughter loved it, probably because it was pink. I loved it because I felt something there. I think I felt the presence of the angels and I know that they were there. I rode every slide with my daughter and I laughed all the way to the bottom. We swung high on the swings. I felt the innocence, I felt joy.
The Tragedy in Newtown - A Few Things to Remember
The holiday season is upon us and so is the year anniversary of the tragedy in Newtown. Hopefully we remember a few things:
1. Take your time
2. Enjoy the moment
3. Make sure to never leave your kids without saying you love them
4. Above all, be kind to others
We all need to be better people and try harder because they are watching us “The Angels,” so live your life like they are watching, in ways that would bring joy and peace…..
This is a quote I found on a tree at the park:
“Shine your light down on me,
Lift me up so I can see,
Shine your light when you’re gone,
Give me the strength to carry on….
~Our Thanks to Jocelyn, RMACT Team Member and Nurse, for this blog
About Lisa Rosenthal
Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.
Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.
Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.
Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.