December 14, Newtown CT and the Rest of the World Remembers
December 14, Remembering Newtown CT
December 14, 2012, lives were altered forever.
On Saturday, the anniversary, I will say prayers twenty-six times. I will do the Sun Salutation series. Twenty-six times.
I will dedicate my day to the town right next to mine, living through the first anniversary of being without their loved ones.
Photo 12/14/12: rkramer62, Flickr Creative Commons
I will hold the day in reverence for the first responders who showed up to see such horror. To all the members of the community who first prayed, then hoped, then finally grieved and mourned. I will hold this day sacred for those mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, family members and loved ones who lost, without any hope of finding again, such a large part of their heart.
For those of us who can only imagine the pain, deep down into cells and atoms, we offer our shoulders, our sympathy, our strength, our hope.
How is it possible not to see the world as a brutal place when such a brutal thing was perpetrated?
Tragedy in Newtown - One Year Later
The outpouring of love has been tremendous. And yet more shootings have taken place; more people have died.
We wanted the tragedy in Newtown to stop massacres. It hasn’t.
Today, we remember. We pray. We hope. We continue to grieve. We love.
Newtown is a loving, thriving, grieving, and hopeful community.
Saturday is a day to remember. To pray. To grieve.
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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.