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Balloon Release For Newtown

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The mother of one of the children killed is from the mountains. Sandy Johnson Previdi lost her little girl Caroline at Sandy Hook. Today, a balloon release honors all of the victims.

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Barb K (1686)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 8:37 pm
God Bless little Caroline and all the children. Every time I think I'm not going to post another article because my heart can't take it, I see some bit of news worth sharing. THIS news hits HOME because Caroline's mother is from Asheville, NC my hometown!

Carol H (229)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 3:41 am
thank you Barb, noted posted to FB and tweeted. We need to heal by whatever it takes. these types of things help!

Sheryl G (363)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 5:13 am
One will never know how this will affect us in life. Early morning I stand outside with my 5 year old Granddaughter so she can board the bus to go to kidnergarten. Now, the kisses and hugs we share before she boards the bus are even more meaningful, for so many, that was there last time seeing their child alive.

Now not only do I hug my grandchild extra but the little boy who also stands with us gets extra hugs as well. After this tragic event he was telling us that the child Benjamin who was killed is his first cousin and the tears in his and our eyes filled all over again. I'm here in Florida, standing for a school bus, now one of the children with us has had a direct hit from the loss of a family member. This tragic event reaches far.

Bill K (4)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 5:27 am
how does killing sea turtles and other marine life honor these children? in our state we fine litterers. surely there are better ways to honor them.

Debbie Crowe (87)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 6:36 am
I am so sorry for the loss of all these sweet, beautiful children. I can't stop crying for them. I pray they did not suffer and I know they are safe in our Lord's arms now!!

Barbara K (60)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 7:04 am
This is such a sad and senseless killing. God bless these children and the adults who tried to save them. Thanks, Sweetie

Barb K (1686)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 7:57 am
I had no idea until I watched my local news yesterday that we have a mother in Asheville whose little girl was killed at Sandy Hook. Please click 'visit site' to see her....she was just so beautiful. It tears my heart to shreds...thank you for your comments....they are healing too.

Florence Eaise (132)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 10:19 am
You cannot currently send a star to BarbCat because you have done so within the last week. Thanks for posting this Barb i dont know why but each day that passes this just hurts even more i just can not get all those little angels faces out of my mind and i just pray that all involved finds peace and healing and @Dandilion what you said was just beautiful ! My kids are a little older 17, 20, and 21 but ive been hugging them so much more since this tragic event has happend and they let me!!! Weve always said i love you anytime we part or hang up on the phone but now we say it so much more sincerely just cant take anything for granted now a days

Evelyn M (39)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 5:55 pm
The news of this tragic incident is so heart wrenching. I just have a hard time understanding this world. Praying for all of them, the families, the friends, and the rest of us that have also lost something because of this.

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 8:43 am
so heart wrenching !! i keep them all in my prayers.

Kay M (347)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 8:50 am
thanks, barb. sorry i can't send you another green star.

Bruno Moreira (61)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 9:44 am
noted thanks

Diana P (12)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 10:27 am
This is a horrible tragedy and my heartfelt prayers to all families. These poor little children cut down in their short life. BUT we shouldn't be releasing balloons. They eventually come down and animals suffer. We need to find a better way to honor these children. How about donating to the mental health helping the mentally ill since our government doesn't do anything for them. YES, I know what I am talking about. I have been dealing with a mentally ill daughter for over 20 years and all I ever got was "It isn't against the law to be crazy". Now she is sitting in jail awaiting trial on three felony charges in NV. No, she didn't kill anyone. No, she didn't rob anyone.

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 11:08 am
These biodegradable balloons also take time to dissolve. I really wish people would release butterflies or doves. I however would never say that to this poor woman in her time of great sorrow. But for the rest of you,, please make it butterflies or doves. GodBless you my sweet Barb and thank you

Missy G (24)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 11:58 am

Suzanne L (98)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 2:30 pm
TY Barb. Anything to honour those lost and help the community.

James L. (0)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 4:58 am
Please do not honor the victims with environmental damage and illegal acts. See for more info. Have people hold onto their balloons, like holding onto the memories of the victims.

Colleen Prinssen (14)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 5:12 am
honor dead little kids with pollution!
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