My holiday message to you (and to me) is to not turn away from our Higher Power, but to run toward Him.
Ecclesiastes 3 : For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven...
Recently I received this email from the Connecticut State Organization President, Marnee Straiton, via International Headquarters in regards to the events at Sandy Hook Elementary School:
It is a difficult time for all. I have spent the weekend with my son and his family. Until this summer they lived in Sandy Hook and my grandchildren attended Sandy Hook Elementary School. My grandchildren's cousin was in one of the targeted classrooms. Thankfully, she was one of the few who survived. She had been out of the room in the bathroom in the hallway. My son and my grand-daughter spent last Halloween painting the faces of those lost in this terrible tragedy at her cousin's Halloween birthday party.
Know that I count you, my DKG sisters, as one of my many blessings. Shalom.
Thank you for your prayers. The community is in mourning, along with the country. The events are still too fresh for people to really come to grips with the overwhelming loss. Hearts are broken.
Teachers in the town have asked that condolences and offers of support be sent via their local teachers' association website. The address follows. There is a link for this purpose on the home page.
Donations can be made to either of the following.
Newtown Savings Bank
Sandy Hook Support Fund
39 Main Street
Newtown, CT 06470-2134orNewtown Youth and Family Services
15 Berkshire RoadSandy Hook, CT 06482