25 Days of Baking: Day 14
One year ago my finals studying came to an abrupt halt. The news was suddenly exploding as an armed man entered Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. As the number of deaths rose so did the tears in my eyes. I instantly thought of my siblings, friends, and children I babysit for. I thought of the children petrified and confused as their teachers protected them. I couldn’t believe something so tragic was happening in my home state. I knew people in Newtown who I’m sure had friends and loved ones affected by this tragedy. It has been a year since the shooting, but everyone still remembers.
The other night I was at home when I suddenly heard loud noises in the distance. Outside, fireworks were going off over the water. I watched the show and wondered what they were for. I later found out the firework display was for one of the Newtown victims. Her playground was opened that day in Bridgeport; it is the 15th playground built by The Sandy Hook Ground Project. They intend to build a total of 26 “Where Angels Play” playgrounds, each dedicated to one of the Sandy Hook victims.
To remember the innocent lives lost one year ago, I dedicate this post to 26 angels, you will never be forgotten. Prayers go out to their family and friends.
“Silent Night” by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home