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I have struggled with this post all week. I have shed tears, and wrote about my thoughts describing them 10 different ways, only to hit delete. It is not easy to talk about these kind of things, but that isn’t really the problem. How is it possible that I could have plenty to say, but yet no words? No words… to describe my broken heartedness over this unthinkable event, my tears say it all. No words… to offer comfort to those hurting parents, true comfort can’t come from me. No words… to explain why this happened, I only know we all would have given our everything to have been able to stop it. Although every bit of what I write is heartfelt, I am sorry I don’t have elegant words to fill this page. My words just never seemed good enough. In spite of that, I still wanted to have a way to show my respect and honor those we have lost. I am very lucky to be part of a group of women that weren’t able to rest until they could do something to help. That is how Cookies and Crafts for Sandy Hook came to life. We wanted a way to show our support for the families involved and make a way to send a little help their way. If you have wanted to help financially, but just didn’t know how. Please check out Newtown Family & Youth Services for ways to help.
Maybe you can’t help financially. At the bottom of the post you will find the link to everyone who has been part of Cookies and Crafts for Sandy Hook. They have all prepared a special recipe or craft as a way to show their support for the families, and a tribute to those precious lives. There are even some Etsy shop owners who are donating their profits for today to the Newtown Youth & Family Services. So, please be sure to check them out as a way to help us show our respects. Here’s my contribution:
Christmas Angel Ornaments
I had a lot of fun making these ornaments with my 2-year old son, but not the way you think. He loved playing with his clay. None of his ended up turning into ornaments but his truck did get a make over. More on that later. This was our first year making ornaments. We made 2 different kinds, Applesauce and White Clay. I went with the white clay version for today because I thought the white was more appropriate for the angels.
White Ornament Clay
I had to remind myself not to get so caught up in what we were doing that I missed a special moment with my little one. Our plans for making angels might not have been the same, but it’s a memory I won’t forget. Here is what I thought we should be doing…
But as you can tell by the truck entering the corner of the picture, Eli had other plans. Here was what he thought we should be doing.
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