So much coverage of the horrific events in Newtown made our house quiet from television noise. We couldn’t bear to watch. One story on Facebook about the brave teachers and helpless little ones caught me. I could only repeat it to my husband in tears. There has been much unapologetic mis-information in the news media. Some of the news coming out reported the killer was homeschooled. The previous lack of facts in the 24 hour news cycle wasn’t an appealing reason to post anything here. Besides respectful sympathy seemed proper in silence and prayer.
Then a homeschooling mom who knows Newtown posted her beloved hometown reflections. That seems fitting.
An excerpt below from Simple Homeschool‘s Jamie Martin about the community that offered them a warm welcome:
I fell in love with this small town over two years ago. My kids attended a week-long summer camp here. After dropping them off I would wander–finding a place to write or take a walk–until time to pick them up again. Driving these country roads birthed a new dream for my family–a different type of life that would include fields and farms, refuge and freedom.
A safe place for my children to love, learn, and grow.
It has been that–and much more. You could say that Newtown was the answer to our prayers.