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“There's A Hole In Our Heart”


Description from Deb Harding: There have been several good picks expressing the despair everyone feels over yesterdays tragedy. I just felt the need to say something. As I walked from my neighbor's house yesterday afternoon 3 of the little boys that live on my court ran up to me, two 1st graders and 1 preschooler. 1 shows me the snowflake he had made, 1 asks me if my big dog can come out to be rubbed, the youngest excitedly jumps up and down proclaiming " I'm gonna be 5! I'm gonna be 5!'. As I look at their faces I am struck with the fact that someone could enter a classroom full of these bright, shiny eyes with the whole world before them and take it from them and it is all I can do to.keep the smile in my face.

The last heart is whole with wings. May they fly free of pain.


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  1. Stone Treasures
    Stone Treasures says:

    Such a beautiful pick expressing how many in our nation are feeling and a heartwarming experience you had. I have two small nephews, 7 and 9, who were told this morning. The 7 year old was very upset and just didn’t want to talk about it. The 9 year old told him it was ok, cause they all got to go to heaven with their friends. Out of the mouth of babes! Lots of prayers and peaceful thoughts to all.

  2. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Yes, lots of prayers… For over 30 years I was teaching kids piano : from 5 years old and through 16 years old. I watch them grow, going through their pains and happiness. Becoming part of their lives so to speak.. Watching them sparkle, watching them sad…It all was taken away in CT from the massacred babies and their families.

    Unthinkable tragedy!

  3. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I know Julia…..I worked in a kindergarten class for 8 years. I remember all those little faces….

  4. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    What a creative what to express our mutual grief.

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    As hard as this is, I also ache for the young man who was in so much pain himself that he felt compelled to do this. The picture that is emerging of his life is almost as sad as what he did. Innocence was lost all arouund. Embrace your fellow humans. perfect pick.

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I know Becky. Everytime something like this happens I always wonder what pain what torture is in the mind, heart and soul of the person that would drive them to commit such an unspeakable act. I ache for his family…to know that someone you cared for did this…to.have unthinking hateful people judge you because of this. To live with this forever…
    It is a hard thing to bear for.everyone.

  7. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Your Pick Reminds me of *some* of the lyrics From this song.

    Where I used to have a heart
    Feels like a mile wide ditch
    I got a hole inside
    The doctor just can’t stitch…
    - Martina McBride

  8. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    That stanza definitely expresses it.

  9. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    What a wonderful but yet sad pick.

  10. Gina P - Delta Chick
    Gina P - Delta Chick says:

    Lovely tribute for such a great loss.

  11. Frida
    Frida says:

    So touching pick and story from your court. When these tragic events happens; Susan Faludis book; Stiffed; The betrayal of the american man. comes to my mind. Just wanted to recomend it if havent read it. I must admit that I havent finished yet, but will reread it.

  12. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I have never even heard of that book Frida. I will have to look.into that.

    Here’s the thing about those 3 little boys. Basically they are all pretty good. But sometimes they can.really get.on my nerves one in particular is kind of.a little trouble maker. But.I could never imagine wanting to.kill him. Its just beyond comprehension.

  13. PPR
    PPR says:

    Thank you so much for your expression of sympathy to all the loving lives that were taken away. I am still at a loss for words and I appreciate what everyone else has said. Nice pick.

  14. Asia
    Asia says:

    Very touching, Deb!!!

  15. Asia
    Asia says:

    I just saw what Frida wrote, I read her book “Backlash” it was brilliant.

  16. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you Asia. I’ve actually heard of that book but once again have not read it. Guess I’m looking for these at.the.library…after Christmas.

  17. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Oh and thank you PPR.

  18. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Well said, all u chickies. And, Deb, your pick is beautiful, poignant, & perfect to share the disbelief & sadness of innocence lost.

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    franny says:

    most poignant, Deb…the holes in those hearts are gaping wide open!….& the final one is laced/patched, so it’s endured…Im gonna check out those readings,too!

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