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    Jealous Of The Angels

    This time last year was tough on all of us. It was that deep down painful feeling in our hearts we all felt when the news broke about the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings. For me it felt like 9/11 all over again.

    I remember being glued to the TV in total anguish. I still can't believe to this day something like this could happen. But it does. It could happen to any of us, on any given day.

    A couple days after the shooting, still numb to the whole tragedy, I made a video. I asked family and friends on Facebook to come up with a song for the video. Many had great ones, but the one that stood out the most was, 'Jealous Of The Angels' sung by Jenn Bostic. It was perfect. You can watch the video at this link below.

    Shortly after this video was published, Jenn Bostic herself contacted me, thanking me for doing the video and using her song. I thought that was so nice of her to do that.

    Today, the families in Newtown, where the shootings occurred, do not want to be bothered whatsoever on this day. Many of the victims' families have asked those who were so moved by this shooting to mark the day by performing an act of kindness in their own communities. This blog is mine. I'll end it with a remembrance poem.

    Wish You Were by Mark Harris;

    I wanted to tell you how closely I've kept
    The memories of you in my heart
    And all of the lifetimes that we had to share
    Live even though we're apart
    But don't cry for me
    'Cause I'm finally free

    To run with the angels
    On streets made of gold
    To listen to stories of saints new and old
    To worship our Maker
    That's where I'll be
    When you finally find me

    No don't you be weary cause waiting for you
    Are wonders that you've never known
    Just hold on to Jesus, reach out for his hands
    And one day They'll welcome you home
    And that's when you'll be
    Finally free

    I wish you were here, I wish you were here

    And all of the dreams that you treasure
    Will soon come together
    And that's when your sorrow will find tomorrow
    And you will rise again

    We'll run with the angels on streets made of gold
    We'll listen to stories of saints new and old
    We'll worship our maker that's where we'll be
    When you finally find me

    I wish you were here

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