- Posted December 19, 2012 by
Elk Ridge, Utah
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Newtown school shooting: Thoughts and tributes
Love from Utah
My daughter Rileigh (9 years) wanted to show her love and support for those at Sandy Hook.
It was one of the most sobering questions I have ever had to answer in my life. My kids aren't old enough for any other serious talks, they've never experienced the loss of a loved one so this was all very new to them. I explained how these things are so rare and that she should never have to worry about it. But still I can sense her fear about it.
I think writing the letter was her way of coping with the situation. She has always been sensitive to others feelings and she wanted to do more and she is such an artist she's created another drawing that we will be sending to the school after the New Year.