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Sat Dec 15, 2012, 08:48 AM Dec 2012

When the parents release favorite photos of their children, [View all]

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it will be beyond gut-wrenching. They will no longer be the figures that we have conjured up in our minds. They will be the innocent gone too soon.

Kids that age invariably are goofily sweet and open. The pictures give some hint of who they are. You know them- the scamps, the shy ones, the cute ones, the serious ones, and the indecipherable ones. These are just the hints we see in those photos. What they would have become is lost now.

In their eyes there will be many things from hints of hope to some mysterious plans. We never truly know what plans are continually being formed in the young. Those plans are now only in our imaginations.

We will say an inconceivable goodby to part of us as they are laid to rest. What has been lost can never truly be counted and written in some ledger. That is beyond our power to enumerate.

The flowers will grow and remind us of those ephemeral lives. Forever young.......

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These babes probably had their school pics taken in November. boston bean Dec 2012 #1
Australians (I know a few) say they just do not marions ghost Dec 2012 #3
Dunblane, Scotland, 1996: jsr Dec 2012 #2
Wow, you had to go all the way back to 1996 to find a similar event outside of the US. A Simple Game Dec 2012 #17
Never. 1-Old-Man Dec 2012 #4
I like this post and this thread. Loudly Dec 2012 #5
At which point Le Taz Hot Dec 2012 #6
They should release photos of the corpses LiberalEsto Dec 2012 #7
Connecticut state police would never do that. Jennicut Dec 2012 #13
Obviously not. I know that. LiberalEsto Dec 2012 #14
I think the president of the NRA should be given a mop and bottle of clorox and be filmed JanMichael Dec 2012 #15
I absolutely agree with you. llmart Dec 2012 #24
I could only picture my daughter when hearing about the news Capt. Obvious Dec 2012 #8
Newtown now has a historical dividing day lunatica Dec 2012 #9
I hope they don't. There is no good reason for that. slackmaster Dec 2012 #10
Imagine My Surprise At Your Opinion. (nt) Paladin Dec 2012 #11
I think she meant photos of them when they were alive, not sammytko Dec 2012 #12
Sadly nothing will change :( Heather MC Dec 2012 #16
I lost a son, Joshua, at age 3 1/2. I was a total basket case for 2 years. There was no joy in Dustlawyer Dec 2012 #18
So sorry for your loss...... nt Are_grits_groceries Dec 2012 #20
Thank you! Christmas is fun again for me. I have young grandchildren whose innocent Dustlawyer Dec 2012 #26
all of the world's children are precious tk2kewl Dec 2012 #19
I hope they wait a while before naming them Tsiyu Dec 2012 #21
Each family has a state trooper stationed at their home. Are_grits_groceries Dec 2012 #22
Beautifuland appropriate thoughts and words. Thank you. PufPuf23 Dec 2012 #23
And now those pictures come...... Are_grits_groceries Dec 2012 #25
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