They are calling it the deadliest elementary school shooting in American history.
Newtown, Connecticut - my mother's hometown.
A place I have visited more times than I can count. Each time more bucolic and heartwarming than the last. The people more jovial and welcoming than you can imagine.
Everyone knows everyone, everyone looks out for each other.
This little town - now famous for all the wrong reasons.
Please, please pray for Newtown.
(( we have not heard if any of my mom's friends - many of whom are teachers and/or have grandchildren in schools there - have been affected by this but I will update as we find out more ))
**update: my mom's best friend was good friends with the principal who lost her life today - pray for the people left behind in the wake of this horror**