EASY AS A, B, C . . . from BB
In my Monday Moans of 12/03/2012, I mentioned Rodney King’s quote “Can’t we all just get along?” It was never truer than today in the aftermath of the tragic events of Friday.
Emilie Parker, a six-year-old victim of Friday’s unimaginable tragedy, was originally from Ogden, UT. Her family moved to the then quiet town of Newtown just eight months ago.
I wanted to share a few, small, bright spots of solace by quoting from Sunday’s Salt Lake Tribune:
“. . . Emilie made sure to be a comfort to anyone feeling sad . . . ”
“[Emilie, a bright and sunny six-year-old in the Sandy Hook Elementary School] delighted in teaching [her siblings, ages 3 and 4] to read, dance and find the simple joys in life.”
Bishop Brian Joy said, “When someone would be crying, she would always be there trying to make everything better . . . ”
Brad Schultz, a close friend, said she “was . . . smart, well spoken and had a ‘contagious smile.’”
“[Robbie Parker, Emilie’s father] expressed no animosity [and] said he was not mad . . . ”
“To Lanza’s family, [Parker] said, ‘I can’t imagine how hard this experience must be for you.’”
“As the deep pain begins to settle into our hearts . . . we find comfort reflecting on the incredible person Emilie was and how many people she was able to touch in her short time here on Earth.”
[Donations may be made to the Emilie Parker Fund through American First Credit Union, including through the online service PayPal Instructions can be found at https://www.facebook.com/EmilieParkerFund].
See you day-after-tomorrow for “Wednesday’s WIPs”