To the Angels of Sandy Hook Elementary School

Last Friday started like any Friday.  I got up, took my kiddos to school, forced myself to go to the gym, gave up too early then called one of my besties to keep my company while I washed dishes.  Except when I called, instead of her normal happy hello, I was greeted with, “Are you watching the news?”

I guess in a lot of ways I choose to shelter myself from the evils of the world.  But on that life changing day I had nowhere to hide as I watched it invade the most innocent of places.

I woke up that morning with a mile long list of Christmas cookies to share but the horrific events in Newtown erased every ounce of excitement I felt as I thought of all of the hearts breaking that day.

People grieve in different ways.  There are so many things I want to say, but no matter how hard I try I am unable to express how deeply sorry I am for everyone who will be forever affected by what happened that day.  So instead, I made cookies.

Angel Cookies*Cookies inspired by Ali-Bee’s Bake Shop

 No tutorials or tips.  Just an angel to honor the memory of each precious victim lost that terrible morning at Sandy Hook Elementary school.

 Charlotte Bacon, 6

Daniel Barden, 7

Rachel Davino, 29

Olivia Engle, 6

Josephine Gay, 7

Dylan Hockley, 6

Dawn Hochsprung, 47

Madeline Hsu, 6

Catherine Hubbard, 6

Chase Kolwalski, 7

Jesse Lewis, 6

Ana Marquez-Greene, 6

James Mattioli, 6

Grace McDonnell, 7

Anne Marie Murphy, 52

Emilie Parker, 6

Jack Pinto, 6

Noah Pozner, 6

Caroline Previdi, 6

Jessica Rekos, 6

Avielle Richman, 6

Lauren Rousseau, 30

Mary Sherlach, 56

Victoria Soto, 27

Benjamin Wheeler, 6

Allison Wyatt, 6

Newtown Angel Cookie

I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the parents, families, and friends of every single person affected by this horrific tragedy.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.