Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My Heart and Prayers are in Toulouse

I would like Buttercupland to be a happy place amid the cares and sorrows of the rest of the world. My goal is to find those things that are positive in the world and share them with all of you who come to visit. But yesterday the world came to Buttercupland and my thoughts, prayers and heart are occupied by the tragedy in Toulouse, France. Four people were murdered and three of those were children about to start their day at school.

  Miriam Monsonego, of blessed memory

I have few words and no philosophical reflection, only my sorrow, tears and prayers. To those in Toulouse and especially the families of Miriam Monsonego and Rabbi Jonathan Sandler and his two sons, Aryeh, who was six and Gavriel, who was three, my most heartfelt sympathy. May their memories be a blessing. To those who were injured, I send my wishes for a complete recovery. 

10 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I will join you in praying for all those affected by this terrible tragedy.

Ms Sparrow said...

The ugliness of those murders is painful no matter how far away they were!

Theresa said...

People are mean, little children should never be hurt! I like to keep my blog happy too but sometimes we need to share the sadness in our hearts! I will pray for ALL affected by this terrible tragedy! HUGS!

Susie said...

A tragedy, that hurts to our core. I have to think they are with God, it gives me peace. xo, Susie

Sr. Ann Marie said...

Such a beautiful child! My prayers are with the families of the Rabbi and his sons and that of the little girl.

Mevely317 said...

I will never, ever try to understand these senseless tragedies!

I'm humbled to join you and others in prayer.

Melissa said...

The actions of this murderous coward disgust me beyond words. There is no sense to be made of it. What we can do is try to be extra kind to everyone we meet to help tip the scales back in favor of the decent people of the world. I know that's a simplistic view, but it's how I feel.

TARYTERRE said...

This makes my heart so sad. Such a horrible tragedy. So senseless. I will keep everyone in my prayers.

We are: clamco said...

Just heard about this tragedy this morning. It's so unbelievable sad. I try not to watch too much news these days. Lately it's always about terrible things happening to children. Here in PA we hear about the Penn state horror almost daily, abuse of kids by teachers and just this week a toddler died after a fall out of an open window of his great grandfather's apartment. It's heartbreaking.

Jane said...

Many prayers coming your way!

Jane