, Newburyport, MA

December 20, 2012

Formerly of Newtown, we mourn their loss

Newburyport Daily News

---- — To the editor:

A horrendous tragedy happened in our country on Friday, Dec. 14, an event that will forever be etched in our hearts and minds. It could happen anywhere. For the people of Sandy Hook, Newtown, Conn., it happened to their community. Twenty children and six adults are gone. Taken for a reason we may never know.

The families of Newtown are grieving and so are we. We believe those gone are engulfed in love with God. Those of us remaining are suffering with their loss and total shock of what can happen in minutes. Newtown, Conn., will never be the same regardless of how they come together as a community. It is heartbreaking.

My family called Newtown our home for 41 years. We were raised there, went to school there, went to church there, played sports there, and have many friends there from our past. Just like everyone else around our country, there was a need to acknowledge this personally as we mourn and feel helpless.

May God watch over us all in this sad time. Be kind to one another.

Sara Freeman Fontaine, Gail (Freeman) Elias, Betsy Freeman Bennett, Woody Freeman and our parents, Fritz and Ann Freeman