10 Ways to Honor the Little Lives Lost Heather Hopson December 14, 2012 Uncategorized Photo Courtesy: Candlemakers Corner Dear Diary, I cried the entire drive to pick up my daughter from daycare. I couldn’t imagine what I would do if she wasn’t there when I arrived–if someone took her life for no reason at all. When I entered her classroom, she ran to me, smiling with her arms in the air. I picked her up and hugged her tighter than I did that morning. I don’t know what to say to the 40 parents who didn’t get to experience something similar. Who didn’t get one more hug, one more kiss, one more “I love you”. I can only pray and selfishly thank God for the additional day He granted my family. I can look forward to Christmas–a day some of the the survivors said they wanted to live to see. I can also honor the little lives lost by reminding people to do the following not only on dark days but when the sun shines on are lives as well. 1. Kiss your child. 2. Cuddle on the couch. 3. Forgive your child’s father if you’re holding a grudge. 4. Smile when you really want to yell. 5. Light a candle. 6. Say a prayer together. 7. Take a picture with your child. 8. Draw a picture/color. 9. Hold hands & take a walk. 10. Count your blessings. Hey DFTM family–What would you add to the list? Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.