Sandy Hook Our Hearts Are With You Always

Like all of you I simply have no words.

We as a country have been through this way too many times before.

This time, though, feels radically different.

My husband is the type that wants to avoid the news, he doesn’t want to hear me talk about it anymore, he doesn’t want to see the endless images of the dead, the names, the stories, the recaps, the sordid details.

Myself on the other hand has seen the same clips on CNN maybe 8 or 9 times, I’ve heard every argument.

Mental health vs. gun control

None of that fills the hole that was created when I had learned and began to process what had actually happened on Friday morning.

Gone were the Christmas gift worries, the insignificant things that clouded my mind were deleted…and all I had was sorrow and inexpiable grief and the overwhelming what ifs that haunts all the time.

While we on the outside are trying to adjust and get back to normal, again, something about this, 20 babies, makes it extremely hard to recover from.

I can’t even begin to imagine what these parents and loved ones must be going through–something that is a million times over the sadness that I feel.

I pray, because that is all that I can really do at the time of loss. I pray for strength for the parents, I pray for privacy, protection from cruel people, and most of all peace.

Peace, peace, peace.



Mommy. Fitness Addict. Socialite.
Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (3 and 6), she is an Account Manager by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is a body positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. A recent running addict, Nellie has completed 7 Half Marathons and is currently training for the New York City Marathon on 11/1/2015. Nellie also is a co-founder of the annual A Healthy U Conference which is a conference dedicated to helping women improve their mental, spiritual and physical health. Nellie is a licensed Zumba instructor in Brooklyn. You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, PeriscopeGoogle Plus.


  1. 06642225022602074700 says:

    I watched CNN as soon as I heard about it. Eventually I needed to turn the TV off so I could stop crying. I put on some Christmas music and worked on my decorations. This is so tragic. I watched a little bit yesterday and plan to watch the Vigil later today. Prayer is the best we can do and praying that God will hold them close during this horrific time in their lives. ((HUGS))

  2. I’m a bit like your husband and have tried to avoid the details as they are to terrible to compretend. As you say, peace….
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