‘Twas 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
When 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate
Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air
They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there
They were filled with such joy, they didn’t know what to say
They remembered nothing that happened earlier that tragic day
“Where are we?” asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
“This is heaven.” declared a small boy. “We’re spending Christmas at God’s house.
“When what to their wondering eyes did appear
But Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He lovingly gazed at them and smiled, and they smiled back just the same.
Then He opened His arms as He called them by name.
Come Charlotte, Olivia, Dylan and Chase,
Emilie, Josephine, Noah and Grace,
Come Allison, Catherine, Ana and Jack;
There was Daniel and Jessica as he looked back.
Come Benjamin, Avielle, Jesse and James,
Caroline, Madeline; his eyes tearing up as he finished their names.
When roll call was finished, 20 young Angels received their new wings.
He lamented that they’d be able to do all sorts of things.
Then he asked them all to close their eyes.
Jesus told them he had brought along another surprise.
Six special teachers and guardians they’d all recognize,
Who only moments ago protected and hugged them during their cries.
Jesus would not allow them to suffer in pain,
So he whisked them away to a better place again.
And as that moment brought comfort and joy only heaven can bring
Those children all flew into the arms of their Savior and King.
And as they lingered in the warmth of His gentle embrace,
One small child turned and looked at Jesus’ face.
And as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, “I’ll take care of mom and dad.
“Then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe
Then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
“Let My power and presence re-enter this land!”
“May this country be delivered from the evil deeds of fools”
“I’m taking back my nation. I’m taking back my schools!”
Then He and the children stood up without making a sound.
“Come now my children, let me show you around.”
A wave of excitment enveloped the space,
A new sense of adventure overwhelmed the place.
As Jesus guided them on their journey to the new Promised Land,
Angels filled the heavens like oceans washing up on sand
As the kids followed Jesus, some skipped and some ran.
All displaying enthusiasm that only small children can.
And i heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
“In the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT.”
-Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf-
Originally posted online by Sandy Meginnis – This poem was taken from a “memorial” posted on a Google review of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut on the same day as the tragic school shooting
I also personally added several more lines and changed a few other lines around to make this even more meaningful in hopes this may put a small smile on a loved ones face to help them get through these tough emotional times in the early aftermath of this horrific event. Please know that the nation, actually the world, mourns with you.
The Beautiful Faces of the Innocent Children…..
Victims of the Sandy Hook School Tragedy
Also Remembering the Incredible Teachers & Staff of Sandy Hook …..
Who Sacrificed Their Owns Lives Protecting Countless School Children
And Died As Heroes In The Process
More Special Tributes
20 children won’t have their first kiss.
20 children won’t know what it feels like to graduate.
20 children won’t know what it feels like to have their heart broken, and then repaired again.
20 children won’t go to prom.
20 children won’t know what true love feels like.
20 children wont know what it’s like to have their first job.
20 children won’t know what it’s like to get their licence.
20 children won’t ever have the chance to get married.
20 children won’t know what it feels like to be accepted to college.
20 children will not get to run down the stairs in excitment this Christmas.
20 children won’t know what it feels like to turn 21 with their friends.
20 children won’t be able to have children of their own.
20 children won’t ever know how they made us realize we all took life for granted.
RIP to all the innocent souls.
Heaven gained beautiful angles today.
HEARTFELT TRIBUTE FROM NBC-TV’S “THE VOICE”
<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/55894302″>Hallelujah – A Tribute To The Sandy Hook Elementary School Victims! The Voice & NBC.</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/southbeachmusicgroup”>South Beach Music Group</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
HEARTFELT TRIBUTE FROM FOX-TV’S “X FACTOR USA
“You Are Not Alone”
ORIGINAL TRIBUTE SONGS:
“If I Could Be Where You Are” by Enya
“Twenty Tiny Angels” by Eric Von
“Christmas In Heaven” by Randy Xavier
“Green & White” by Char (with original lyrics)
“Even When We Cry” by Jason Earley (with original lyrics)
“Night Light” by Cry To The Blind Music
“26 Angels” by Bailey Jeffko (with original lyrics)
“27 Hearts” by Young Markk
“Heaven” by young child rapper, Baby Kaely
“Cold December (Song for Newtown, Connecticut)” by Rachel Hershman (with original lyrics)
“Just This Morning” by Acoustiyah
“Newtown – 26 Angels” by Jacob Restituto (with original lyrics)