Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Noah Pozner: our granddaughter recalls her little brother

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  1. Thank for sharing your grandson with us. There is something truly special about him. All of the beautiful words and pictures have truly captured what a beautiful child he is. As a mother of two small children, this has really hit home for me. I pray and think about Noah, your family and all the other sweet faces in the pictures and stories of the other children and families. I think it is so important to share your story to make it real for people that are not directly affected by this. God bless you and your family.

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  2. MC your granddaughter Danielle is a beautiful young lady who done a wonderful job speaking of Noah with Anderson Cooper last evening. I am sure that Noah is proud of each and everyone of you for advocating in His honor. What a beautiful picture of love that you and your family are. My love, thoughts and prayers always.

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  3. Adding to what I just posted, I am also a teacher. So this has hit home for me as a parent and teacher. I haven't worked in a couple of years so I haven't been kept in the loop about how much training is done with teachers in this situation. I do remember having drills for lockdowns. I recall thinking to myself would this really work in a real life situation? I do recall when I worked a a substitute teacher I had no training. They would walk around and tell the subs we were having a lockdown drill and told us what to do. I read your recommendations in the previous article and I really like the sub training part of it. I think in the sandy hook case though that sub sounded like she was a building sub and she probably did have some training behind her. Unfortunately in this situation it sounds like they had no time to react. It happened so fast . I am pulling for you with these recommendations. They all make so much sense as a citizen, mother , and teacher. There are always going to be ignorant people in the world that don't agree , but push forward with this. We need change!

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    1. Yes, we need change for beautiful Noah, and the rest of the 25 beautiful Angels lost.

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  4. Jennifer B. - South CarolinaJanuary 15, 2013 at 6:15 AM

    Thank you for posting this. What a beautiful sister Noah has... I'm sure his other sisters are as well. Noah and one other little guy, Dylan Hockley, have stolen my heart. I think about them and the other precious children every day. I'm grateful I've had the opportunity to read all these posts. Thank you for sharing... you all are not suffering in this pain by yourselves, I can assure you. The most gut-wrenching thing ever. Love and prayers always.

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  5. Sending much love to your whole family.

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  6. You have a beautiful family.

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  7. Dear MC,

    After reading your posts for the past few weeks, reading your daughter's interviews, and now listening to your granddaughter speak, I am struck by the amazing strength of the women of your family. I am so sorry for the pain that your family is suffering. Like others have said before me, there was something very special about your Noah. His little face leapt out of the pictures and wrapped itself around my heart. Thank you for sharing yor memories with us. Much love.

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  8. Dear MC, I cannot thank you enough for sharing these beautiful pictures and memories of your little angel,Noah. I,like so many others,have been completely dawn to Noah's story,his beautiful little soul just permeates through the pictures .He truly is very special! I am a mother of four wonderful children and my youngest,Jake, is also 6 years old.I want you to know that it is because of Noah, I cannot wait to get to Jake's school and wrap my arms around him and never ,ever take one single moment for granted.Our family will continue to pray and stand behind your family in the stance against gun violence that has infiltrated this country. Let us never give up hope !

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  9. Farine, I could not watch the video from my cell phone for some reason, but now that I'm back I jumped on your site to see it. I echo the words of others, you have an amazing family, and indeed as she said, the only "positive" thing to come out of this is the bond between all of you getting stronger than ever.

    I think it is a little easier for younger people to recover, I am not sure. This tragedy hit me in a way that no other has, although over the decades there has been a few horrible things that I witnessed through the news that shook me in unexpected ways. But nothing compares to the Newtown tragedy. And of course, part of it is "knowing" you - in a strange way, a virtual way.

    I am just rumbling once more. Forgive me... I stop with a hug, a warm virtual hug

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  10. Hi. Im a 5th grader and im homeschooled. I really want to do something to stop shootings like this from happening again. What can i do to help? Im deeply sorry for the families who lost their loved ones. I wonder how Arielle is doing without her twin brother. I feel sad she forgot how he talks. Im thinking about doing my 27 Acts soon but i dont know where to start. Any ideas?

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    1. I would love to discuss it with you. You sound like a wonderful kid (like all my grandchildren). Could you please email me at mc.farine@gmail.com? Hugs, MC

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  11. MC,
    Before AC360 comes on tonight I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to you and your family for all of the idiots in this world. As my 12 year old would say, we need a special place for idiots away from the rest of us. I am sure we will all go to bed angry after we hear what Anderson's guest has to say.

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    1. Not watching tonight... But thank you!

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    2. Surprisingly, the idiot chose not to come on television. Anderson has absolutely show tremendous respect for the victims and families during this herendous time. He has showed tremendous compassion and professionalism. I hope he continues to do so.

      MC, I would like to ask you a question without being too personal. What are your families opinion on what should be done with the school building? I fully understand if you choose not to answer and no offense will be taken.
      God Bless

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  12. MC, Your granddaughter is a well spoken, and mature young woman who must have your family and Noah proud! It's just sad that she had to show her maturity and poise under such difficult circumstances. She is right we all must talk about Noah and the other children to keep their memories alive. I was saddened to hear that Arielle says that she sometimes has a hard time remembering what Noah sounded like. It is so important for her to have people talk about her brother so that she can remember him. You have a lovely family and I wish all of you nothing but the best. Liz
    PS I say good night to Noah each evening when I am out walking my dog.

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  13. A lovely young lady and blessed to be Noah's sister. Noah stole my heart away, thank you for sharing his pictures and your memories of him. I will never forget his angelic face. My love and prayers to you and your Family and to all of us who made him our own. Ann

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  14. I will pray for strength for her, as well as the ability to keep Noah alive in her life as well as everyone else's. While driving home tonight I was watching the Sandy Hook memorial concert (A Night of Hope and Healing) on a live feed, and after a little while, completely broke down crying for about twenty minutes. I'd been keeping all these things within me since seeing the children's faces and reading about them. Noah's face, personality, and his story (along with the other children's) came back to me all at once, as well as me realizing how these thousands of broken people were singing their hearts out to God about "praising Him in the storm." It just hit me like a train and I couldn't hold the pain in anymore. Being a very controlled, quiet person, I haven't truly cried for about six or so years and I forgot what it was like. I guess it's a healing process.

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  15. I heard the parents of Dylan Hockley on the BBC World News. Their viewpoint, like yours is the kind that matters most. I felt really proud of your granddaughter Danielle who shows such maturity & natural composure.
    Julia

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  16. Wow my enormous respect for your beautiful granddaughter and all your family and I can only imagine your pain since day one my heart has being broken have to fight back tears every time i see our little Noah pictures we haven't being the same. But when I see Veronique and now Danielle plus following you in this page seeing the strength and unity my spirit lightens up and I have faith that all that you are fighting for ( gun control) we will have a change for better. Thank you MC for sharing this with us you and your family will always be in my prayers and Noah always in my heart I hope when the day comes i can meet him in heaven. Love and hugs from Chicago EB

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  17. What a beautiful, mature granddaughter you have. Blessings to you and your family...and many, many prayers. Noah was a beautiful boy, and I share a love of tacos with him. :) He has captured my heart.

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  18. Your family is so amazing! I so sorry for your loss. Noah was a kind and beautiful boy and it must be such a loss! But you still have each other!

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  19. A beautiful spoken tribute to Noah and for your family.

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  20. Good evening, I continue to pray for you and your family. I would love to see the interview but Im having. difficulties. Can I please have the link or the site where I can find it. Also wanted to let you know that we have noah's picture in our home along with our children. I have been so impacted with your grandson tragedy, he looked so much like my son. I know you will see Noah again, its gods promise for those who believe.

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    1. I am sorry you have trouble seeing the interview. It is properly embedded, I just checked it again. It might be your internet connection (too slow?). Unfortunately I don't have a link to provide to you but you may be able to find the video if you search Anderson Cooper's archives on CNN. Good luck and thank you for your kindness.

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  21. Dear MC, Thank you so much for responding, it means a lot. I will be looking at the archives, I'm sure I will find it. I also read your post about Walmart, as I already mentioned I will be boycotting them. I also intend to inform everyone I know about their actions, Im sure that if we get our forces together as a nation we will get our message across.

    Even though we have never met I feel a tremendous love for you and your family. God bless

    Kathy
    Orlando Florida

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