"I still have lots of mommy love to give"
Two families, a town and a nation in mourning for first funerals of Sandy Hook massacre victims as shattered town begins to bury its little victims http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/connecticut-school-shooting-funerals-of-sandy-1494567
JetBlue flies letters to be buried with Noah Pozner
Jewish boys funeral is first after shocking school killing spree in Newtown, Conn.
Noah Pozner who is Jewish, and classmate Jack Pinto both were memorialized today by their families during funerals in Newtown CT.
A grief-stricken Newtown began laying to rest the littlest victims of the school massacre, starting with two 6-year-old boys — one of them Jack Pinto a big football fan, the other Noah Pozner described as a whip-smart youngster whose twin sister survived the rampage.
Noah’s twin sister, Arielle, who was assigned to a different classroom, survived the killing frenzy by 20-year-old Adam Lanza that left 20 children and six adults dead last week at Sandy Hook Elementary in an attack so horrifying that authorities could not say whether the school would ever reopen.
A eulogy for 6-year-old Noah Pozner has marked the start of a sad procession of funerals for the 20 children massacred last week in Newtown, Connecticut at Sandy Hook Elementary.
A rabbi presided at Noah's service, and in keeping with Jewish tradition, the boy was laid to rest in a simple brown wooden casket adorned with a Star of David, the Associated Press reported.
The service was held at the Abraham L. Green & Son Funeral Home. He was buried at B'nai Israel Cemetery in Monroe, which borders Newtown.
Noah's mother Veronique Pozner delivered a message at his funeral reflecting on the life of the little boy in Friday’s school shooting, and lessons to draw from his loss. Here they are, in full:
From mother, Veronique Pozner:
"The sky is crying, and the flags are at half-mast. It is a sad, sad day. But it is also your day, Noah, my little man. I will miss your forceful and purposeful little steps stomping through our house. I will miss your perpetual smile, the twinkle in your dark blue eyes, framed by eyelashes that would be the envy of any lady in this room.
Most of all, I will miss your visions of your future. You wanted to be a doctor, a soldier, a taco factory manager. It was your favorite food, and no doubt you wanted to ensure that the world kept producing tacos.
You were a little boy whose life force had all the gravitational pull of a celestial body. You were light and love, mischief and pranks. You adored your family with every fiber of your 6-year-old being. We are all of us elevated in our humanity by having known you. A little maverick, who didn’t always want to do his schoolwork or clean up his toys, when practicing his ninja moves or Super Mario on the Wii seemed far more important.
Noah, you will not pass through this way again. I can only believe that you were planted on Earth to bloom in heaven. Take flight, my boy. Soar. You now have the wings you always wanted. Go to that peaceful valley that we will all one day come to know. I will join you someday. Not today. I still have lots of mommy love to give to Danielle, Michael, Sophia and Arielle.
Until then, your melody will linger in our hearts forever. Momma loves you, little man".
"If Noah had not been taken from us he would have become a great man," uncle tells mourners. Noah. The theme of the biblical story plays in my mind. A call to action from Sandy Hook http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/2076091/jewish/Driving-Home-from-Newtown.htm
Baruch Dayan Ha-Emes*. Although the 26 victims are not physically here on earth anymore, their souls remain alive. God gained 26 beautiful angels who definitely left their short-lived mark on this world. May Noah together with all the other pure innocent little victims souls Rest In Eternal Peace.
*Baruch Dayan Ha-Emes is the Jewish Blessing on hearing of ones death.
When death occurs - Death is the most unexplainable concept that we face. Why did someone die when they did? Why did God choose one person to live longer than the other? Why did the person have to suffer before his or her death?
However, even when it comes to death we are taught to bless God; we say, “Blessed is the True Judge,” acknowledging that this is beyond our understanding.
There is an infinite difference between us and God, and there is no way for us to understand His mysterious ways. We cannot comprehend; however, in spite of the pain of bereavement, we acknowledge that, ultimately, the “True Judge” knows what He is doing.
Immediate family members of those who passed on from this world would make the blessing of “Baruch Dayan Ha-Emes” as they rip their clothing during the funeral.[chabad.org]