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April 19, 2013

"No More Hurting People"

Friends,

I wanted to make a card for this week's CASology cue card word, which is "WORD."  I also wanted to use a sketch from a challenge called CAS(E) This Sketch which, for one reason or another, I've missed the last few weeks.  Last night, determined to make a card, I sat and stared at this sketch by the amazingly talented N@ Ali.
 
As he has so often this week, little Martin Richard kept popping into my mind.  I intended to have my blog be a happy place without further mention of the horrors of Boston, but Martin wouldn't be silenced and so today I feel I must do a post in memory of him.
 
martin richard boston marathon bombings victim
 
Martin, the same tender age as my twin grandsons, Henry and Adam.
Martin, with those big, sweet, and innocent eyes.
Martin, whose message is so pure, so simple.
 
Martin, who at his young age seemed to understand about morality and immortality: 
 
If you injure people, they hurt. 
If you hurt them bad enough, they die. 
 
Why would anyone want to do that?  
 

"No more hurting people."

 
Martin Richard, age 8
April 15, 2013.

~~~


I hope all avenues of today's social media will continue to spread Martin's message to honor him and make his words the clarion call to stop the madness so that future generations the world over will never forget Martin Richard and his words. 

Of course, my thoughts and prayers are with all the families of those killed and injured so needlessly, but this post is dedicated to Martin and his simple principle of peace. 

 With love,
 


 

46 comments:

Hannelie said...

Beautiful CAS card with an oh so necessary message!
Hugs
Hannelie

Happy Dance said...

A prayerful Amen to your post, Darnell. No more violence. Peace to all the children, and since we are all someone's child, that makes us all children deserving of peace.
Your card is beautifully eloquent, speaking peace so softly. Beautiful. Bev

Kelly Griglione said...

What a touching post, Darnell. I hadn't seen this photo before, and it broke my heart. I looked it up, and found that Good Morning America just posted a photo showing sweet Martin, the bomber in the white hat in the background, and the backpack he left on the ground. So chilling. The address is rather long to post here, but you can find it easily, it was posted 3 hours ago. Every time I look at Logan, I am reminded that another mother of an eight-year-old will never be the same. A senseless tragedy.

Lisa said...

AMEN Darnell, this is a perfect tribute to this precious little boy.

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful tribute to that sweet boy! He has left us all inspired to make this world a better, more peaceful place.

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh Darnell this is such a wonderful tribute to Martin. This week has been so disturbing with the horrors of this senseless tragedy. A beautiful card in his memory.

Mrs Harry said...

It's so hard for me to understand how anyone can do this to another human being. It's so random too. But I appreciated seeing that photo, made me stop and think a moment.

Redanne said...

Thank you dear Darnell, I have heard of the photo, but until now had not seen it. There is a picture of his Dad and Brother in our papers today, I really feel for them too. A wonderful post today but oh so very sad......... your card is a beautiful tribute. Big hugs, Annie xx

Carol L said...

Amen Darnell. I don't think I'll ever get over or forget this senseless tragedy.

Kathyk said...

Hear Hear Darnell and what a lovely tribute card too.

Kathyk

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Thank you, Darnell...
Xxxx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card and strong message!
Peace in heart to all
hugs Tamara

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

This is a lovely tribute to Martin, Darnell - simply beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Deborah Frings said...

Darnell - what a wonderful tribute to a young life so cruelly taken. I think Martin's picture is an important message, and your card echoes it so well. xx

Jackie said...

Perfect post Darnell.

Carole said...

Nicely expressed. Warm tender and sincere. Hug our loved ones tighter and praise the lord. You honored him.

judkajudi said...

Thank you for posting this tribute to Martin. Children really "get it". Why can't we follow their lead? Your word choice is the perfect word for right now. And may the victims and their families somehow find peace.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful post Darnell, such a tragedy. Take care, Shirleyx

Di said...

Such a touching post Darnell - what more can I say, more tears here. Di xx

Bobby said...

Nicely said and memorialized.

Geri said...

A beautiful tribute to someone so young and yet so aware of what our world needs!

Kim Heggins said...

Darnell, your post is amazing! It brought tears to my eyes, this is just the sweetest thing anyone can do, pay tribute to amazing little boy. Lovely card too Darnell.

Jeanne J said...

Great post Darnell - you said it all beautifully! Why can't we all just do the right thing?

wienerhoneymooners said...

Lovely tribute. Chokes me up.

Have a lovely weekend Darnell!

The Crafty Laydee said...

What a lovely and very fitting tribute to such a special little boy Darnell.
Hugs,Nessa xxx

Sian Ridley said...

I think your card says it all and is a perfect tribute to Martin and all those who were senselessly killed, injured and affected by the Boston bombing. It is also a stunner of a CAS card!!

Thank you so much for letting me know about being a Darling this week - you make me smile every time which makes the whole thing so much sweeter! I just hope I can keep you in a job! ;) he he!

karen m said...

Beautiful card and tribute Darnell - so very special - hugs xx

Jean said...

What a special tribute for Martin. Peace is such a simple word, and so needed now. Lovely CAS card.

Zippy said...

Beautiful card and a wonderful tribute. There just is not enough peace and love in this world xxx

Denise Price said...

Wonderful card with a wonderful message.

Ria Gall said...

what a beautiful card and message so beautiful and true
Ria

Mrs A. said...

Have watched the horrors of the past week unravel on our news channels. So devastating for all concerned. Heart goes out to the victims of the blast and also the brave souls who attempted to bring the culprits to justice and died or got badly injured for it. The world is not a happy place right now.
Hugs Mrs A.

Joyce said...

Such a moving and beautiful post.

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful. Xx

Craftychris said...

Perfect card as a tribute to a lovely little boy and everyone affected by such nastiness. In fact just a perfect card to everyone, everywhere! I am typing with tears in my eyes my friend xx

JD said...

Very touching post...and a wonderful Tribute...and as someone said before me..."your card says it all!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A very moving tribute, beautifully written Darnell.

Sylvia x

Meghan said...

A lovely tribute to an amazing young man! Thank you! So glad you in on joined the fun at CASology this week!

MagsB said...

AMEN!

A lovely card in memory of a lovely boy.

love Mags B x

Judy1223 said...

Amen! From the mouths of babes, they say. They have it all figured out and in so few words. Your card, in one word, sums up such an important, global message. I am so glad you joined us at CASology this week.

Brandi said...

Sweet card! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Susan said...

What a beautiful tribute to a handsome little boy! I can't imagine the horror his family must be going through!! Beautiful card!

cindyleebeedesigns.com said...

ONE word that says it all. Thank you for this beautiful card as a reminder to the world. I am at a loss for words...

Barb Murphy said...

perfectly said my friend. here's to a world that listens to its children...and learns from them. hugs.

Jenny said...

Well your card sums up the feelings and thoughts of many across the world I'm sure, such a tragic and senseless end to any life but especially one so young. Such a touching post Darnell.
Jenny x

Julie Day said...

Lovely post and such a great simple card! Love all the red :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!