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September 01, 2014
Hi Gracie,
Love you very much, always remember you!
Love you sweetie!
August 11, 2014
R.I.P. Sweet Grace, and may God bless your family.
August 05, 2014
McDonnell Family,
I don't know you and I didn't know Grace. At one point a couple of years back a picture of an Owl was in the Hartford Courant that Grace drew. My favorite is an owl and that picture has since been taped to my work computer. Every day I look at this picture and see Grace's sweet beautiful face.
July 25, 2014
Gracie, this is for you, Love you ?!
July 25, 2014
For Gracie, just a few things she loved!
Love you Grace ?
July 25, 2014
flowers for grace, love jimmy
July 24, 2014
R.I.P. Sweet Grace. Fly with all the Angels. May God bless your family.
July 03, 2014
Hello Gracie! Always in my heart, love you sweet girl!
July 02, 2014
I have never forgotten about this beautiful child. I know, had she lived, she would of had a blessed life. But she is home with God and His angels are giving her a blessed life.
July 01, 2014
R.I.P. Grace, and may God bless your family.
May 31, 2014
Hi Gracie! Love you always and forever, you are never forgotten, truly love you sweet angel!!
May 27, 2014
Hello McDonnell Family,
I still think of Grace often and you who are left with her beautiful paintings and memories. I hope that Jack is doing well and that you are both facing life with the same amazing courage and love you obviously have for life and the good in people. I pray that the families of Sandy Hook will continue their fight for gun control and never let it stop, no matter what politicians say or do.

Again, I wish you peace and most of all, love and life.
May 21, 2014
Hey grace,I hope your family finds peace with there life.
I wish I meant you.
You was a beautiful girl.
May 12, 2014
Hi Grace!! I have been thinking about you alot lately and praying for you and your family. I have seen the playground that was built in your honor and you would absolutely love it!! I wish you could be here to enjoy it, but I know you are in heaven with GOD and all of your friends having a BLAST!! Love you and miss you!! :) :)
May 03, 2014
R.I.P. Grace, and may God bless your family.
May 02, 2014
HI Gracie, your playground is just like you beautiful! Love you!
May 01, 2014
a bell for grace at her play ground
April 30, 2014
grace your play ground looks great, all the kids loved it,love you jimmy
April 14, 2014
Hi Grace, love you always and forever, God Bless you and your family? Ana
April 11, 2014
Hi, I watch race videos to help me train while indoors. The section dedicated to the McDonnell family brings me to tears every time I watch it. Your family is constantly in my hopes and prayers. I hope God keeps you and continues to give strength, hope, and love to your family and friends. Your story is not only inspirational and motivational, but a constant reminder of what a true blessing this life is. If there is anything I can do, please don't hesitate to contact me at: s7unda@verizon.net
April 05, 2014
Grace, we think of you and your family often. May God comfort the McDonnell family and keep them always remembering that one day they will see you again. Rest with Jesus my sweet Grace.
April 04, 2014
gracies family im sorry for you lost i think of her every day and i will never for get about you kiara zick
March 28, 2014
R.I.P. Grace, and may God bless your family.
March 28, 2014
Love you Gracie :) :)
March 27, 2014
grace when i go to the beach i always think of you ,because i know you loved the beach, love jimmy
March 24, 2014
Hi Gracie! Always and forever thinking of you!! Love you!
March 21, 2014
Thinking of you Grace and your family......hugs, peace and love to your mom, dad and brother :)
March 12, 2014
Hi Grace, I was just thinking about you alot this week. I hope you and all of your friends are having fun in heaven running around and playing!! Love you Gracie :)
February 28, 2014
R.I.P. Angel Grace, and may God bless your family.
February 27, 2014
grace i gave a donation to the grace mcdonnell fund ,love you jimmy
February 27, 2014
Love you Gracie?
February 14, 2014
Happy Valentines Day Grace!!!! I hope you and all of your friends are having fun in heaven today!! Give GOD a hug & kiss for me :) :) Love you & miss you :) :)
February 13, 2014
grace i wish the mcdonnell family a happy valentines day, love jimmy
February 01, 2014
RESTING IN THE ARMS OF JESUS !!!!
January 31, 2014
Continuing to remember you and your parents every day.
January 31, 2014
Love you always, never will forget you, promisse!!
January 29, 2014
January 06, 2014
R.I.P. Angel Grace. May God bless your family.
January 04, 2014
Let There Be Peace On Earth !!!

God Bless All The Little Children !!!
January 04, 2014
my prayers are with you in your family the angles are with her
January 01, 2014
December 28, 2013
And I will rejoice in Jerusalem and exult in my people; No more will there be heard in her the sound of weeping or a cry of distress.” Isa 65:19. A wonderful promise Grace McDonnell is surely missed prayers go out to all the families and friends.
December 20, 2013
Know always you're remembered. We pray for your family beautiful girl! This Christmas I know just as last Christmas I will cry for the Sandy Hook victims. Grace, give your friends a hug from us here on earth!
December 18, 2013
Your were such a beautiful girl, I hope heaven is treating you well. You have touched a lot of peoples hearts, and your memory will live on forever. Rest in Paradise my little Angel.
December 15, 2013
Beautiful Angel Grace! XOXO
December 15, 2013
Grace I can't believe it's a year now since you became an Angel of God. R.I.P Grace, and may God bless your family.
December 14, 2013

Rest in peace sweet Angel Grace your smile brightened this world. My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family each and every day.
December 14, 2013
The McDonnell family is often in my prayers. My heart aches for you. I chose to pray for you by name because our Audrey was born the same day as your sweet Grace, and my middle name is Grace.
December 14, 2013
December 14, 2013

In Loving Memory of Grace Audrey McDonnell

A year ago today your precious Grace blew you a kiss for the last time
In your mind's eye you can still see her sweet smile and her beautiful blue eyes shine.

So let it be a day of celebration using her symbol of peace
Pray for harmony and love in the world without cease.

Imagine when Grace got to Heaven with Jesus waiting there
And angels crowded around her with wings and a halo for her beautiful hair.

Looking beyond the Heavenly gate upon the streets of gold
She saw art supplies aplenty including paints with every color in the rainbow.

And Martha's Vineyard couldn't hold a light to the beauty of Heaven
Even in the eyes of a little girl who just turned seven.

AS she watched the ocean with beautiful seashells along the shore
She realized she can run and swim and play in the sand just like before.

Yes, Grace is happy with her friends in her heavenly home
With Jesus by her side she'll never feel alone.

Remember the words 'Grace loves Mommy' etched on the window
Be thankful for them and cherish them wherever you go.

Yes, Grace was a gift from God but only for a short stay
So, thank Him from the bottom of your heart as you get on your knees and pray.

"Thank you, dear Lord, for this little girl of mine
Even though the stay was such a short time."

December 14, 2013

Donna S. Branson
613 Rebel Ridge Rd.
South Chesterfield, VA 23834
December 14, 2013
Shining star, beautiful little Grace. Our prayers, love and support are with the McDonnell family.
December 14, 2013
Hi Grace, I can't believe it has been a year since you were taken from us. I have been praying for you and your family & will continue to do so!! I'm grateful & blessed that you are an angel above us & that you watch over us daily!! Hope you are having fun with your teacher, friends, & most importantly GOD!!
December 14, 2013
Remembering beautiful Grace and keeping her and the McDonnell family in my heart and in my prayers today and every day. Love always wins.
December 14, 2013
Grace, please know we will never, ever forget you, your friends and teachers. Today especially I pray for your family. Their strength has been amazing through this tragedy. Love you Gracie Girl.
December 13, 2013
Rest in Peace
December 13, 2013
Beautiful little girl. God bless you and your family. My heart is broken for all of you.
December 12, 2013
Grace, at the suggestion of the priest at my church a year ago, I have prayed for you each day and will continue to do so until I meet you there in Heaven. Our priest made this suggestion and I chose you because I liked your name Grace. Until we meet, we'll continue to talk daily.
December 11, 2013
my prayers are with the mcdonnell family on the 14th.
December 11, 2013
It is almost one year since your beautiful smile left this earth to care for those yet in another place who needed your love and beautiful blue eyes to make them feel whole again. I am sure you are teaching art work by now and just know, we all on this place called Earth, think of you daily as well as the others that went with you. As for your family, they will always have such great memories and mom will cherish always your I love you in the bathroom window..

God stay with you Grace, We love you
Karen Kelsey
Bridgeport Ct
December 09, 2013
Grace I'm Jim a retired USN man and you have been in my Prayers every Sunday at mass for a year. I have three girls myself and we always pray for you and your family. God Bless
December 05, 2013
I will never forget you, your classmates and your teachers.
November 28, 2013
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
November 27, 2013
To the MCdonnell Family,
Thinking of you and your family every day and especially at this time of year. May you find peace this holiday season. We as a nation are still deeply affected by what happened and we will never forget.
Sincerely,
The Chermansky Family
Cumberland Indiana
November 26, 2013
happy turkey day in heaven grace.may our father in heaven bring the mccdonnell family and friends comfort this holiday season and may he bring comfort on the 14the the day grace went to heaven to be with jesus
November 25, 2013
It can be so hard to face the first year without Grace , but God can give you all the strength you need to carry you through. He is aware of your pain and whatever you are going through emotionally. .. let him help you he knows what you need. (Jeremiah 29:12) . . .And YOU will certainly call me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to YOU. . .
November 22, 2013
There are so many people thinking of you. This time of year will never be the same. We have your fish photo framed in our home. It reminds us to never forget you or your family, and the other families that are forever changed.
My prayers, thoughts and love are with your family.
November 18, 2013
R.I.P. little Angel Grace. May God bless your family.
November 17, 2013
grace saw your dad on t.v. doing the ironman,great job dad.grace would have been very proud of you,love jimmy
November 07, 2013
Happy Birthday Angel. RIP
November 06, 2013
I was at the beach on your birthday and thought of you as I was gazing at the beautiful ocean. I wrote Happy Birthday Grace in the sand. I hope that it is a comfort to the family that so many people still remember Grace and all the others killed on that December day. God bless you!

Deecy
November 05, 2013
SWEET LITTLE ANGEL GRACE HAPPY BIRTHDAY.GOD BLESS THE MCDONNELL FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
November 05, 2013
Happy Late Birthday Grace!!!!! I know you had a beautiful birthday today that you got to celebrate with Jesus & al of your friends. I am sad that you are no longer here on earht, but happy that you are an angel in heaven!! God Bless you sweet angel!!
November 04, 2013
November 04, 2013
Happy birthday Grace, I hope you had the best birthday ever in heaven with your friends. Please watch over your family and give them strength though all the tough times. Please help me to be more like you and all your friends, kind, peaceful, and innocent. I hope to meet you one day in heaven. Help me to never forget about 12-14-12.
November 04, 2013
Happy Birthday Grace!! I'm so sorry that you aren't here to celebrate with your family and friends. I can't believe that it has almost been a year since the 26 of you were taken from this world in such a cruel way. RIP sweet girl.
November 04, 2013
THINKING OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TODAY..MAY GODS MERCY AND STRENGTH, PEACE AND SOLACE FLOOD YOUR FAMILY THIS VERY DAY AND EVERY DAY......
November 04, 2013
Happy Birthday to you Grace, I know that you're celebrating with your friends in Heaven. R.I.P. Angel Grace. May God bless your family.
November 04, 2013
Happy 8th birthday beautiful girl. We all miss you
November 04, 2013
Happy 8th birthday Grace. Today you will celebrate in Heaven with your friends. I hope that your family will find a special peace today. It truly must be a difficult day for them. Your beauty shines down every day as the angel you are.
November 04, 2013
Remembering you on your birthday, Grace.
November 04, 2013
Happy Birthday Gracie Girl. I will be thinking of your family today. I will never ever forget you Grace or your friends and teachers. Hugs to you.
November 03, 2013
will be thinking of you and your family on nov 4,happy birthday to the beautiful girl with the great big blue eyes, love your owl,grace sleep in peace and love, love jimmy
October 16, 2013
Thinking of you, your friends and family- you are certainly and angel in heaven and I will never forget you all.
October 15, 2013
R.I.P. Little Angel Grace, and God bless your family.
October 14, 2013
Thinking about you and your family today Grace!!!! Everyone misses you and I wish you hadn't been taken from us too soon. God Bless you sweet angel of God!!
October 13, 2013
think of you and your friends often .
October 03, 2013
Grace, There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about you and all the other beautiful angels that were taken from us way too soon. I know you are in heaven with God & all the other beautiful angels watching over us!! I pray that you will share your sweet grace & loving heart with each and every one of us that are here on earth!! God Bless you sweet angel!!
October 02, 2013
September 29, 2013
‘Let the children come to me, and do not stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to persons like them.' Then Jesus takes the children in his arms, and blesses them. Isn't it good to know that Jesus loves little children? We will see them again.
August 22, 2013
What a beautiful Angel...may God heal you every where you hurt and may His Grace be sufficient to through your time of grief. Heartfelt prayers go out to the family and friends of this lovely child.
August 15, 2013
R.I.P. Little Angel Grace. May God bless your family.
August 14, 2013
grace i will never forget the twenty six ,love you jimmy
August 09, 2013
Thinking of you often and your beautiful smile. I know you're in Heaven but it still hurts me to see your face and know that you could not enjoy more of your time here on earth. You're a precious little girl and I know your family and friends will always have your memories to cherish.
August 08, 2013
I can't believe that it has been almost 8 months since that awful tragedy that struck Newtown, Connecticut that fateful December day. I think about you often and pray that you are ok and that your family is ok. I know your family will never really be ok since they lost the bright light of their lives, but hopefully they are figuring out how to cope and make it through everyday. I pray that you will shower the world with your sweet grace and loving spirit!!!! God Bless you sweet angel!!
August 07, 2013
beautiful gild. really sorry..............
August 03, 2013
August 02, 2013
DEAR.GRACE I DID NOT KNOW YOU BUT YOU ARE A PRETTY SWEET LTTLE GIRL SO SORRY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY R-I-P
June 28, 2013
I really miss u grace McDonnell u are a good girl and you died so young all your family and friend s misses u to and you are great at school on the bus you blow kisses at mom and I think she really loves that and all my paryers go out to u you are with the god and angels they will keep u save up there forever and the god will give u some angel wings so you can fly high with other angels rest in peace grace McDonnell I miss u so much love Amanda best friends forever
June 16, 2013
This is for Grace's parents and big brother Jack. This light will shine on through Grace's family. God Bless....
June 15, 2013
TO MR, MCDONNELL AND FAMILY AND FRIENDS.MAY OUR HEAVENLY FATHER BRING YOU COMFORT ON FATHERS DAY 6/`16/2013.GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
June 15, 2013
R.I.P. Little Angel Grace. Here it is six months since you were taken away too soon. God Bless your family.
June 15, 2013
June 14, 2013
We will never forget
June 02, 2013
Such a beautiful little girl and a beautiful soul. May she rest in sweet peace and enjoy painting in heaven. May God keep the family in his care.
May 30, 2013
May 29, 2013
i put the picture that grace made of the owl on the memorial cairn that i made for her and the children, love jimmy
May 28, 2013
May 24, 2013
R.I.P. Sweet Grace. God Bless your family.
May 23, 2013
MAY MEMORIES OF LOVE AND "GRACE" KEEP A SMILE IN YOUR HEARTS AND ON YOUR FACES...
May 22, 2013
Still think of your from time to time and pray you're dancing in heaven with all the other angels lost that fateful day. Know that you are truly missed and loved by so many. Sending heartfelt hugs to your mom, dad and brother. RIP little angel.
May 13, 2013
Rest in peace Grace.
May 12, 2013
Thank YOU God for holding Grace's mother Lynn today and the other victim's mothers on this day.
May 12, 2013
May 11, 2013
R.I.P. Little Angel Grace McDonnell. God Bless your family.
May 04, 2013
I wake every morning and think about Grace and all the souls that passed that horrible December day. Our thoughts and prayers for you have not diminished in the slightest. My parents named me Grace Elizabeth in 1958. Growing up, I can honestly tell you Grace was not a very popular name. Of course you had your 80 year old aunt that was named that but no one else my age. I never ever appreciated my name until your daughter. She embodied the very essence of the name "Grace." What a lovely name for a beautiful girl! I will always cherish that we shared this name and because of your Grace, I really love my name now!
April 28, 2013
April 27, 2013
April 25, 2013
I cannot believe that is has been 4 1/2 months since the tragedy that struck Newtown, Connecticut. I pray everyday for you Grace and your family and I pray that your sweet spirit lives on in this big crazy world!!!! You were and still are a beautiful angel and I can't wait to meet you someday in heaven!! God Bless you and your sweet family!!
April 24, 2013
'Whenever I see bright swirling colors, I think of the little girl from newtown ct whose life was cut so short. Make your rainbows in the sky sweet angel grace. You will be forever missed.
April 17, 2013
The world mourns with your dear parents. You were much loved,precious soul. If you can, please let your family Know you are okay. And uplift this planet with your love and light.
April 09, 2013
Praying for your family. May God give you His peace and strength as you grieve your beautiful Grace.
April 09, 2013
REST IN PEACE LITTLE ONE.
April 05, 2013
Nobody thought your life would end like a race
It should have stayed at a long pace
But now you're in a better place.
Now you are an angel to The Lord god bless grace mdonnell
April 05, 2013
I do not know how somebody so cold could go Down that far to do something like that to you and all the other hero's , angels , and inspirations.
April 03, 2013
A few months have gone by since Grace left her family. But I have not forgotten about this beautiful child with a beautiful name and beautiful home. Again, Grace was too perfect for this world. She came to this earth and completed her mission in a few short years and then she returned to her Father in Heaven. Grace is safe and free from anymore harm. Grace is happy!!
April 01, 2013
God bless you, Grace. I am merely a kid but I pray that your family will have no more of these tragedies.
April 01, 2013
I returned today from taking my grandsons to the beach for their spring break. When we walked on the beach my first thought was of Grace. I wrote her name in the sand and could just imagine her playing at the beach. Her spirit was there with us. Mr. and Mrs. McDonnell I pray for you every night that you are finding a way to get through your sorrow and will one day find some joy in your life. I hope your son is doing well and dealing with the loss of his beautiful sister. Stay strong for each other.
March 31, 2013
Christ has risen..indeed he has risen. His GRACE is endless and eternal just your angel. Good Morning, it is Easter morning as you wake, I pray for strength and peace for your family and the other families as they are broken. May Jesus Christ of Nazareth who rose for us over 2,000 years give you a hope of the eternity he has planted within our hearts. May he gather your tears and heal your hearts with a patient and peace-filled heart. Dear Father in heaven with holy hands may our prayers be lifted unto you for all the families at Sandy Hook. I, pray this in esus name.
March 30, 2013
Allways in my heart,sweet angel
March 28, 2013
To the Parents of Grace,
I extend my deepest sympathy and hope that you find peace in His promise. I have a daughter named Grace also. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
March 24, 2013
The deepest heartfelt condolences on this terrrible tragedy. Nothing can be said to make anything better of this senseless trgedy. Grace was the most beautiful little darling girl ever. I still break into tears when I think of that day. I hope the memory ofyour beautiful girl brings you solace. Grace; enjoy your eternity in peace and hapiness, playing and painting, I bought my little girl a King Charles Spaniel and we named it Puddin in your sweet memory. If I could give my life in exchage for that day i would.
March 22, 2013
My heart still breaks for this precious child that was taken away in December. Such a beautiful young lady that has gone to heaven so soon. I'm sure she is doing lots of painting up there and along with her 19 friends is watching over all her family, especially her brother Jack. God took so many angels that day and it still bring tears to my eyes when I hear "Amazing Grace" for now whenever I hear it I'll always think of this little blonde girl and her angel wings. A blessing to all who knew her. May her parents find peace and will remember all the joy she brought with fond memories and know that some day she will be waiting for you.
March 21, 2013
i know the loss of a child my daughter passed two years ago in may and the journey is so painful, GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES! with this thought in mind you can remember her and the memories and know that out of all the people in the world God choose you to give him a angel a beautiful loving angel, and placed her in the most loving home on eart till he needed her back again. may God comfort you as i know only he can at this time!
March 13, 2013
Rip
March 09, 2013
Chris and Lynn my wife and I want to express out deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your beautiful daughter Grace!!! As the parents of 2 daughters we were absolutely heartbroken by this horrible tragedy!!! Grace was beautiful, loving, caring girl who was taken away way too soon!! Take comfort knowing she is in heaven with our loving heavenly father Jesus Christ along with the other 19 precious children that were lost that on that tragic day!! One day you will be reunited with her but until then, our thoughts and prayers are with you every day!! Every time we are at the beach, or see paintings or drawings from our daughters we will always think of Grace!!
R.I.P Amazing Grace in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!!
March 08, 2013
Dear Grace,
Every day I do something to honor your memory. RIP sweet girl.
March 07, 2013
Fly high sweet angel.
March 05, 2013
Words could never express the sorrow I feel for the loss of your beautiful daughter, Grace. I share the same birthday and will celebrate her memory every november 4th. God Bless You
Alan (vancouver, BC)
March 04, 2013
hey grace found a nice beach rock at matunck beach in rhode island,and i put it on a rock cairn that i made. thinking of you and all your friends love jimmy
March 04, 2013
I hope that the memories you have of your beautiful precious daughter bring some comfort to you. She's in heaven with the rest of those children and some day we'll all be able to meet her. God bless you and keep you strong until then.
March 04, 2013
In my heart and prayer dear grace
March 02, 2013
i am sorry 4 your loss
March 02, 2013
I feel sad 4you dear grace
March 02, 2013
RIP beautiful Grace ,I love you
February 28, 2013
Grace, you will not be forgetten. I wish your family the love and strength to carry on and keep your memory alive.
February 27, 2013
Amazing Grace (as Anderson Cooper called you which is SO TRUE), God called you Home for a VERY SPECIAL REASON that may elude us in this tragedy. May your loving family and friends take some comfort in knowing that you SHALL ALWAYS BE one of God's Chosen Angels, sweet girl! The world mourns with and for your entire family and all your friends! Rest well, precious Grace, as you are now one of Heaven's painters who walks in one of Heaven's Exquisite Vineyards. I SHALL NEVER FORGET ANY of YOU LOST that TRAGIC DAY!

With DEEPEST sympathy NOW AND FOREVER,
February 26, 2013
Just wanted to say your family is still in my prayers. God bless you all.
Cynthia Lavender, Greensboro Alabama
February 23, 2013
Dear McDonnell family. You are still in my thoughts and prayers daily. I hope your lives can find some comfort with the passing of time. Your family grew by thousands on December 14. I hope that you can feel the love and support you have as have the Sandy Hook community.
February 17, 2013
Dear Grace,

We will love you with all of our hearts for eternity. Heaven was made for you.

Charles
February 14, 2013
grace mcdonnell i am thinking of you today,happy valentines day,when i go to the beach i will think of you .love your friend jimmy
February 13, 2013
RIP Sweet Angel! XOXOXO
February 13, 2013
My heart goes out to you on this coming Valentine's Day. May your love for Grace and each other get you through this sad time May God bless you.
February 11, 2013
February 11, 2013
Grace has such a beautiful face & kind eyes, may the Lord sustain you and hold you up through this trying time.

When I look at my granddaughter, I think of Grace. Grace will live on in hearts forever......
February 10, 2013
Love to Grace's family and friends.
February 08, 2013
Rest in peace beautiful princess. You will forever be missed
February 04, 2013
Dear family and friends of Grace,

Death is a terrible thing to have to deal with and even harder when children are involved. No child should ever have to deal with such terrible circumstances such as these. My prayers go out to each and everyone who was affected by this tradegy and I hope you will heal in time. God promises one day humans will not have to live in a wicked world and people will be happy, no tears, no pain. Psalms 37:10,11,29 Grace was a very beautiful little girl.
February 03, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you on losing beautiful little grace. i can't imagine the pain you are going through with losing a child but believe me this terrible tragedy broke americas hearts and we cried along with you. May you rest in peace beautiful little grace. may you the mcdonnells find the strength to go on although i know it'll be the hardest thing you'll ever have to do.grace will not be forgotten.
February 02, 2013
Beautiful Grace. Taken from your family too early. You may be gone but never forgotten. May God give your family peace through this difficult time.
February 01, 2013
Amazing Grace, Fly high with your new angel wings beautiful one. Watch over your family and stay close with your friends and teachers. To the family, What a beautiful girl Grace was. I can't imagine what you must be feeling. I wish I could take away your pain. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and pray for you. I play back the end of Anderson Cooper when he showed all the kids to Amazing Grace and I still cry but I don't have the heart to delete it.(I'm in tears right now.) So just know I will never forget your Amazing grace and all the other victims of this terribe tragedy. May you find peace in the days to come and know that I'm still thinking of you and praying for you. May God bless your family and keep you all safe and strong.
February 01, 2013
My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your beautiful daughter Grace.Your in my thoughts everyday
February 01, 2013
Forgive me for not posting my thoughts earlier. I will never forget Grace, her classmates and her wonderful teachers. Amazing Grace was my Dad's favorite song. He left this world nearly 12 years ago and each and every time I have ever heard the song I tear up thinking of my good old Dad. Now I have a new angel in heaven to remember, to shed a tear for and to thank for touching my life in a special way. God Bless you our amazing Grace and may you and your family find peace in this world and the next.
February 01, 2013
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
January 30, 2013
I will pray every day for your family's loss of Grace. God bless you as you grieve this significant loss. He will put you in perfect peace eventually. I will pray in the meantime.
January 29, 2013
My deepest condolences to you and everyone who loved Grace. May you forever rest in peace, beautiful angel.
January 29, 2013
I am thinking of you and pray that you are working through your grief. Little Grace is looking down upon you and will send you the strength to get through this terribe time in your life. My prayers and thoughts are with you and Grace. May God bless you.
January 27, 2013
I am so sorry..Grace was a beautiful and artistic little girl,Everytime i hear amazing grace i think of her,A precious soul thats life got cut too short,Its devistating and breaks my heart,My thoughts will always be with you..
January 26, 2013
Rest in peace little angel
January 24, 2013
you are beautiful and you and the rest will be truley missed
January 22, 2013
Because of your time spent with Anderson Cooper, I will never forget your lovely 'Amazing Grace'! Your family and your daughter will forever be remembered in always in my prayers.
This is something I wrote for the children hoping to bring some small sense of peace:

And now the children soar.
Where fireflies glow,
and thunder whispers,
to little ones,
with broken crayons,
now painting a sunrise,
above the white blankness,
that now giggle,
while tickling candles in the sky.

My deepest sympathy on your loss and heaven is so much sweeter now with Grace wrapped safe in his arms.
January 22, 2013
Each day that passes, I continue to think of your family and of beautiful Grace. My heart still hurts for your family, for all the children's families, the survivors, your community, and all of America. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I fell in love with Grace's drawings as many did. Although she and I never met, her wonderful spirit is infectious. Thank you for sharing her story with America. You must be so proud of her.
January 21, 2013
I feel so sorry and very bad for your lost just know that I am always caring and praying for her sending love to the McDonnell family <3
January 20, 2013
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
January 19, 2013
Sweet Grace. Words can not express the deep pain felt all over for your loss and for the loss of your classmates. I have made a promise that I am going to do an act of kindness in each of your names to keep your memories alive and celebrate the lives you had. After much thought, for you, I am making a custom look alike doll. She will have your features and your name. I am going to give her away to a sick child in the hospital. May you rest in peace and may your message of peace be heard all over the world. Much love to you and your family.
January 18, 2013
I never did meet you dear Grace but you will always be in my heart. May you fly with the angels and look over your family.xoxoxo
January 17, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. MCdonnell, there are not words that can express how I feel about what has happened. I am a Cardiologist as well as a Trauma Surgeon, but most of all I am a parent, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, also member of the International Society of Poets. I would like permission to write a poem for each of the children, with their photographs and have it dedicated to them also the teachers. The book I would give to your Community to do as they wish,the proceeds would be handled by whomever you choose. My only part would write have Shutterfly to produce it and hand it over. I think this will continue to keep the memories of these children alive and that they did not die in vain. My e-mail. drthomas@unitedhearttrainingcenter.com.You will always be in my prayer and may God bless and keep you and your family and the rest of families.
January 17, 2013
January 17, 2013
This Poem says it all.


"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 of what had happened earlier that 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 looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
Then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
And in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring,
Those children all flew into the arms of their King…

And as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
One small girl 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 hands of fools”
“I'm taking back this nation. I'm taking back the schools!
“Then He and the children stood up without a sound.
“Come now my children let me show you around.

“Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran…
All displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
In the midst of this darkness, “I am still the Light.”
January 16, 2013
To the Mcdonnell Family May you Beautiful Daughter rest in peace she is now a beautiful angel Rip ?
January 16, 2013
very sorry ,lots of love in grace.her smile is very beautiful, she will always be a hero to me.love jimmy
January 15, 2013
Dear Mcdonnell family:
We mourn for you and with you. May your faith in God give you the "peace that passeth understanding."
Angel Grace: rest sweetly in the arms of Jesus.
January 15, 2013
Although we have never met, you have touched my life forever. Rest in Peace sweet little Grace. You will never be for gotten!
January 15, 2013
I think of you everyday.When I hear Amazing Grace I cant keep from crying . You have touched my life in a way that is hard to explain and I only hope Im a better human being for it. Love ,Peace ,amd Healing
January 15, 2013
RIP sweet beautiful Grace. You are with GOD in a better place with your friends, principal and teachers. No one should ever have to go through what you, your teachers,and classmates went through. Such a horrible tragedy. I did not know you but I would like to tell your parents and the other parents of lost ones my thoughts and prayers are with you at this horrible time. I myself have a seven year old daughter. My heart goes out to you. God bless you and grace.
January 14, 2013
Amazing grace. Please accept my deepest sympathies. I can't imagine what your going through. When I saw her picture I said what a beautiful little girl. I think if all the families often. When I hear the song amazing grace I think of grace. Amazing grace. May God bless everyone . May you find comfort in the memories you have of grace
January 14, 2013
What a gorgeous little girl!!! Rip!
January 14, 2013
My heart was broken that day I saw photos on the news of Mrs McDonnell and her husband standing behind her. My friend and I cried. Later on when they had photos on the news of each victim, I knew that the beautiful, long blond haired girl, with the precious face, and sweet smile was your little girl. She has her mother's eyes and resembles her father as well. And, when I saw her sweet little face smiling so beautifully, she reminded me so much of my daughter Nikki, who is six years old. A long time ago, I read a poem that helped me so much at the time as I had just lost someone close to me. It gave me such comfort. I remembered it for many years and passed it on to others along the way. I hope this will help lift the pain in your heart as it has mine. God bless you and your loved ones. You are in my thoughts and in my heart today and always.

Here it is...We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,in death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you,you did not go alone,
For part of us went with you,the day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories,your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you,your always at our side.

Our family chain is broken,and nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,the chain will link again.
January 13, 2013
God bless the McDonnell family. I was amazed at your strength when I saw you on CNN talking to Anderson. I cannot even imagine your suffering and loss. Your sweet beautiful angel Grace is lighting your path. We will never forget her. She has inspired me to live my best life. God bless your whole family
January 12, 2013
Sending you all my love and prayers.
January 10, 2013
I am a member of ST philip and james church where Grace's granparetns are members...........please konw that our while parish is praying for your family and to find the inner strength to go on. Please now how much we are sorry for your loss.
January 10, 2013
There are no words in our language that can adequately express the way in which Grace's image has touched my heart. To her family, I thank you for bringing such a beautiful child into this world and for sharing your hearts, her life and her story with the world. For me, she will forever be a representation of love, peace and hope. It's why we all strive to make this world a better place one moment at a time. Truly, my heart is with her family. Love wins.
January 10, 2013
She is so beautiful. When I saw her picture, she reminded me of my little girl. They both look so much alike. I can't imagine your loss and all affected are constantly in my prayers. May God continue to guide you.
January 09, 2013
Grace and Peace. Grace McDonnell was for and about Peace. To the McDonnell family, all I can give you are the most oft spoken words of the New Testament: The Grace and Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with You Always.
January 09, 2013
McDonnell Family, Grace is one of the most beautiful little girls I have ever seen. I think about her and the rest of the children everyday and have pictures of the children on my desk. (My 5 year old daughter memorized Grace's name first!) I was greatly moved by your interview with Anderson Cooper and inspired by your strength. I don't know if I could have been that strong. I love the stories you've shared about Grace and like Anderson said, whenever I hear Amazing Grace now, I will think of your beautiful and amazing Grace! Please keep sharing your photos and memories! Grace will never be forgotten!
January 09, 2013
Our heart goes out to your family. What a beautiful picture! How precious children are and to lose their life to such a tragedy, is really sad. May God give you the power beyond what is normal (2 Corinthians 4:7) as you deal with your loss and grief.
January 09, 2013
Rest in Peace sweet girl. May God bring comfort and peace to your loved ones during this very very sad time. Your memory will live forever in the hearts of loved ones.Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers always.
January 08, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the family if beautiful grace. RIP sweet little angel. I myself have a seven year old daughter and could not imagine life without her. God bless all the sweet little angels and my heart, thoughts and prayers go out to all the families who lost a loved one.
January 08, 2013
To Grace and all the beautiful angel friends from Sandy Hook Elementary School, may God hold you in his safe arms forever and may you all watch over your families until they can join you in heaven one day.
January 07, 2013
God Bless you and your family. You will forever be etched in the hearts of millions of people around the world. May the " Grace" in God presence give you daily comfort and love. God Bless
January 07, 2013
i just saw your segment with anderson cooper. god bless you and your family. god is holding you desiree'
January 06, 2013
May God bless her spirit and the families and friends find peace and happiness <3
January 06, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to your family. Our hearts are broken. God bless your beautiful little girl , may her presence and smile forever be in your lives.
January 06, 2013
Words cannot express the sadness I feel for your family. Grace is a beautiful little girl, who is now is a beautiful little angel looking down upon you from heaven. Grace will always be remembered and forever in my thoughts.
January 06, 2013
Your spirit is still alive. Love
January 05, 2013
Blessed Child, may you be resting in peace with God and watching over your beautiful family. Know that we think of you every day and Pray for you to be in Heaven and happy.
January 05, 2013
Live through Grace - A beautiful story, a beautiful life, a beautiful girl that will live forever in your heart.
January 04, 2013
My deepest sympathy to you and family. I watched the interview on CNN . What an adorable little girl with such innocence in her eyes. I have a nephew who is seven and has the same love for the water and the beach.
God Bless you Grace:)
January 04, 2013
May you Rest in Peace Grace. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers everyday. And may your light shine down on ur family and may they think of you when the light is shinning
January 04, 2013
sorry for the lost of your beatiful little angle that is in gods hands now may she rest in peace
January 04, 2013
Lynn& chris: As parents of a daughter that died at 15yrs.old, I just want to say: look for signs from Grace. I'm sure you already have had signs. Pray to her also.
January 04, 2013
My faith has been shaken by so many families losses bit I know all will never be forsaken. May God's presence help you day by day.
January 04, 2013
"Blessed are the pure at heart, for they will see the face of God". Your Grace is safely in the arms of Jesus now. Prayers and Hugs to your family from South Louisiana.
January 04, 2013
We are sorry for the loss of little Grace a child of light,laughter and sparkles. May you find some comfort from our heavenly father who gave his son for us all.John3:16. Our prayers are with you
January 03, 2013
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS GRACE AS A PLACE IN MY HEART AN SO DOSE HER FAMILY AN FRIENDS GRACE IS A DOLL WITH A PINK RIBBON IN HER HAIR I WOULD BEEN PROUD TO HAVE BEEN BIG BROTHER JUST LIKE TWO OTHERS
January 03, 2013
We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful little angel Grace. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers everyday.
January 03, 2013
I saw the sun today and thought of Grace.
January 03, 2013
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I think of your beautiful little girl Grace every day, and will always remember her wonderful smile. -Kelly (Atlanta, GA)
January 03, 2013
Our most sincere condolences for the loss of your beautiful daughter, Grace. I was deeply touched by your interview with Anderson Cooper and was inspired by your description of Grace's love for life and peace. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers everyday.
January 02, 2013
So sorry for your loss, such a beautiful child.
January 02, 2013
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your little Angel, Grace, R.I.P., Grace
January 02, 2013
I am so sorry to know you will have to live without Grace, a beautiful child. It is beyond belief. May God help you everyday.
Maretta Deiterman, Temple, Tx.
January 02, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to you at the loss of your beautiful daughter, sister, and grandchild. We are so very sorry for your loss and for the profound loss of so many other parents in your community. We continue to think of you all and pray for you in these days of mourning and sorrow. Our hearts are heavy for you. We send our love and prayers...
blessings, Paula Norbert, Kennebunk, Maine and family...Rich, Emma and Liam
January 01, 2013
rest small angel in peace in peace I work everything with the children in days and each time I would work with them I would dedicate myself more and more c 'est my way to return you l 'hommage
January 01, 2013
Your message of Peace, Grace, was the first thing that crossed my mind as the ball was dropping to bring in 2013. I pray that this year will bring peace and understanding to our world because of you.
January 01, 2013
To Grace's Family,

Thank you for sharing your lovely Grace with us. No words can express how much you are thought of. Though the cameras have left your town the support you have through prayer is still with you. God Bless you.
December 31, 2012
Grace is a beautiful child of God. We were so very touched by your courageous interview with Anderson Cooper. What an Angel that we had on this earth for 7 years. My daughter is expecting our eighth grand baby, a girl on January 8th. We will honor your precious Grace,by naming her Arianna Grace. Peace to you and her light will always be with you.
December 31, 2012
What a beautiful soul. My prayers are with your family during this time.
December 31, 2012
Grace, we all love you so very much. God bless you.
December 31, 2012
All Good Things!
December 31, 2012
I just watched the powerful interview done by Anderson Cooper. Praying for your strength and peace. Asking God to strengthen you in faith in the days ahead as you honor a beautiful angel's memory. Her artwork is so amazing would love to see it shared. My middle child goes to school in Georgia where her college mascot is the owl I know she would love to have a copy of this amazing picture if you ever choose to share this in that way.
December 31, 2012
I was particularly interested in this child that died in the Sandy Hook shooting. I think it was because she was such a beautiful child. Those dark blue eyes and blond hair, a beautiful child that should not of died. However, since she did, I know this child went straight to heaven with all the other children that died. We need not worry about her. I know she must be happy with God. Free of pain and suffering. Obviously, she was too good for this life is why she was taken. Hope her family find peace and comfort during this time.
December 31, 2012
A beautiful angel visited our world for 7 short years. My sincere condolences go out to Grace's family.
December 31, 2012
My babies are 5 and 7, and I teach elementary school. Words cannot comfort you, but I send you my prayers and thoughts.
December 31, 2012
My deepest sympathy are with the family.
Words can not describe your pain.
The Creator understands what you are feeling, continue to throw your burdens upon him and he will help comfort you during this difficult time. (Psalms 55:22)
Jesus has the power to awaken our loved ones again.
(Luke 7:11-17)
My continued prayers are with the family.

~ Elizabeth ~ Atlanta, Ga
December 31, 2012
Our sincere condolences to your family over the loss of your precious daughter Grace. This little angel will live forever in my family's hearts and memories. Have faith and trust in the Lord and you will see Grace one day again in Heaven. May God bless you abundantly with his gracious love and mercy.
December 31, 2012
I cry each time I see a photo of all of these beautiful children. They have forever left a mark in my heart. I have 3 small children of my own and cannot even imagine what you are going through. I am so sorry for the loss of your angel Grace. Your family is in the thoughts and prayers of my family. May the memory of her love, laugh, and smile comfort you during this difficult time.
December 30, 2012
I am so very very sorry for the loss of your beautiful little Grace ~ she is a precious angel watching over you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
December 30, 2012
Our family is thinking of you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
December 30, 2012
My heart is broken for your loss, but I know Grace would not want her loved ones to cry too long. Everything in her beautiful smile indicated a loving happy young girl. I pray your beautiful memories help you during this time.
December 30, 2012
To the McDonnell family, thank you for sharing Amazing Grace with the world. Your strength, courage and love for Grace and for what she stands for (peace- kindness) is a beautiful tribute to her. The coloring of her resting place with family nick names and pictures was a beautiful and loving act of compassion. May your spiritual faith continue to guide you as you walk hand in hand with GOD. And GOD, continue to talk thru Lynn and let your words be heard by this nation “You are the light! And you will take your schools back!” Your family will always be in our prayers.
Michael & Debra Baer (Harmony, Florida)
December 30, 2012
I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful little girl. Please know you are being thought of every day, and as you make it day by day, through this horrible time, prayers are going out for you from myself, and I know, many others.
December 29, 2012
To The McDonnell Family -

I am so sorry for your loss. Grace was a beautiful child as were all those children lost.

Remember Grace is still in your heart where she has always been where she will always remain.

God Bless.
December 29, 2012
I walked a mile for you (mile #14) on 12/29/12 as a dedication to your life.
December 29, 2012
Wielka strata dla rodziców, nie mozna pogodzic tej straty , wielkie wspólczucie dla Rodziców Grace. nich bóg ma ja w opiece
December 29, 2012
SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE GRACE IN THE LOVING ARMS OF OUR HEAVENLY FATHER, ALONG WITH YOUR YOUNG CLASSMATES. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR EARTHLY FAMILY
December 29, 2012
Everytime I hear the song "Amazing Grace," I now think of you sweet angel. May you rest in peace. May the memories of your laughter and smiles fill those that still mourn your loss.
December 28, 2012
"Amazing Grace," that is what you will always be. My heartfelt prayer for Mom,Dad and brother Jack. Your mom spoke to a country and to my soul the other night. Peace, is what Jesus gives us and sometimes it doesn't feel like it. However, he had you here on earth for a short time and to remember that peace is about his amazing GRACIE. My heartfelt love to Gracie's family.
December 28, 2012
I think of you all often and pause to fill my heart with love and comfort for all of you and then send it to you. I will continue.....
December 28, 2012
She is so young it's sad that this person did this to her and other children and families. I apologize to her family she should have come home after school.
December 28, 2012
Precious little Grace. May your light always shine. Help us all.
Retired NYC Police Officer
December 28, 2012
The loss of Grace McDonnell has brought caring people around the world to their knees, we share in your tears, your loss and your grief. May time heal your sorrow and pain and may her memory give you comfort and joy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

the Schopper family, MN
December 28, 2012
I have seen many where many people are hoping you consider doing SOMETHING with Grace's artwork. I for one hoped you would as well. PLEASE consider it strongly, when time permits. I could see it as notecards, notebooks, art satchels, aprons, playing cards, a story book perhaps, etc. Not that any of us need a reminder of her, but it would keep her in our sights daily with all that she represents. And that is such a positive message. A small picture can be on the back of anything that is made with her artwork....and we will NEVER forget. I pray that your healing continues as you have the love and support of all of your wonderful family and friends. I will never forget the entire McDonnell family. God Bless you all.
December 28, 2012
I want to offer my sympathies to Grace you are so beautiful and I saw your parents talk about you and I always end up crying.I always think of you during Amazing Grace and you are truly amazing.I look forward to joining and meeting you one day.You will never be forgotten
December 28, 2012
Your interview on Anderson Cooper was a beautiful tribute to your daughter. When you spoke of being the eyes for Grace and now her voice, it made me stop breathing for a moment. Your 'grace' and love were extraordinary. Grace was obviously a special child and my heart breaks every time I think of you and your family. Given who you are, your life will be a beautiful tribute to your beautiful Grace. I wish you did not have to endure this journey, but I pray for your family. Grace will not ever be forgotten.
December 28, 2012
I think of your beautiful Grace now each time I look at mine, and I say a prayer for all of you for peace and healing. May God's love surround and comfort you all daily.
December 27, 2012
we made a santa face and put your name on it and put it on our tree,it will hang there every year from now on.You will not be forgotton.
December 27, 2012
Grace and her family remains in my thoughts and prayers daily. Please know that her bright light is inspiring love and kind acts toward others all across the country. May you be surrounded by peace and comfort as you try to move forward. God bless you always
December 27, 2012
What a beautiful angel. You will be in my heart and on my mind forever. May the lord be with you and your family. Rest in peace. With love
December 27, 2012
I'm so sorry for your loss....There are no words I could say to help ..The only thing I can say is I'm sorry for your loss..Prayers and Love are being sent to you and your family ...God Bless You All
December 27, 2012
May time bring peace and acceptance to those who have lost their innocent loved ones. Grace, along with all the other victims of this horrific tragedy, will be remembered as just one of the many little angels who have been denied the richness of a long life to be shared with family and friends. The loss for all of those who were close to her as well as all who never knew of her until this tragedy has left so many hearts deeply saddened while hopeful that maybe one day we can learn to stop these shootings and simply live peacefully. No family should be asked to endure such grief.
December 27, 2012
What a beautiful life taken way to soon. My heart was broken as I fell to my knee's and began to pray when I heard this come across the T.V. My husband has looked every child up to learn more about them such beautiful stories. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless each and everyone of you. On Christmas Day we have always released hellium balloons in memory of our loved one's this year we added 3 more one with each child's name, one with each adults name, and one that said R.I.P. 20 angels and 6 hero's Sandy Hook Elem. God Bless.
December 27, 2012
Dear Grace,
I understand you love the beach, art, and color. I picture you painting beautiful rainbows in heaven, sand at your feet, laughing with your friends.
R.I.P. Amazing Grace
December 26, 2012
You both did an amazing job on Anderson Cooper. I have never seen such strength! Have you thought about selling any of Grace's artwork? I truly can't stop thinking about her owl and the fish I saw on AC. You could sell them and donate the profits to a victim's fund? I would love to help you, too, if that is even possible. God bless you and your family.
December 26, 2012
My heart breaks when I think of the tragedy in Newtown. I think of Grace often as I have a Grace McDonnell in my life that I love very much. The McDonnell family and all of the families involved are in my daily thoughts and prayers.
December 26, 2012
What a beautiful angel you are. Rest in peace sweetheart. Xoxooxooxoxoxo
December 26, 2012
The loss of Grace's presence resonates across the land. May God carry you through all that is broken, and when in deep sorrow, reach out to find both their hands..
December 26, 2012
I ABSOLUTELY have to have Grace's artwork! So beautiful! I love it!!
December 26, 2012
RIP little Gracie at Jesus feet-Shirley & Melvin Jones (Fort Worth TX)
December 26, 2012
God bless and comfort you. Chris and Lynn, you are daily in my prayers and will continue to be.
December 26, 2012
Our heart's go out to your family for your loss.
December 26, 2012
God Bless you during this time of sorrow. May your memories give you comfort at this difficult time. Sending prayers to your family.
December 26, 2012
May you rest in peace little Gracie.
December 26, 2012
Grace, rest in heavenly peace.
December 26, 2012
December 26, 2012
peace be w/u
December 26, 2012
We are so very sorry for your loss.
December 26, 2012
Words cannot describe how sorry I am for the loss of your
beautiful daughter Grace. I will keep her and the other
children in my prayers, always.
December 26, 2012
God bless you little one....
December 25, 2012
We are sorry for your loss. Your family is in our family's prayers.
Love, The Dickson Family
December 25, 2012
Please accept our deepest condolences, may God give you the strengh to overcome this terrible pain. Our prayers are with you and your family. Zuniga family
December 25, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
December 25, 2012
Words can't describe what you must be going through as parents. I think that you were blessed to have her for the short time that she was in your lives. Each time that I visit her picture (and of the other children) I am consumed with sadness. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
December 25, 2012
A beautiful child was taken away. My heart breaks. Thank you for your interview and letting us learn about your sweet Grace. Prayers from far away. I will remember her.
December 25, 2012
You are in my thoughts and prayers beautiful angels..God bless the families who have experienced loss in this tragedy..FLY AWAY LITTLE ANGELS WATCH OVER YOUR LOVED ONES!
December 25, 2012
Your daughter was beautiful and taken away too soon. I first saw her picture on the news while working out at my gym. My eyes were swollen with tears for her! I know your hearts are broken right now. I hope you will be able to find some comfort in the gift you have as being her parents.
December 25, 2012
Merry Christmas Grace,God has blessed u and made u an angel.
December 25, 2012
My deepest condolences to Chris and Lynn McDonnell during this difficult time. I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. Rest in peace Grace.
December 25, 2012
I am so sorry on the loss of your precious Grace. She is surely watching over her family now and giving you the strength you will need.. She was a beautiful child, and my heart aches for your family..God Bless You McDonnell Family.
December 25, 2012
May the Love that Grace showed you in her all too short life, remain with you until you are reunited in Heaven with her and Christ. Our deepest sympathies.
December 25, 2012
Your interview moved me. And I will remember her every time Amazing Grace is sung cause she was one great little girl. My dearest sympathy goes out to her family and friends.
December 25, 2012
Merry Christmas beautiful angel.
December 25, 2012
Rest in peace little angel! As a mother of a 4yr old, my heart breaks for your family. Know you are in my prayers and the prayers of the Plymouth Fire Dept and the Plymouth Ambulance Service.
December 25, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 25, 2012
I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Grace. You can see she was already an angel here on earth, but now she is one in heaven with all her classmates. May God give you and your family the strength to go on here on earth until you see her again in heaven. Hard to celebrate Christmas when I know so many parents' hearts are rusted with tears. May God Bless.
December 25, 2012
To Lynn and Chris, Grace the 'light of your life'. A short life here, but she will live long forever with her heavenly Father. A huge smile , a real darling..Take care, my prayers for all the families. Martha Statlander, Iowa
December 25, 2012
Dear McDonnell Family, may god comfort you at this very diffcult time and may the wonderful memories of your beautiful Grace sustain you. Our thoughts and prayers are with. J. MacDonald, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
December 24, 2012
As I set up a Christmas Eve memorial to all of the children, the candle I lit for Grace found its way to the center,and was a beacon for the others.
December 24, 2012
My family offers you and your family our deepest condolences for the loss of your beautiful daughter. Grace remind
So much to my 6 year old daughter that also loves to draw. My heart is broken and I'm in pain. We pray for your family everyday that God give you the peace and comfort everyday. The Katz Family!
December 24, 2012
Hope you find solace, in the fact on how Grace had enriched your lives.
December 24, 2012
To the McDonnell family - your Grace has made a sincere impression on us. We hope that you may find peace and comfort in the light of her life. Your strength and outlook is inspiring. Kristin and Joe
December 24, 2012
I offer my condolences and my heartfelt sympathy to your family and your beautiful child, you are in my thoughts and prayers
December 24, 2012
Your Grace was and is a beautiful angel. She is certainly an inspiration to all of us. Please know that we are praying for all of you. Thank you for sharing your story of Grace with the world. She is with our Lord and all the angels and will be smiling down on you always.
Becky Silveira(Katy, Texas)
December 24, 2012
My deepest condolences goes to Lynn and Chris McDonnell for the loss of your beautiful girl Grace. It brings comfort to know that this horrible event was not an act of God, but Job 34:10 says its impossible for God to act wickedly. I pray that this thought bring you comfort at this time. I will be praying for your family.
December 24, 2012
This is a video tribute I made for the families, victims, the community of Newtown, and all who were impacted by this senseless tragedy. I'm at a loss for words and felt that this was the only way that I could fully express myself. My heart is particularly heavy this Christmas Eve and I ache for each of these beautiful children, the teachers and faculty who lost their lives trying to protect them, and their families for not being able to spend it together this year. Rest in Peace Grace and may God bless all of you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fHTP1xuDaGk
December 24, 2012
Thank you for letting us hear the stories of your beautiful Grace and sharing her artwork. It touched my heart and I will remember her forever. She sounded like a very special girl so full of life. My thoughts and prayers are with you all today and in the months and years to come. May god bless you.
December 24, 2012
To the family my sincere condolences. My prayer is that you are comforted by the peace of God and your pain is softened (Philippians 4:6, 7).
December 24, 2012
My prayers are with your family at the loss of your little girl . I no she watching over you from heaven. May God watch over you all who lost someone at this time. Alice Guckian Queen @ Melanie @ Jeff Wheaton - Fentress , Tx. 78622
December 24, 2012
Thank you for letting me get to know Grace. Her light, warmth and artistic talent will forever be remembered.
December 24, 2012
May the God of comfort and peace be with your dear family in the days ahead.Psalms46:1.
December 24, 2012
Know that the loss of this beautiful child is only temporary for you will see her again. for now she is with God and shortly we all shall be.Keep her and who she is with the center of your lives still. God Keep you during this time of sorrow and forever.
December 24, 2012
we are very sorry about your loss. she is now with our lord in heaven.
December 24, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 24, 2012
may the strength of the LORD carry you through.

chicago. illinois
December 24, 2012
my thoughts r with u,if i had a wish it would b that ur children would b return 2 u all,my blessings r 2 keep u all strong,grace looks so sweet,luv from oz
December 24, 2012
Grace is so beautiful. Our world is diminished because we are now without her. Please know the whole world shares in the loss of your beloved daughter
December 24, 2012
May God give you a supernatural strength and peace- always in my prayers
December 24, 2012
Our prayers are with your family
December 24, 2012
such a beauty. what a shame but i know she is loved where she is now. Heavenly Father has said we need to be as little children, like her, to be in His presence. she is in His presence and she is happy. she has found a place in my heart where she will continue to live. R.I.P. Grace.
December 24, 2012
She is the onw that lite me up the most dont be sad bur remember the good
December 23, 2012
May God bless Grace's family to stay strong during this time of loss. How does a parent endure the tragedy of losing their beautiful young daughter? I still am in shock and still think about what happened each and every day. Grace is in heaven with God and her classmates and all the angels are taking care of everything, be assured. Love, prayers and condolences from me to Grace's family and friends.
December 23, 2012
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
December 23, 2012
Grace touched my heart, even though I did not know her. She seemed like a sweet, artistic little girl with the world ahead of her. Please accept my sincere condolences.
December 23, 2012
Your Beautiful Angel Grace is with Jesus as we celebrate His birth as our Lord and Savior. May God grant you comfort in your faith.
December 23, 2012
My sincerely/deepest sympathy and condolences to your family "Little Angel Grace".
May the Almighty God bless you and your family... RIP
Jimmy Villanueva & Family (Philippines)
December 23, 2012
I pray God will help you through this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss of beautiful Greace
December 23, 2012
Grace
Delicate as Lace
What a lovely Face
My heart breaks
for the loss of your Grace.
Your daughter Grace has touched my heart and I have cried about your tragic loss, and the loss of all the little children. Dec. 14th was previously etched on my heart, now it will etched into my heart forever with you and the world. Please stay strong, God Bless You and your Family.
December 23, 2012
rest in peace, dear Grace
December 23, 2012
I pray God will help your family through this difficult time , I am so sorry for you loss of beautiful Grace.
December 23, 2012
I pray God will help your family through this difficult time , I am so sorry
December 23, 2012
What a beautiful little girl...and it is so obvious that she was so loved and so well taken care of...Christmas is not the same this year for our country...I know that I will be thinking of Grace and her classmates...wishing all of you peace and please know that we are praying for all of you in Newtown.
December 23, 2012
This beautiful girl had so much to live for!! My heart absolutely aches for the loss of this angel here on earth and for all of the others that lost their lives that day in such a cruel and senseless manner. RIP Beautiful Grace for this nation will never forget you!
December 23, 2012
God bless you. What a gift to already have a sign. Thanks for doing the interview with TV.
December 23, 2012
You have not left my thoughts for nine days. Please know that countless are with you. I can't imagine having your strength and poise while confronting senseless, horrific loss. Please let me know how to help, when you are ready, to effect change in memory.
December 23, 2012
I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful little Grace. May God be with the family through these times of sorrow
December 23, 2012
You are a beautiful and inspirational family!
December 23, 2012
My deepest sympathy and prayers to your family
December 23, 2012
I think of all of you a lot. I have 4 daughters. Your spirit inspires me. I am fighting cancer, and you have renewed my determination and resolve. I hope you find peace.
December 23, 2012
May The Lord Bless and Keep Grace and all of you.
December 23, 2012
Thank you for sharing your daughter, grace, with us. i have watched your interview several times and each time, i am amazed at your strength. grace was a beautiful child (and talented artist). i loved her paintings. we will never forget her and as anderson said, everytime he hears "amazing grace", he will think of her, we will do the same.
December 23, 2012
I cannot express our my heart goes out to you and your family, at the loss of your beautiful Grace, she truthfully was a beautiful little girl.
December 23, 2012
You have our deepest condolences as you are in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to be for a long time.
December 23, 2012
I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Grace. Our family shares your grief, and we pray for your strength and comfort from God, until you are reunited again.
December 23, 2012
GRACE to me as i look at this photo was a very free spirited loving and caring person ready to take on the world with that smile, yes i am saddend but the thought of that i may have never seen or know this spirit is an even bigger tragedy thank you for sharing her with the world at your most intimate and fragile time.
MISS VICKY CARROL FULLER
FORT WALTON BEACH FL
December 23, 2012
My deepest sympathy to your family.
December 23, 2012
Beautiful little girl, Grace. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
December 23, 2012


As we met in worship this past Sunday, Friends felt called to reach out to you. We share in your grief as you attempt to cope with the tragic loss of your loved ones. We pray that you find comfort in the thought that you are held in the Light by so many. We also pray that the strong bonds of your community will sustain you in the months and years ahead.



Central to the experience of Friends is the reality of Eternal Love and our trust in the Light within each of us. May you know that Everlasting Arms are holding you close in your unfathomable grief.



Hartford Monthly Meeting

of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

West Hartford, CT
December 23, 2012
My heart breaks with sadness from your loss. Your sweet angel will be forever loved and missed here on earth. May God bless you and give you strength and comfort during this time.
December 23, 2012
Her precious face, life and legacy will forever be etched in our heart and minds.
December 23, 2012
Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condlences on the loss of your precious little girl, Grace. Our thoughts and sincere prayers go out the McDonnell family. She was a beautiful child with a pretty. Cherish her special memories. Praying for your family and the families of the others victims and hoping that soon all of you will find peace. Let God help. He can strengthen and sustain you. PS.46:1 & PS.55:22
December 23, 2012
Cannot express how sorry I am for your family's loss. We pray for your family. Thank you for sharing your Grace with the world. We will continue to pray for your family; not just for today but everyday. we will remember Grace and your family. Much love to you all.
December 23, 2012
My heart aches for your loss. Thank you for sharing your daughters life on CNN. Such wonderful words of kindness of your daughter. She is a true angel now, sitting on the lap of her heavenly Father Jesus. Just know that my thoughts and prayers will always be with you!!
December 22, 2012
After seeing your interview about Grace, my heart is forever changed. The mercy and grace you extend is unbelievable. I could only hope to be like you, were this my child. May God's peace and comfort remain with you in the coming days...She truly was an "Amazing Grace".
December 22, 2012
Your daughter is so beautiful. When you described her on TV she sounds just like my daughter Gracie. Pure goodness and peace. I continue to weep for her and all the angel babies. My mother was an elementary school teacher for 32 years and passed away one month before this. I am certain she was among the many waiting at the gates of heaven for these angels. Praying for your continued strength. You are clearly amazing parents. God Bless you.
December 22, 2012
December 22, 2012
Hello Grace I'm praying for you and your family to have the strength to pull thru such a sad sad event in their lives....I have cried several times over your loss...You and your family deserved so much better....I will always remember and never forget you....Grace it's not just the name of this little girl but a name that gives hope...Show us the way Grace...
December 22, 2012
I am only a person that follows the news and was severely touched and affected by the loss of all those innocent babies and the brave women that laid down their lives trying to protect them.

Please accept my deepest condolences,I am truly sorry for your loss.
December 22, 2012
Sorry such a life ended ....
December 22, 2012
I too am so sorry for your loss. Like so many people, I feel the need to DO something. So I picked Grace because I loved her smile and because we have the same initials. It is my intention to honor your daughter's memory with a gift to a local school in her honor.
December 22, 2012
To the parents n to her big brother please no the world shares your grief. Thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful little Grace with us. I cannot even began to know your pain but I am a grandmommie to our only grandchild n I never want to live through this. Your strength n your composure with Anderson Cooper was just beautiful. God will honor you with even more strength for the long daz after everyone has left God will never leave you n he will never never forsake you or your whole family. Please no this. This is his promise to you
Just lean on him. Your little Grace was a old soul just from how you have talk about her your whole face just lights up

She was a blessing to us all. The world has fallen n love with your beautiful little girl and we want to thank you so much for sharing her with us
Thank you for sharing her very special art with us n let me say this I would love to have one of her prints on my wall. President Obama is so lucky!!
Again thank you n my family n I love you very much. I just wish it was something we could do for you
December 22, 2012
To the McDonnell family,

The loss of Grace has broken our hearts. It is hard to find the right words but I can say this. We never met her but we love her. An angel on earth and an angel in Heaven. Please never think even many months from now that we will stop loving her or her family. The day will come when you are reunited with her and you will be in perfect bliss with her for eternity.

We love you all.

Charles and family
December 22, 2012
I am so sorry for your lost! What a beautiful little girl taken far to soon. She will be a bright light at the Children's Memorial in Edgartown. I will think of her smile when I am at the Lighthouse. May God Bless you!
December 22, 2012
I cannot stop thinking about sweet Grace and her wonderful family. I watched the interview with Anderson Cooper and while the parents were both so strong and seemingly dry eyed while speaking of their Gracie Girl, I was not! I cried like a baby, or rather a mom that imagined (if that is even possible!) losing my own precious daughter. It is my worst, worst fear in life. We suffered a house fire 3 years ago during the night and my husband and I grabbed our then 7 year old daughter and our then 9 year old Down syndrome son and ran out the front door in our pj's. Mary, our daughter told me "don't worry mom, the most important things were saved, US!" And yet, as I think back on how we watched for 3 1/2 hours as our house burned to a 4 alarm fire with 8 cities 15 fire trucks and over 100 firefighters, it doesn't compare to your nightmare, we lost material items. You lost an irreplaceable LIFE! I pray for your family, I pray that you will seek guidance, especially for precious Jack for you won't know for some time how this will affect him. I vow to help whatever cause you creat in Grace's honor as YOU are someone we all should have as a friend, you are unbelievable! Lynn, you especially touched my heart as one mom to another. Grace will continue to speak to you in little ways, just keep your eyes and your heart open to her signs. Love to your family and all the prayers I can pray!
December 22, 2012
Saddened by tragic loss of your beautiful angel...as a mother I can't imagine the pain..but I hope this will bring you comfort in knowing there are so many who care..God bless little Grace and your family
December 22, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss ! She will be missed very much. May God hold your little girl in heaven. May she rest in peace. The Emodogo Family
December 22, 2012
She was your love and your light
So without her, how do you get through the night
Find strength from our Lord above
And rejoice that you had her to love
December 22, 2012
December 22, 2012
From the moment I saw a picture of Grace, my heart felt tugs of loss. I never knew your daughter ... I never met your daughter ... yet your "Gracie" has touched my life. I'll never walk on the sand, or pick up a seashell, without thinking of her. Hearing the song "Amazing Grace" will bring her to mind. She and you will be in my prayers always. Stay strong. She's safe with our Lord.
December 22, 2012
R.I.P you beautiful Angle..My Heart goes out to everyone !!!!
December 22, 2012
I am so sorry for the loss of your Grace. In watching your interview with Anderson I saw a few of the pictures Grace did. The one in particular of fish. I live at the Jersey Shore and had my house severly damaged by Sandy. We are rebuilding and redecorating. I would love to have a copy of that fish picture in my new and improved beach home so as to always remember the strength you showed and I will think of your Grace too as we rebuild our home! Please let me know if I can purchase a copy of that picture. Thank you very much!! My e- mail is bonnie.lavin@yahoo.com
December 22, 2012
May thoughts of a God who knows you well  help you during these difficult times,   In the bible there are example's that were placed there to be of help for you today.  .  For all things I have the strength by virtue of him who imparts power to me. --Phil.--4:8
December 22, 2012
Beautiful Grace will never be forgotten. I am so sorry for your terrible loss. Blessings and love to your family always.
December 22, 2012
May you rest in peace princess.
December 22, 2012
Please know that so many of us feel your pain and feel love for Grace. May she have Peace on her journey until you meet again. God Bless The McDonnells.
December 22, 2012
This picture of your little girl has touched my heart and soul in a way that I can not explain ,I have cried a million tears for her. I can only hope as my faith has taught me that she is happy,joyful and at peace. Peace and Love to your family.
December 22, 2012
On Friday, December the 14th 2012 you became every American parent's child and parent's loss and pain. We will miss who you are and who you would have become. We will not forget you.
December 22, 2012
There are no words at a time like this...but please know that your family and beautiful Grace are in my thoughts and prayers. As a parent and a 1st grade teacher, I cannot imagine the pain you must be feeling. In watching your interview with Anderson Cooper, I was inspired by your strength and determination to keep Grace's spirit alive. Please know that I vow to raise my two children with the grace, respect, hopefulness and belief in GOD that is clear you instilled in yours. God bless Grace...and your beautiful family. May peace be with you.
December 22, 2012
Beautiful, Beautiful Angel-Smile at us from Heaven

Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—Lest we forget!
December 22, 2012
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL..I KNOW THAT SHE HAS HER WINGS NOW AND IS LOOKING BELOW TO WATCH OVER HER FAMILY...GOD BLESS!!
December 22, 2012
i was very sad at the lost of so many angels my God bless and keep you.
December 22, 2012
Im am very sorry to hear about ur this loss. Im 15 and play basketball and baseball for my school. i just wanted to no wat was her favorite # so i could honor your beautiful daughter. please respond. This inspires me to play ever play lik my last. Please! Love Druw Rollings
December 22, 2012
I am touched by your beautiful daughter. As I watched your interview I marveled at your unwavering faith. We'll never meet, but I want you to know what an inspiration you have been to me. Know that your family will always be in my prayers.
December 22, 2012
To the Family of Grace: May God Bless and give you comfort knowing she is in heaven and always be with you now as an angel. May God Bless to all in our thoughts and prayers.
December 22, 2012
From my family to yours may God bless you in you time of loss and grieving
December 22, 2012
We are part of the Clan in Illinois and will remember Grace with a Mass at Knock in County Mayo,Ireland. God Bless You.

McDonnell's of Illinois
December 22, 2012
I look at the picture of Grace and see my 6-year daughter. I cannot imagine what your family is going through with the loss of such a beautiful girl inside and out. My prayers are with you all and I will never forget this sweet angel who will live on within all our hearts. May God be with her family. Rest in Peace beautiful Grace. An angel has joined heaven and will watch over us all.
December 22, 2012
Play little angel, that's what children do here and I believe it's what you will do in Heaven your friend's are with you, all 19 of them as well as your principal & your teacher too.
God will help your family deal with your loss. So play little angel play
December 22, 2012
Rest now sweet girl. My heart breaks for your family. The world grieves with you. May you find love and strength through your family,friends, and strangers.
December 22, 2012
Grace, her family, and her friends remain in my thoughts.
December 22, 2012
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal."

Rest in Peace Grace
December 22, 2012
Extending my heartfelt condolences to the McDonnell family for the loss of your precious baby girl. What a beautiful child. God promises to wipe every tear from your eyes, mourning nor outcry or pain nor death be anymore. May the God of all tender mercies give you peace and comfort.
December 22, 2012
The hope and joy you both shared while telling the world about your beautiful daughter have inspired me to do all I can to change the culture of this world - to bring Grace's light to all. My healing prayers will always be with your family.
December 22, 2012
Sleep in heavenly peace, sweet angel. May your family feel you near and may God keep them close.
December 22, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We are sorry and will never forget her. May you find peace and comfort knowing she is in heaven now.
December 22, 2012
The sky is filled with Angels
With puffy lacy wings
The remnants of God's beauty
With treasures they now bring

Each one of them a Guardian
That travels in the sky
To watch throughout eternity
Their parents from on high

Smiles that come from Angels
They fall like crystal rain
Eases earthly burdens
Lifting all life's pain

Halos so astounding
That glitter gold each day
Following their loved ones
In such a perfect way

Wings in gentle breezes
That fall from up above
Kissing every parent
With everlasting love

Angels soar through heaven
With everlasting light
Looking down from heaven
Saying their "goodnights"

Kissing all who loved them
So gently on the face
This life's tender mercy
Each parent can embrace

Wings and shiny halos
Travel from on high
Surrounding all their loved ones
They never say good-bye.
December 22, 2012
god bless little angel
December 22, 2012
Rest in peace little angel
December 22, 2012
From a Dad, may God hold you all in the palm of his hand.
December 22, 2012
My sincere condolences on the loss of your beautiful daughter Grace. I saw your interview with Anderson Cooper and it touched my heart in a way you cannot imagine. Carrying on with Grace and peace is an amazing tribute to your amazing child. May God help guide you through the tough days ahead and bless your family.
December 22, 2012
McDonnell family, just want you to know I care and hurt for you and all the other children and their parents. Grace was beautiful and I just know her smile is even more beautiful in heaven. Please know the country mourns with you and hurts. God be with you.
December 22, 2012
You are so blessed to have such a beautiful girl! May your family fleurus.
December 22, 2012
Jestem zdruzgotany i bardzo wspólczuje
December 22, 2012
Having just witnessed your unforgettable testimony of love and faith which you bestowed upon the world tonight, I want to say thank you. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family as you embark upon the courageous journey which you have already begun. You are an inspiration to the world. Grace's beauty shines through as you spoke of your daughter tonight. May God be with you every day and may you know that you are not alone.And yes, those precious ones are holding hands in heaven with their teacher to guide them as they embrace our loving God, face to face. Sincerely, Donna
December 22, 2012
Your interview with Anderson Cooper was one of the most inspiring interviews I have ever seen. Your unwavering focus on the positive and your commitment to celebrate life helped everyone watching cope a little better with the situation. Your family is truly a source of healing and I am convinced that part of Grace lives on through each person who saw this.
December 22, 2012
An artist who loves the beach and peace signs. Grace, you were one cool little lady and beautiful as well! I will never forget you or any of the other extraordinary souls taken from us that day. We must make sure that changes are made in our culture and society so we never lose someone like you to a senseless malicious act. We as adults, a nation and a society somehow failed to protect you last week. Things must change that we never lose someone like you again. I'm sorry Grace. I wish we did better. I pray your family finds their strength in honoring your memory.
December 21, 2012
Your beautiful daughter has touched me and I mourn her loss. May God shelter your family under his wing and your joy will be great when you are all reunited in Heaven- God Bless Amazing Grace and all of you. With all my sympathy and love, Linda Campbell Massachusetts
December 21, 2012
God Bless you Angel !
December 21, 2012
Your daughter Grace was a beautiful beautiful little girl -- destined to become a beutiful young woman and a beautiful young adult. I am so sorry for your loss. Words could never express your sorrow or my sympathy, but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Grace if now an angel and I hope she and who friends who became angels that day are now all together in heaven.
December 21, 2012
Thinking of your family and Grace. Such a wonderful child and loving parents. Peace be with you.
December 21, 2012
My heart is with your family. I can't explain in words how much my heart hurts for your family. I wish all the best for all those effected. Another Angel in Heaven!
December 21, 2012
Dear McDonnell family

My husband Matthew and I were profoundly moved not only by your beautiful child Grace that graced this
world, but also by your courage and presence in this difficult time.

Words are inadequate in expressing our deepest sympathies we have for all of you and your family.

May God Bless you all and your dear Grace.
December 21, 2012
our little angle life was short however her beauty and magic will linger forever in her 7 years spent here on earth she touched so many lifes as an angle from god would a little angle sent to us from heaven now you are back in gods arms our beautiful angle your memories will eternally and forevermore live in our hearts rip our beautiful angle baby god bless your family and friends you will always be in my heart and never forgotten rip babygirl???
December 21, 2012
Grace is an angel or us all now!
December 21, 2012
Our hearts and prayers are with everyone in newtown
December 21, 2012
Rest peacefully beautiful girl and paint the heavens with color. Christopher and Lynn, you are amazingly strong and may your strength continue. Know that you have millions of people praying for your peace. Grace was so lucky to have you as parents and may you be blessed always.
December 21, 2012
What a tradgic loss of a life so young. May the Mcdonnell family find a measure of peace in the words found at (Psalms 72:12-14) I am truly sorry for your loss.
December 21, 2012
December 21, 2012
Dear McDonnell family, our family has cried so many tears this week and your ability to comfort us was extraordinary. Your daughter was exceptional and her spirit will live in our hearts. We continue to pray for you and your 'amazing Grace.'
December 21, 2012
My prays go to the mcdonnell family!!
December 21, 2012
I just had to say that the interview on CNN with Anderson Cooper was one of the most heartfelt and touching expressions I have ever witnessed. You are remarkable parents and the love and forgiveness that is in your spirit is so admirable and touching. I am so deeply sorry for you and all of the family losses of innocent loved ones. Words just cannot express how moved I was moments ago watching your interview. You are truly inspiring. I pray for your continued peace, strength and guidance. What a blessed child Grace was to have you as her parents. I pray you continued to be blessed.
December 21, 2012
There are no words to express how very sorry we are for the loss of your Precious Angel.
December 21, 2012
God bless beautiful Grace..
December 21, 2012
May your cherished memories of this beautiful little girl always sustain you and carry you through life filled with love and Grace. God bless.
December 21, 2012
My deepest sympathy. I hope we can give your little girl her wish peace.
December 21, 2012
What a beautiful child Grace was. We were so taken by her painting of the owl. Thank you for telling us who your child was, so that we could bear witness to the joy she brought to you in her short life. Our sincere blessings to your family and deepest sympathy for your loss.
December 21, 2012
To Grace's family, an Irish prayer:
Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
December 21, 2012
RIP Grace. We will never forget you...long after the cameras and the reporters are gone, we will remember you. We will remember the love your parents expressed for you on television only days after you left us. We will remember your beautiful artwork also. You are a beautiful baby girl. RIP in the loving arms of Christ.

Nicole - Indianapolis
December 21, 2012
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I pray God continues to give your family strength. RIP beautiful angel.
December 21, 2012
She was your love and your light
So without her, how do you get through the night
Find strength from our Lord above
And rejoice that you had her to love
December 21, 2012
Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Grace. What a beautiful face. Many people never knew Grace, but for the short time of her life on earth, she gave so much of herself. She loved her family, friends and teachers, and showed an interest in people. She loved life, and now she will live her life in heaven eternally with G-d, and may we and others say Amen.
December 21, 2012
December 21, 2012
Dear friends in Christ, With unnumbered others around the world, we grieve for you in the loss of your beautiful child. May your faith in the one and only Savior assuage your sorrow.
December 21, 2012
My deepest sympathy to you for your loss. Your interview on CNN with Anderson Cooper was very touching & inspiring. Grace was lucky to have such loving parents.
December 21, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will keep and sustain you always. Know that the nation shares your pain
December 21, 2012
So sorry for your loss.May you find comfort knowing you are and will always be in our prayers
December 21, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. She is now a beautiful angel watching over us all.
December 21, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. Words can not even begin to describe the sorrow that is being felt for this beautiful little child. Grace was a beautiful child and God has definitely gained a beautiful angel. I pray that God will give you and your family comfort and strength at this time as well as for the other families involved in this tragedy. You will continue to be in our prayers.
December 21, 2012
Your little girl has touched my heart and her beautiful face will stay with me forever. My deepest sympathies are with you and all the families who lost their loved ones. God bless your Gracie girl.
December 21, 2012
I am truly sorry for your loss. She is a beautiful little girl.
December 21, 2012
RIP sweet angel. Janet P.
December 21, 2012
Dear McDonnell Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful baby girl. Please know you are in our hearts and prayers at this difficult time.

Reese Family
December 21, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 21, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. Grace was a very beautiful little girl. I hope you can take comfort in knowing that she is in Jesus arms. i pray every day for God to give you strength to get thru this dark time. Her blue eyes look like heaven. If i could take away your and the other families pain i would.
December 21, 2012
I extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of sweet Grace. I have printed her beautiful photo and will remember her always. I know you have peace in knowing she is now in heaven with Jesus and that you will be reunited with her one day. I saw your interview and it is evident that you are faithful, peaceful people. Thank you for your strength and for sharing such wonderful memories of your precious daughter. God Bless.
December 21, 2012
My deepest sympathies to you all. Such a precious child.
December 21, 2012
December 21, 2012
December 21, 2012
Grace looks like my own first grade daughter. I do not think I will ever get this sweet, innicent cchild's face out of my head. She will be the reason I love deeper.

Rest in peace angel.
December 21, 2012
To the McDonnell family...Words can't express how sorry we are for your loss. Our prayers are with you and the whole McDonnell family. We will remember Grace in our prayers daily. What a beautiful angel.
December 21, 2012
My deepest sympathies and condolences to Grace's family.

May you always remember the happy times you shared with your beautiful little girl.
December 21, 2012
There is no way to truly express the grief in our hearts. We weep, openly and internally. May your healing be complete in the end. We did not personally know you, Chris but we believe our son Dean did. He also graduated from Barlow, class of 1981. God bless. Lynn & Hani Azzam
December 21, 2012
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
December 21, 2012
There are just no words.....just tears in the eyes.....unbelievable loss....unbelievable.....she will be waiting for you on the other side. May God be with you each and every second in this life until you see and hold her again. My God give you the strength to endure in this life until that time. We continue to pray for you all...... Richard & Wendy Savage Clarkston Michigan.
December 21, 2012
Grace looks so much like my own granddaughter, my heart aches for you. God Bless you
December 21, 2012
May the peace of God be with you and your family.
December 21, 2012
December 21, 2012
The McDonnell Family and the community of Newtown are in my thoughts and prayers. I have memories of Newtown because I spent part of my childhood there. I also share a love of the Vineyard because I live and work there. I learned that your family vacationed in Edgartown.I pray that you have your memories of the time you spent on the Vineyard.The community is a small one like Newtown and will welcome your family back to find peace. My prayers are with you.
December 21, 2012
So beautiful. Bless your little heart. You will forever be in my heart.
December 21, 2012
To the McDonnell family - So sorry for the loss of your precious child - You are in our prayers - May God be with you now and forever.
December 21, 2012
Thinking of you Chris and Linda! I hope time and healing will bring you peace. I am here in Whistler BC and the people here have been sending their thoughts and prayers as I have shared that I was from the area and knew some of the families there and my heart was broken to hear of this. I can send you prayers and snow angels. Your Grace is now an angel.
December 21, 2012
Prayers to you and your family. I would like to honor Grace by making a quilt with her artwork.
This, I hope will help in your
healing and you can wrap yourself up in it to always feel
close to her. RIP Little one.
My husband is a firefighter and I am a nurse. This touches
both of us deeply. My family
offers our condolences and
prayers. Please contact me If
you would like a memory quilt
for your precious little girl. A gift from my family to yours.
December 21, 2012
To the McDonnell family - my heart just aches for the indescribable loss you have suffered. My thoughts and prayers are with your family as you celebrate your beautiful girl Grace. I pray you will find peace and healing in the hands of God. God Bless you.
December 21, 2012
RIP sweet angel, may God be with your family. My thoughts and prayers are with all the families. God Bless!
December 21, 2012
Rest in Peace Grace, you are an Angel now.
December 21, 2012
Your name says it all. Rest in peace sweet angel.
December 21, 2012
December 21, 2012
I am so truly sorry for the loss of your beautiful Grace. May you find comfort in your memories of her, comfort no words can bring.
December 21, 2012
To the family of Grace McDonnell- we are so sorry for your loss. we will keep you in our thoughts & prayers during your time of need.Keep wearing those pink bows in paradise sweet pea. xoxoxoxo
December 21, 2012
I'm very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
December 21, 2012
Dear Chris, Lynn and Jack

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family and friends. May you find peace and strength in all the great memories you share.

Debbie and Jimmy Dykes
December 21, 2012
To the parents of Grace, Miles and Miles away I am praying for you. I'm so sorry for your loss.
December 21, 2012
December 21, 2012
My heart is breaking. I pray that your family can find the strength to make it through this horrific ordeal. May God keep your beautiful baby safe in his arms, until he can some day return her to yours. The nation cries with you. God bless you and all of the families.
December 21, 2012
Amazing Grace, your bright light will shine on forever.
December 21, 2012
My condolences to the family, my prayers are with you. God Bless.
December 21, 2012
Grace,
You are in my heart and I think of you and your friends daily. GOD gained some beautiful Angels.
December 21, 2012
Praying for you & all whose lives were touched by Grace.
For you & your family, I wish you healing, peace, & strength.
Joni S. from West Hartford
December 21, 2012
No words can express the sorrow i feel for your family what a beautiful girl. my thoughts and









Iwish to extend my deepest sympathy for the loss of your beautiful little grace.your in my thoughts and prayers.

DENISE L. CRANSTON RI
December 21, 2012
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
December 21, 2012
My thougths and prayers go out to all that knew this beautiful child. Cherish her memories and know she is safe and free from anymore harm.
December 21, 2012
Rest in Peace sweet baby.
December 21, 2012
May the peace of God be with you.
December 21, 2012
We in Rhode Island are as heartbroken as our neighbors in Connecticut. The world has lost a part of itself with your passing. We will never forget.
December 21, 2012
She is a absolute Angel. My family will keep you in mind this holiday season.....
December 21, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The first time I saw your daughter's picture on TV something has drawn me to her. Maybe it is her name, Grace. When I think of that name I think of the Grace that God gives to each one of us. It seems from all the news reports that truly your daughter represents the Grace of God in many ways. I pray daily for the families of this tragedy. I hope you are able to feel the prayers that are going up for you and your family. Your Grace was a beautiful child and I am sure she is going to be your Family's Guardian Angel. Teresa Gillette, Lynchburg, Va
December 21, 2012
REST IN PEACE YOU SWEET LITTLE ANGEL, MAY JESUS CHRIST BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FOREVER!
December 21, 2012
Grace Amazing . Peace !!
December 21, 2012
Dear parents and friends of Grace: I live in Glendale, CA. Tonight many people came together to hold a candlelit Memorial in nearby downtown Montrose for those who were taken in the Sandy Hook tragedy last week. We lit candles and spoke the names of all those whose lives were lost. I had Grace's name to announce in her memory; although I never knew her, it was with a heavy heart that I announced her name as she became "real" to me and no longer was just a "statistic". My deep grief surprised me but I know it's just a shadow of what those who loved and knew her are going through. I send you love and caring thoughts which I hope may help in some way to give you spiritual support and let you know Grace will always be remembered even by those who never met her.
December 21, 2012
My heart truly aches for you. As a mother myself I couldn't for a second imagine the devastation that has taken over your life. Please know that I think of each of you daily and you are in my prayers.May God help heal your broken heart,broken life and shattered dreams.
December 21, 2012
Grace you were such a beautiful little angel. Rest in peace sweetheart...
December 21, 2012
RIP!ANGEL MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOUR FAMILY. WE LOVE YOU ANGEL!!
December 21, 2012
Beautiful, God has Grace with him to help with all the other little ones! May God give all those peace by her memories!
December 21, 2012
A bright light gone out far too soon. RIP, little Gracie.
December 21, 2012
you know Grace i lost someone in my life that was special in my heart that i could never replace but i know that having someone like you with them makes me feel better that he is not alone.
December 21, 2012
May the angels be with you and look upon your family
December 21, 2012
I wish to extend to you, and your entire family, my deepest condolences on the loss of your daughter, Grace, and hope that you can find peace and comfort from the thoughts, prayers, and support of millions who share your grief, across this country and around the world.

Sleep in heavenly peace, Grace.
December 21, 2012
These words feel so insufficient but I want you to know that we as a community share your pain and grief. Thank you for sharing your beautiful daughter with us. God Bless
December 21, 2012
God Bless you little Grace. You could almost be a twin to my granddaughter, Leah. I'll never forget your face. My deepest sympathies to your family. I KNOW you are in the arms of Jesus.
December 21, 2012
Grace,your short life is so amazing. I will remember you and your peaceful ways along with that beautiful song each time I sing Amazing Grace at Church. There are not enough tears to cry or any words to say except the world grieves for you and sends much love to you and your family.
December 21, 2012
I am a grandma to two boys about the age of Grace, and my heart breaks for you. Prayers and peace go out to you.
December 21, 2012
May GOD Make You His Number 1 Angel GRACE GOD BLESS YOU
December 20, 2012
I am so very sorry for the unimaginable loss of your precious daughter. While watching your Interview with Anderson last night I was truly amazed by your Dignity and Grace. Sharing your story about your beautiful little angel Gracie was heartbreaking yet inspiring. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
May God Bless you and keep your family safe and strong.
December 20, 2012
My heart goes out to you as you cope with the loss of your precious daughter. May God give you the strength you need to face each day.
December 20, 2012
You do not know me, but like the rest of the country my heart has been breaking for you since this happened.Go rest in peace and watch over us.
December 20, 2012
God bless you Grace! You have been taken way to soon, a beautiful angel is now in heaven...
December 20, 2012
I love you
December 20, 2012
I love you
December 20, 2012
Forever in our prayers R.I.P. Grace
December 20, 2012
December 20, 2012
My name is Jennifer and I live in Danbury, CT. Beautiful Grace has made such an impact on our family. My little boy is a 1st grader at King Street Elementary and shares Grace's birthday. My husband is a police officer in Danbury and is carrying a picture of Grace in his hat to honor her memory and as a reminder of how precious life can be. You will forever be in our thoughts and prayers.
December 20, 2012
i am so so sorry your Daughter is so beautiful may god be with her and your family :(
December 20, 2012

Being a Board of Education member here in Lincoln Co. NC. I can't began to put into words nor express my heartfelt sorrow for your lost of such a beautiful child. along with all the other beautiful children and teachers whom were taking away to soon. For as humans we seek our answers from whom we ask our blessings of why did this have to happen. The only comfort I have to offer is the following May you grow stronger and the burdens you feel be turned to you faith.

Because of the Hope and Love we have In Jesus Christ
Do not lose heart or become discouraged as we have the Hope of Jesus Christ and eternal life to carry us through. Stay in the Bible and pray continually seeking the face of God and He will be with you. I pray these Bible verses fill your heart with hope from the truth of God's mighty word.
December 20, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss, my heart is with you all, may god be with you in your time of grief.
December 20, 2012
Grace- You are the Grace of God shed upon this suffering humankind. You are so special with your Love & Emotions & Special way of caring for your parents & others. God incarnated you in these end times to spread your Love & Joy. Rest in Peace, Our Sweet Angel - Love -Kal
December 20, 2012
GOD BLESS YOU AND GUIDE YOU THROUGH THIS.I M SURE GRACE WILL GUIDE YOU.BEAUTIFUL ANGEL
December 20, 2012
Rest in peace angel Grace..May God keep you and your family wrapped in his loving arms.
December 20, 2012
Rest in peace little angel, My sincere Condolences to the Mcdonnell family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
December 20, 2012
Grace, and her family are in my prayers. My heart was so broken to see such a beautiful girl taken so soon. I am the mother of two girls, and I can't imagine the loss. But, I know in my heart the lord answers prayers, when you find it difficult to move on.
December 20, 2012
Rest in peace you will never be forgotten little angel
December 20, 2012
My name is charles Biscieglia and I am the grandfather of two 6 year old grandchildren Brian and Gianna. Grace has made such an impact on me that I just can't stop praying to God that she is in heaven and making it a better place for all. Even though I have never met Grace I feel that I have known her as I know my own grandchildren. It is unthinkable for me to imagine life without Brian and Gianna. I will continue to pray for Grace and her parents and I know that she is with God and watching over them. God bless you and give you the strength to carry on in Grace's name.
December 20, 2012
I also have a little girl named Grace who has blonde hair and blue eyes, and I cannot imagine your heartache. I have committed to specifically praying for your family and remembering her name. May the Lord of all love comfort you in this time of loss.
December 20, 2012
So sorry for the tragic loss of your precious amazing Grace! May God bless you and all your family.
December 20, 2012
So sweet, so beautiful.. I am so sorry for your loss. Always and forever in my prayers.
December 20, 2012
You have a beautiful daughter. You have never met me, but please know, from the very bottom of my heart, how truly sorry I am for your loss. I pray for you and your family nightly. My heart aches for you all. God Bless.
December 20, 2012
"And David began to raise his voice and weep until there was in him no power to weep anymore...So, David took to strengthening himself by Jehovah his God."(1 Samuel 30:4,6) May the God of David continue to strengthen you all each day.
December 20, 2012
I was struck by Grace's beauty. Listening to your interview, you made the world love her. She's on the ocean now, painting and playing with her friends. Her Principal and the loving teachers are with her. God and Jesus will wrap her in their loving arms until you all meet again. Thank you for sharing Grace with all of us. The world will continue to pray for everyone in Newtown.
December 20, 2012
My condolences to all the loved ones who have been touched by young Grace. You have been taken much too soon. RIP little angel.
December 20, 2012
Our hearts ache for the pain you all are enduring. Please know you are not alone. In our thoughts & prayers.
December 20, 2012
Prayers for you and youre family,,,no words but only God can ease youre pain,,,Prayers from Butler,Ga
December 20, 2012
Beautiful little girl. My heart goes out to her in Heaven, and to her family...Laura
December 20, 2012
rest in peace my little angel
December 20, 2012
Our hearts are broken, little Grace , rest in peace under the wings of our lord.
December 20, 2012
To the McDonnell Family,

Although I do not know you or your beautiful daughter Grace, my heart breaks for your family, I can't even imagine what you must be going through but as a mother of three my heart is broken for you. I saw your interview on CNN and was inspired by your strength. Know that I will prayer for you and will never forget. May god bless you and your family during this difficult time.
December 20, 2012
I am so touched by Grace's picture, by her love and light. I am so deeply sorry for your loss, and I pray God will comfort and strengthen you.
December 20, 2012
To beautiful to be forgotten. Too young to be taken. Tears shed for children whom i have never met. I hurt for the family and will never forget any of these children. Bless the family, keep her spirit alive. My condolences to the family of this precious angel.
December 20, 2012
Your little girl is absolutely beautiful! I have a first grade little girl too. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
December 20, 2012
As a kindergarten teacher, from Stratford, CT, I have been touched with hearing interviews and reading about the beautiful children who attended Sandy Hook Elementary School. Your child, Grace, certainly would be a student I would have loved to have had in any of my classes throughout the years. She is a beautiful, little girl. I pray that you will stay close to your family and friends, and remember that Grace is always with you. I am sorry.
December 20, 2012
My wife, Pam, and I chose one child, one family to pray for since the tragedy. It is Grace and Christopher and Lynn and Jack. We are blessed with 11 grandchildren. Grace and your family will be remembered and prayed for every day, for a long time to come, just as we pray for our own family. My grandmother's maiden name was McDonald, she was from the Isle of Skye. Grace's name is an easy one for me to remember.
December 20, 2012
There are no words to even begin to tell you how deeply sorry I am for your loss. I think of you everyday. And you are in my prayers now and always.
December 20, 2012
God gained angels to heavens throne.
Sylacauga, AL.
December 20, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.She is a sweet little angel. R.I.P.Grace
December 20, 2012
Thanks for sharing your wonderful stories of Grace with us on AC360,you have left me with such a love for your Grace. My heart aches for all the families, but you made your story of Grace personal, and I know how my heart aches, I can,t even begin to imagine yours. It is with the peace she loved, that she now shares with our dear Jesus and all the other little angels with her.
December 20, 2012
God bless Grace and God bless and comfort the family in this time of sadness.
December 20, 2012
with our deepest sympathies God bless
December 20, 2012
My deepest condolences for your beautiful girl. This tragedy is unbelievable.
December 20, 2012
My thougts and prayers go out to u and ur whole family. I can't imagine what you are having to go through. May you find peace in our Lord...
December 20, 2012
I do not know your family, but I am so saddened by your loss. Please know how many people across this country are sending you their sympathy....Peace to all of you....
December 20, 2012

Our hearts bleed for you. Our deepest deepest sympathies for your loss. Know that you are in our prayers.
December 20, 2012
Your daughter was a beautiful light in this world. You handled this tragedy with such "Grace." Whenever I hear the song "Amazing Grace", I will always think of her. My deepest condolences.
December 20, 2012
I saw the CNN interview. You are inspiring. Be assured that you and your community are being prayed for in our town and around the world. Love will prevail.
God Bless
December 20, 2012
Very sorry for all the losses that tragic day. All the stories of these wonderful kids touched everyone in this country.
December 20, 2012

Our hearts bleed for you. Our deepest deepest sympathies for your loss.
December 20, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. Your daughter is so beautiful. My little girl is the same age and I can't imagine want you are going through and you are so strong - an example of God's love and strength. Peace to you, your family and your beautiful girl!
December 20, 2012
Our hearts are broken. Your amazing, beautiful little Grace will be forever in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. God Bless Grace.
December 20, 2012
Thank you for sharing your story and letting the world know just how special Grace is. May she forever live in your hearts. You are a true inspiration. God Bell.
December 20, 2012
God's GRACE
December 20, 2012
I was so touched by your message of your Grace with Anderson last night. Your love was simply glowing through both of your faces.
As an artist, Grace's work is amazing!!
We're all here on borrowed time; your Grace is leaving an indelible mark on all of us.
December 20, 2012
My wife and I are so sorry for your loss. Your story has touched us deeply. Thank you for your strength to do the interview with Anderson. Your words will live with me forever.
December 20, 2012
Your little Grace will truly be missed. My prayers are with you. Just want to add I too would be proud to have a picture of one of Grace's paintings. She really touched my heart.
December 20, 2012
There are no words! My heart is broken. Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of your beautiful, amazing Grace. Your family is in my prayers
December 20, 2012
Our sincerest condolences
December 20, 2012
Grace you are a pure love !
December 20, 2012
Dear McDonnell Family - We are sorry for the lost of your beautiful daughter Grace. Our hearts are broken for you and all of Newtown.
With Love and Prayers - The Pomazi Family of Redding
December 20, 2012
My sympathy goes to your family.May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
December 20, 2012
May your beautiful Amazing Grace continue to shine her light in Heaven among other angels.
December 20, 2012
December 20, 2012
I watched your interview with Anderson Cooper and marveled at the strength and love that you have in your hearts. Grace was indeed a special little girl and a very talented artist. Please consider sharing copies of her paintings with the world. I would proudly hang one in my home. May the love of your family and friends continue to give you strength
December 20, 2012
What a sweet beautiful little girl named Grace. My heart is heavy with grief. I know she brought a lot of joy to your family and I pray that your memories of her will give you comfort. You are all in my prayers
December 20, 2012
What a gorgeous little girl....after learning more about your Gracie Girl all that comes to my mind is AMAZING GRACE...how sweet the sound of her voice, giggles and laughter. She is your stunningly beautiful Guardian Angel ^i^ her eyes like the bluest of skies, her hair golden like the sun. A prodigy artist. You are her voice now and she will be right there beside you everyday listening. You may not see her but you WILL FEEL her presence. You are two very loving, caring parents whose pride in their daughter was very clear in your interview with Anderson Cooper. Her young life ended to soon yet comfort in knowing Grace was in her happy place with her friends. Although you may feel, weak, tired and empty right now; you are two very strong people...it is no wonder Grace was such a wonderful young lady. May God's angels wrap their wings around you all and hold you tight to help carry you and your family through this difficult time. No doubt Grace's light will shine brightly in Heaven. I bet she is sitting in front of an easel right now painting more pictures.
Thoughts and Prayers for Peace.
December 20, 2012
She has the face of a angel. RIP Grace. Prayers to her family and friends.
December 20, 2012
Our hearts are absolutely breaking. You are truly an angel whose smile will always be remembered. Watch over us, Grace.
December 20, 2012
Our thoughts an prayers are with you all in the loss of your beautiful, sweet little angel! May God bless all of you!

Yurasits family
December 20, 2012
May God Bless you all during this time when hearts are so heavy.. Your little Angel Grace has forever touched my heart and your words of incredible FAITH will see you through a moment at a time...I will always think of Grace's PEACE and I love you on the window....Peace
December 20, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the family! Rest in peace Grace!
December 20, 2012
Your daughter's face is that of an Angel. It will remain etched in my heart forever. Please know that we all are mourning with your family.
December 20, 2012
May your beautiful girl watch over you and please know that the world aches with the saddness of this tragedy. She is beautiful and may her Memories give you strenght. This is so difficult to put in words how our hearts ache for you and your family and community. You have touched every corner of the globe and we will be thinking and praying of you and your precious Grace for always.
Love and hugs from Canada
December 20, 2012
I saw your interview on CNN and was just amazed at your sense of peace. You had no hatred or anger toward the person who took your daughter. You both showed an incredible amount of strength which can only come from God. I will continue to pray for Grace and your family.
December 20, 2012
RIP sweet angel
December 20, 2012
Sweet beautiful angel. May you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
December 20, 2012
My heart breaks for the loss of your beautiful little Grace. May she rest in peace.
December 20, 2012
Rest in peace little angel. my thoughts and prayers are with you. I never met Grace or her family but when I saw her photo I knew she was special. Every time I look to the heavens there is a bright and colorful star.
December 20, 2012
Grace is such an appropriate name for you,sweet baby girl.!! May you soar with the Angels and do all the things you wanted to,while you were here with us.I know you are watching over your family and playing with your friends.R.i.p. sweet baby girl!!We will never forget you.
December 20, 2012
RIP BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL. FLY WITH THE ANGELS. PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY

MARIE GRIEGO (NM)
December 20, 2012
God Bless your family as you go through this. So Sorry!
~Hassie, Alabama
December 20, 2012
Please accept my deepest condolences. How fortunate you are to have had this beautiful child in your lives. Grace and your family will be in my prayers. May you find peace.
December 20, 2012
No words to express my deepest sympathy. My thoughts are with you, Lynn, Jack and your entire family.
December 20, 2012
Beautiful little girl.
December 20, 2012
Paint with the other angels in Heaven, little Grace. Explore some beautiful beaches there.
December 20, 2012
Rest in peace beautiful grace my thoughts and prayers to your family
December 20, 2012
I HAVE A 7 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER I WOULDENT NO WHAT TO DO IF SPMTHIN HAPPEN TO HER IM SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOSS MAY GOD BE WITH U ALL U ALL R IN MY PRAYERS AMEN
December 20, 2012
While we pray for all the victims' families, my family has decided to focus on one person and pray for that family for an extended period of time. I have chosen Grace, not knowing anything about her at first except that she was 7, like my precious granddaughter, Isabelle. After learning more about your Gracie girl and seeing you in the CNN interview, I am extremely honored to be praying for your family. Please know I won't forget about you when the cameras are gone and you struggle to find a new normal. I will be praying for strength, comfort, courage and peace for each of you. God bless.
December 20, 2012
Dear Chris, Lynn, and Jack, Your little angel is now in heaven, spreading love and inspiration to everyone she meets. Painting the heavens with bright beautiful colors.
December 20, 2012
Lil Angel.......may you rest in peace
December 20, 2012
So sorry
December 20, 2012
Thank you for sharing the life of your beautiful daughter on AC360.
I taught elementary school for 35 years, it would have a pleasure to have had Grace in my classroom.
May God give you his peace and hope in the coming days.
December 20, 2012
RIP.
December 20, 2012
my mom is in heaven lynn, be assured she will take care of your angel..Heather Csorba
December 20, 2012
I'm so sorry you lost your little angel.
December 20, 2012
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
December 20, 2012
I am so sorry about the loss of your absolutely beautiful daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Grace. I was so impressed with your strength when talking about your little angel. May Grace help you carry that strength in the years ahead until you are all reunited again. God Bless you all
December 20, 2012
RIP sweet little girl. Love and strength to the McDonnell family. With love...
December 20, 2012
Words can never express the heartfelt sorrow we as a community and a nation feel for you and your loss, You are an amazing family, As I watched the interview , you were so proud of Grace as parents and she knew that and took woth her the love felt here on earth for her short 6 years. May you find peace in one another and hold tightly to all the cherished memories.. Your baby is safe and with those she went with..
December 20, 2012
My heart breaks for your loss...
December 20, 2012
My heart is broken for all of you...There is a now a huge hole in my heart, but I will fill it with the words and images of your dear, departed daughter, her classmates, teachers and administrators of Sandy Hook Elementary School. My thoughts and prayers have been only of all of you since that tragic, tragic day.
December 20, 2012
We are grieving with you all.
May God give you strength.
December 20, 2012
Dear McDonnell Family,
Please accept our deep condolences for your loss. Grace was a special child who was loved by many. Grace and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and will live forever in the hearts of people all over the world. With deepest sympathy, The Gleissner Family
December 20, 2012
My heart goes out to you and your family , and prayers are with you for the loss of your beautiful daughter Grace.She is truly an Angel.
December 20, 2012
I saw your interview on CNN and I am in awe of you both. Your spirit just lifts me and I know that your daughter is amazing if anything like her parents. I hope that time heals your family
December 20, 2012
Beloved Family,

May precious memories always linger....

Lovingly,

Riley and Cerise Johnson
December 20, 2012
My Grandfather was Stephan Mcdonnell. I feel for you loss of Grace. I believe that somewhere her name was chosen, because she was full of grace. She must have lived her life full of peace and love.
December 20, 2012
Our prayers are with you in this time of such great sorrow. You are such a beautiful little girl. May you rest in peace.
December 20, 2012
Deepest heartfelt sympathy to the McDonnell Family
December 20, 2012
Mr. & Mrs. McDonnell, We live in Pawleys Island, SC. We watched you with Anderson Cooper last night. You have such a sweet spirit and are such an inspiration. I'm sure Grace is looking down on you with a smile. Don't be surprised, if one day you look up and see a cloud in the shape of a peace sign. In our thoughts and prayers.
Judy and Tony Jacobucci
December 20, 2012
May God grant you the peace that surpasses all understanding!!! What a beautiful little girl!!!...our prayers are with you...

Jack and Kathy in Kingston, TN
December 20, 2012
What a beautiful daughter, Grace...she truly looks like an angel. I loved hearing that you personalized her resting place with sharpie pens...artwork and sayings for her...what strength that must have given your family. My prayers are with you both and her sweet brother, Jack.
December 20, 2012
Even only 7 years on earth, you life have shined all over and will continue so.
May you rest in peace with the Lord. Thre is no pain, tears and suffering. We will remembers you always.
December 20, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and keep you during this terrible time.
December 20, 2012
There are no words for your loss - My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family...
December 20, 2012
I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful child. God Bless you all.
December 20, 2012
December 20, 2012
May Your LITTLE ANGEL REST IN PEACE and may God give you the strength to get through this most difficult time
December 20, 2012
Such a beautiful little angel. My deepest condolences goes out the family & friends of this beautiful angel. My prayers are with you all. RIP Grace. God bless. Love, Bernadette
December 20, 2012
MY HEART ACHE FOR YOUR FAMILY. SHE WAS A BEAUIFUL LITTLE ANGEL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND GIVE COMFORT.
December 20, 2012
To family and friends of Grace,

Anguished Hearts Don't Despair

A parent's worst nightmare
became your reality this day.
Feelings of unimaginable despair;
so many unanswered questions …

Why my child?
Did God need another angel?
If so, how unloving it would be of him
to take our cherished one, our joy!

So many unfulfilled dreams,
plans for the future; tomorrows gone.
Lives changed forever by the loss
of one so dear, so tender, so young.

Death leaves such emptiness of heart,
regrets of not giving that last hug;
feeling the warmth and tenderness of a kiss;
saying: “I love you” just one more time!

Have hope! He has promised an end to such sadness.
He hears the prayers of the brokenhearted one.
He will actually swallow up death forever,
And He will certainly wipe the tears from all faces!

Memories cherished and faith in a better future,
Will help one cope with the pain of today.
A promised paradise when all will be reunited
with dear, loved ones. Life without end at last!
Author: Kathleen Hawkins©2012
December 20, 2012
F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote this to his friends,the Murphy's on the death of their child..."Who was it said that it was astounding how deepest griefs can change in time to a sort of joy? The golden bowl is broken indeed but it WAS golden: nothing can ever take Grace away from you now".
December 20, 2012
As beautiful as Grace was on earth she will be twice as beautiful in heaven. I hope & pray for some comfort and that peace & light return to your family soon.
December 20, 2012
We are very sorry for the loss of your beautiful and precious daughter, Grace. She lives forever on in your hearts.
December 20, 2012
lynn, I am so sorry to hear about your beautiful daughter. please know I am praying for you and your family . my email is rlha96@aol.com love, Heather Csorba
December 20, 2012
It's with a heavy heart that i send my deepest sympathy for your family. May God bless you and give you the strength to go on. Your little Gracie is truly a little beautiful angel. Peace!!!
December 20, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Sorry for your loss
December 20, 2012
God bless you and hold you ~
December 20, 2012
God bless you and hold you ~
December 20, 2012
Please know that the whole nation is grieving with you at this difficult time. A big part of our heart was ripped from us. Our prayers are with you always as you try to cope with this useless act. MAY GOD WATCH OVER YOU AND BLESS YOU.
December 20, 2012
May God give you his peace and blessings now and always. prayers to all.
December 20, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss,our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Heaven holds a place for angel Grace.
December 20, 2012
God blessed you with Grace as we are blessed by your strength in the eye of this storm.
December 20, 2012
Beautiful Angel-Rest in Peace.
December 20, 2012
rip
December 20, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 20, 2012
Rest in Peace little Gracie.
You know she will always be with you in your heart. She is your guardian angel now. Take comfort in the fact that she was loved by a good family.
December 20, 2012
So Sorry for your loss. The Belenchia's West Haven Ct,
December 20, 2012
Grace,
I light this candle for you. Keeping your family in prayer.You will forever be in our hearts.
December 20, 2012
Such an amazingly beautiful child that was taken much too soon.God bless her and your entire family.
December 20, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and may God bless you!
December 20, 2012
rest in piece little angel

marc,from canada
December 20, 2012
I just want to say that I believe that love doesn't die, the love you shared will ALWAYS be there with all, I am so so sorry.
December 20, 2012
My family wants you to know we realize 'kind words' cannot begin to touch your sorrow and loss of your daughter...May comfort of family & friends give you strength. We pray for your broken hearts...know your
Grace will not be forgotten!
December 20, 2012

My family wants you to know we realize 'kind words' cannot begin to touch your sorrow and loss of your daughter...May comfort of family & friends give you strength. We pray for your broken hearts...know your
Grace will not be forgotten!
December 20, 2012
With deepest sympathy and prayers to the family - my heart breaks for you.
December 20, 2012
Heavenly Angel
We're keeping your family in prayer.
December 20, 2012
December 20, 2012
Rest in Peace Little Angel as we keep your family in our thoughts & prayers.
December 20, 2012
As fellow parents, we are heartbroken over the loss of your precious baby. Words cannot express how very sorry we are. May the memory of Grace's beautiful spirit bring you some comfort.
December 20, 2012
No words just many tears you will be in my prayers everyday
December 20, 2012
My heart is breaking for all of you.. No words can help.. Just know people here in West Tenn. are grieving with you. Our thoughts and prayers be with you... God Bless.
December 20, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with all of the families who are grieving the loss of their dear little children. There are no words. God Bless.
December 20, 2012
My condolences to the family... what a beautiful soul. RIP
December 20, 2012
I am so sorry for the loss of your precious daughter. Praying that in this time trust will be clear to you as you grieve.
December 20, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your sweet little girl, Grace. Our hearts ache for you. May God give you the strength and courage to get through this and may He give you a Peace that surpasses all understanding. God Bless you and God Bless Newtown.
December 20, 2012
"Footprints in the sand"
My prayers are with the family.
kathy
December 20, 2012
Little beautiful angel.God be with you. My deepest sorrow goes out to the family. An angel will be looking after her..
December 20, 2012
So so sorry for your loss of your adorable little girl. Another angel in heaven tonight xxxx
December 19, 2012
My heart breaks for the entire McDonnell family. Know of our love and prayers in this time of sorrow.
December 19, 2012
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful child Grace. I hope and pray that you find comfort in knowing that the mutual love you share with Grace is eternal...it is something that can never be taken from you. May God bless you all!
December 19, 2012
God bless and watch over the parents, brother, extended family and friends of the beautiful little girl and angel. We will always keep the little children in our thoughts and prayers.
December 19, 2012
Rest in Peace little Angel.
December 19, 2012
The bond you share with Grace as a family, although temporarily physically disrupted, is spiritually ever-present and powerfully sustaining..... Blest be the tie that binds.....
December 19, 2012
We are so very sorry for the loss of your precious daughter. May you feel the presence of the Holy Spirit comforting your hearts.
Angie & Mickey McKnight
December 19, 2012
McDonnell family, thank you for sharing your precious Grace with those of us not in your community. You are truly special people just as Grace is, and she surely will live on through your hearts. With all our Philadelphia love.
December 19, 2012
Our hearts are broken. May you find strength in the days to come and support in the years to follow.
December 19, 2012
December 19, 2012
May God bless you and your memories of your beautiful Grace Audrey. My heart and prayers are with you.
December 19, 2012
My heart cries for all of you. A beautiful child gone from our eyes but not from our hearts. My 8 year old son saw this picture and said she looks like a real Angel and now she is one. God Bless all of you.

Karen Black Prescott Valley AZ
December 19, 2012
Beautiful angel, my god cradle you in his arms.
December 19, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God give you the strength and comfort.
December 19, 2012
I am so sorry for the loss of your gorgeous angel. Please know that we are all grieving with you.
December 19, 2012
Everyone can see that Grace was the light of your life! What incredible parents you are. God's purpose for you is to show the world YOUR grace and faith. Amazing. God Bless you.
December 19, 2012
I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you and keep you.
December 19, 2012
I've been a first grade teacher for 36 years. I look into her eyes and see so many of my first graders that I've had over the years. Her smile will be with me forever.
December 19, 2012
December 19, 2012
Chris and Lynn, this past Sunday our pastor asked each of us to specifically pray for someone impacted by this tragedy. When I saw the Grace's name I knew it was your family that I was to pray for (we have a daughter Grace). I have been praying for you continuously since Sunday. May you be comforted by God and you sense His presence in this most difficult time. I will continue to lift you up
December 19, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
December 19, 2012
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
December 19, 2012
December 19, 2012
To Lynn and family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful little girl. Though its been years since our days together at North Country School, your daughter's grin reminds me so much of your own from those days. I am praying for your family and sending love from your friends here in Stony Brook. Heaven has received another blessed angel.
December 19, 2012
Rest In Peace Sweet Angel
December 19, 2012
Beautiful, beautiful girl may you rest in peace.
December 19, 2012
My heart aches for your family's loss. I pray you will find strength in the difficult days ahead and take solace in knowing Grace is with our Heavenly Father where she is able to watch over you all always. Thank you for sharing her with us through Anderson.
December 19, 2012
SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS !!!!!!
December 19, 2012
For my Little Adopted Angel.
She is now with our Almighty Father. Peace to you Little Angel.
December 19, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 19, 2012
My deepest sympathy and prayers to your family. Grace's loss will not be in vain- this country will enact laws to ensure this tragedy never happens again. May Grace's little soul rest in peace.
December 19, 2012
Another beautiful angel! Be safe with God! God bless all affected!!
December 19, 2012
Precious little blue eye Angel.Sending lots of hugs with never ending thoughts and prayers.May her beautiful soul rest in peace.
December 19, 2012
Chris and family, so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl in this tragedy. Wishing you much strength and love. We are praying for All of you. Mitch & Amy (Bryant) JBHS 81
December 19, 2012
Dear Lynn and Chris,
As Grace arrived in paradise in a twinkle of an eye, I know someone who was there to meet her...... Your very good friend and my step dad "Jack".....
As they embrace, I bet he whispers " My hockey team is better than your moms" -:)-:). I'm bet they will go back and forth with this debate for eternity !!!
May God bless you Lynn and your family!!! God will give you the strength to carry on day in and day out!!!! Lynn, you have inspired and given strength to so many people from around the world. You will never know just how much you are changing other people's lives -:)
I hope you have a chance to see this note some how.... God Bless you !!!!!
Kevin
December 19, 2012
To Grace's Mum and Dad, brother, and devoted grandmas, May God bless you and comfort you. May your beautiful child (sister/ granddaughter) rest in heaven with her little friends. Grace looks so much like the adorable little girl who played with our 3 year old daughter while on holiday in Orlando end Oct/ early Nov 12. The little girl was with her grandmother who was utterly devoted to her. She mentioned an older brother back home; we believe in Newtown. Maybe this is all a coincidence. Either way the striking resemblance of your beautiful daughter and the little girl we met causes us immense pain. We pray that your daughter will rest in peace. We pray also that your family will continue to be strong for each other and that you find peace in your hearts. We are utterly heartbroken to hear what has happened. With all our love, from the Murphy family,
December 19, 2012
May memories of your precious daughter continue to light your life and provide you comfort. My sincerest thoughts and prayers to your family and to Grace's friends.
December 19, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God give you strength and comfort. My deepest sympathy.
December 19, 2012
Beautiful child of God, A precious gift from up above being called home way too soon. I pray for the family to find peace and love but most of all comfort in knowing God choose them to be her loving family!! You all are in my prayers today and everyday.
December 19, 2012
God has one of the prettiest Angels ever in Grace. A beautiful child. I am sure she is in Jesus'loving arms. RIP and my prayers to the family
December 19, 2012
God Bless your family, as he holds your daughter close.
December 19, 2012
R.I.P. Grace, May your loving family find comfort knowing that your in god hands. You were a TRUE LITTLE ANGEL.
December 19, 2012
We are So sorry for the loss of your beautiful little girl. Know that prayers and love are sent to your family from ours.
December 19, 2012
My heart is breaking for Grace (my grandmothers name) and your family. Lots of warm hugs to you. I love nantucket and marthas vineyard.
December 19, 2012
Precious Grace, rest in peace, May the McDonnell family know we are keeping you close in our hearts and prayers.
December 19, 2012
Precious girl ~ your art and your heart will live on ...

Sharon in San Antonio, TX
December 19, 2012
"Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult and very tragic time.May your beautiful memories of Grace give you comfort now and in the days to come."
December 19, 2012
What an angel, what a beauty. Her gentle soul, kind spirit and loving heart shines brightly. My heart is broken for your heartbreak but i know that your bright star will continue to shine upon you and give you comfort forever. God bless your family and may Grace continue to soar and fly among the angels.
December 19, 2012
So sorry for the loss of your beautiful little girl. Know that prayers and love are sent to your family from ours.
December 19, 2012
Rest in Peace.Our deepest sympathy.The Christiani family has Grace and all the chidren and teachers in our thoughts and prayers.
December 19, 2012
Precious angel rest in peace. May God bring your family comfort and peace knowing you are watching over them.
December 19, 2012
yOU ARE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE LADY. hEAVEN IS A BRIGHTER PLACE WITH YOU THERE TO PAINT THOSE WONDERFUL PICTURES. MY SYMPATHY TO THE MCDONNEL FAMILY FOR THE LOSS OF THIS BELOVED CHILD.
December 19, 2012
Oh my gosh those beautiful blue eyes just pull you in. She is a lovely girl and you are amazing parents to share with us at this time of sorrow just a little view of what she was like. An angel in heaven never to be forgotten.
December 19, 2012
I am so sorry for your pain and the loss of your beautiful Grace. There are no words to express my sympathy towards your family. My prayers are with you as you go through this sorrow. My deepest sympathy,
December 19, 2012
Our future Picasso's life was taken away from us to early. My heart is broken.
Sea Shells and hugs
December 19, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss.
December 19, 2012
You are now with God May you rest in Peace.
December 19, 2012
rest now little one....
December 19, 2012
My prayers, thoughts & profound sympathy to the parents, brother, grandparents, extended family & friends of Grace. Her profile on CNN last night brought many tears & underscored the reality of the loss of your lovely, talented child. Heaven surely has welcomed a beautiful, new, little angel for Christmas. Peace be with you & peace be with our town. I will think of your daughter whenever I hear the hymn "Amazing Grace."
December 19, 2012
Hi Grace, my nieces are your age. I know how innocent and precious you and they are. You will always be a child of god. I know if I met you I would have hugged you. I hug you now knowing you are safe in heaven.
December 19, 2012
RIP lil Grace, may your BEAUTIFUL smile shine forever.
December 19, 2012
your a very beutiful little angel you will truely be missed but we know that your in heaven with god where no one can harm you
December 19, 2012
You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am deeply sorry for your loss.
December 19, 2012
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Rest In Peace Little Angel.
December 19, 2012
I admire your strength to share about your beautiful daughter in the interview so the world gets a glimpse at how special she was. God loves all little children and He will take care of Grace until you meet again. Just as she is smiling with her pink bow in the picture, she is smiling down from heaven.
December 19, 2012
I watched your graceful interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper last night. Your faith, strength, and calm truly amazed me. I should say that I was deeply touched by your remarks about your beautiful Angel.
Please accept my deepest sympathy.
And to Grace, rest in peace little angel.
December 19, 2012
So sorry for the loss of your Grace. Please know that we share in your sorrow and pray for your family. What a beautiful angel she is.
December 19, 2012
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. As a mother myself, I cannot imagine what you are feeling right now. Praying for comfort and peace for your family at this time. With greatest sympathy.
December 19, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss of Grace. Such a sweet, beautiful child. You all will be remembered in our prayers.
December 19, 2012
Rest in Peace Miss Gracie!! We will never forget you Sweet Angel!! <3
December 19, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The prayers of a nation are with you.
December 19, 2012
My Prayers with the Family.
JWhite (Bloomfield, NM)
December 19, 2012
I remember seeing your picture on the news and wondering whose parents you were. I remember seeing Grace's pictures after and how sweet she looked. I was definitely connected to your family when I saw on CNN that she is your child. Takes amazing people like you guys to be so strong, loving and positive at this awful time. Your family, especially Grace, are blessed and elevated souls. God needs her up there with him, looking over her amazing family. Be strong! Your family will be in my prayers forever.
December 19, 2012
When you see a rainbow you will know Grace painted it across the sky - I will pray for your family continually, especially on Grace's birthday.
December 19, 2012
So sorry for loss GRACE.may our heavenly father bring your family comfort.GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
December 19, 2012
I watched your graceful interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper last night. Your faith, strength, and calm truly amazed me. I should say that I was deeply touched by your remarks about your beautiful Angel.
Please accept my deepest sympathy.
And to Grace, rest in peace little angel.
Pejman
December 19, 2012
my heart just aches for the loss you have been dealt with. grace will never be forgotten, and i feel such a connection with her. i too love art and peace and will be painting my owls and hearts inspired by your beautiful spirited girl. i pray you always have the peace she loved in your hearts. Grace's art is beautiful, perhaps at some point to be shared with the world. i would be blessed to have her endearing art displayed with love in my home.
December 19, 2012
I am so sorry for your pain and the loss of your beautiful angel. there are no words to express my sympathy towards you. my prayers are with you as you go through this sorrow. my deepest sympathy,
December 19, 2012
Rest in peace, precious angel...may your family be comforted through your memory and through your beautiful spirit. My deepest condolences to the family...to the parents, you can hold your head up high in knowing what great parents you are because she taught you for 7 years how to be the parents that you are today. Prayers and thoughts are with you and my heart is broken, as I have a son who is only a month older than Grace so this has really hurt my heart.
December 19, 2012
Grace,
A beautiful bundle of joy and now with all the other special angels,she will light up the heavenly bundles. Such beautiful blue eyes.
My heart goes out to you and prayers by thousands and thousands and more.
May Grace's memories last forever!
December 19, 2012
I was so touched and so amazed by the wonderful strength of character of Grace's parents. May her caring spirit guide them on their journey forward until they meet again.
December 19, 2012
Please count us amoung all those whose hearts are heavy for you at this time. May the love of friends and family give you comfort and the love of God bring you peace.
Jean,Jennifer,Debbie,Don,Joe,Paige,Victoria,Julia,Luke
Pittsburgh, Pa
December 19, 2012
What a beautiful young lady. Thank you for sharing and celebrating her life. I pray for God to be with you and you will feel his peace as well as the country's arms around you.
Lori Cahill, Lexington, KY
December 19, 2012
no words can express how the world feels god be with you
December 19, 2012
I dont know your family but my heart is heavy and your family is in my prayers I am truely sorry for your loss.. Your family is in my heart and prayers may God bring you peace and R.I.P lil Angel and again I am so sorry for your loss
December 19, 2012
I heard your interview last night and you have given me strength to go on. What wonderful parents you are. Grace is beautiful and I will always remember her. May the Lord give you His strength and wisdom to continue to walk through life. Our hearts are with you..
December 19, 2012
December 19, 2012
Heaven will be alive with your paintings Grace! I'm sure you will paint the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets! Prayers for your family's heartache!
December 19, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to your family and all of those who are suffering at this time. We watched the segment on Anderson Cooper last night. Your Grace is a beautiful little girl and now an angel. May our Lord continue to wrap His arms around you all each and every day.
December 19, 2012
Thank you for telling us about the amazing spirit of your daughter, Grace, and for sharing with us stories of your amazing daughter, as well as your own grace-filled spirit. Your words made an indelible impression that have burned their impression on our hearts in ways that I will never forget. Your daughter's positive spirit, and the amazing power of your own compassion and love, will be felt far beyond thoseyour circle of family and friends, thanks to your interview and the strength of your own love and relationship. Be assured of our continuing prayers.
December 19, 2012
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." John 14:27
December 19, 2012
God Bless your beautiful angel, you will all be in my thoughts and prayers...forever.
December 19, 2012
RIP such a beautiful girl.We will all miss you and love you.May God be with you all.
December 19, 2012
God bless you Grace .our deepest sympathy to the McDonnell family
December 19, 2012
Thank you so much for sharing your memories of Grace. You have no idea what an example of peace,and yes,Grace you have given to the world. My prayers will be with you now and in the days and weeks to come.
December 19, 2012
Rip angel you will be remembered. you shine bright. may god be with you and your family. xoxo
December 19, 2012
Your family is in our prayers. Please know our loving thoughts embrace you. RIP angel.
December 19, 2012
I pray that somehow your family can find peace through this tragedy. God bless all of you. You are continually in my thoughts and prayers.
December 19, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you on the loss of your precious angel. Words cannot express the sorrow we feel. Our whole country and people around the world are sharing in your grief. In some small way we hope you know that so many care and are thinking of you. May beautiful memories of Grace help to get you through your most difficult days. May you rest in peace dear Grace.
December 19, 2012
altho i never knew this beautiful litle girl her blue eyes and smile have touched my heart it hurts for the mcdonnell family may god bless you and help ease your pain she is a beauty and will forever be remembered
sinceley kane family port richey fla
December 19, 2012
December 19, 2012
To the Family of Grace Audrey McDonnell. I am the father of 2 young girls both about the age of Grace. My youngest, whose middle name is Grace, insists that she be called by her middle name in honor of your Grace. Please know that Grace is still in class with her friends and teachers and is doing as well as you'd expect. She is home - in Heaven - where there is no pain, no sorrow, and no darkness. May the Lord God protect you and may the Holy Mother shine her light into your hearts in the days, months and years ahead. You will be reunited.
December 19, 2012
May you find strength to help heal your broken heart. I am praying for you. So terribly sorry for the loss of your sweet Grace.
December 19, 2012
Amazing Grace! A talented and beautiful sweet child taken far too soon from her family and friends. My heart breaks but I know you are in a safe and peaceful place now. Your artwork touched my heart. I would love to have one of your paintings hanging in my home.
December 19, 2012
To The Mcdonnell Family,we here in Orlando are so sorry for your loss. Your daughter was absolutely gorgeous, may you find peace knowing that she is with god and her friends in heaven, our thoughts and prayers are with you and i know Grace will never be forgotten . The Minor Family In Orlando, Florida
December 19, 2012
May the Lord bless you and give you strength in the days to come. My heart as well as my 7 year old sons breaks for your loss. Rest in peace sweet girl.
December 19, 2012
My deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful angel. My heart breaks for all of you.
December 19, 2012
MI AM SO DEEPLY SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL PRECIOUS LITTLE GRACE. MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND ALL THE FAMILIES WHO LOST LOVED ONES.MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.GRACE WAS AN ANGEL AND NOW SHE IS WITH ALL THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN.REST IN PEACE LITTLE ANGEL.
December 19, 2012
The family,

Although I am many miles, I still feel your pain.....you are in my prayers at this difficult time.
December 19, 2012
Dear Grace, Rest In Peace! Things like this should not happen. Your family - your mom and dad have inspired many by telling your wonderful story and showing people how to move on without hate and rather be able to celebrate your life and your beautiful spirit. Your memory will live on and I hope that many good and great deeds are done in your name and memory. Rest In Peace
December 19, 2012
Such a beautiful child! May peace fall over your family for the rest of your days. - Tina, Bella, Nikki, and Analise
December 19, 2012
I am so sorry for the loss of your precious daughter. May God Bless You.
December 19, 2012
May you find peace and comfort to know that God wanted Grace by his side. Your story touched me profoundly and you both are very proud parents of such an angel. I know she will be missed by you and your family; she will be missed in this world. I have never met Grace but smile alone brought tranquility into my world and in the mist of all this pain you were able to talk about Grace with so much love, compassion and enthusiasm. I am sure she was honored to have such wonderful parents as you are. I am truly sorry for your loss and there are no words to describe how deeply sadden I am. May God bless you and your family in this horrible time!
December 19, 2012
I am so sorry for the loss of your precious little girl. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
December 19, 2012
my thought's and prayer's are with you and your family, may grace rest in peace. i am so sorry for your lose.
December 19, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers our with your family at this time of your sorrow. Her pictures show a beautiful little angel and she will be with you forever.
December 19, 2012
You are now angel. Peace be with you Grace. Mary Ann
December 19, 2012
I am deeply sorrow for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
December 19, 2012
Dear Grace,
You touched our world in so many special ways. We are ALL better for the short time you spent with us. You may not be physically here, but yet you are here is so many ways. You left your mom and dad and brother with many memories of happier times, and I hope these remembrances comfort them always.

You were a very talented young lady-your art is truly amazing, and I hope that some day, your parents, who are so proud of you, will consider sharing your paintings with us. I know I would buy one!! I love that you put a heart inside the owl. And that one of your favorite symbols is the Peace sign. Love and peace are two of the best gifts we can share with others.

When I look to the sky tonight here in Oregon, I will look for the brightest stars, which I know will be you and your many friends shining down on us.

Nurse Teri in Tualatin, Oregon
December 19, 2012
My tears are with you.
December 19, 2012
Dear MCDONNELL FAMILY!! I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughs and prayers
December 19, 2012
God Bless you Grace. May your light shine down upon your family and friends and heal them. In God's name, Amen! Kathi-Belton, TX
December 19, 2012
Our hearts are broken over the loss of your lil angel. Our deepest sympathy and thoughts are with you. May God bless your family and wrap his loving arms around you in this time of need and continue too. God bless you all.
December 19, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your sweet Grace. May she rest in peace.
December 19, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of need. God bless each one of you during this time. Cafeteria staff.
December 19, 2012
Rest in Peace Sweet Grace. Your family and community will forever remain in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. With our deepest sympathy and love.
December 19, 2012
We reach out to you in your time of great sadness, which is overwhelming. I would love to have known Grace. May God comfort you and help you heal.
December 19, 2012
grace i didnt know you and now i do.. your paintings will live on forever and ever...god bless you my beautiful angel!!!
December 19, 2012
RIP Sweet Beautiful Angel! We will remember you Grace!
December 19, 2012
I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful sweet Grace. As a mother of a 7 year old daughter my heart is broken. You are not alone in your grief I am grieving with you. My family and I are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Hope our love and prayers can provide you with some comfort and peace. RIP Sweet Beautiful Angel, Grace. We will remember you Grace!
December 19, 2012
Bless you Angel in the heavens painting beautiful pictures for all to see!
December 19, 2012
"Perhaps they are not stars,
but rather openings in heaven
where the love of our lost ones
pours through and shines down upon us
to let us know they're happy."

My prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Grace. May you find peace in your hearts from the memories you cherish. ?
December 19, 2012
There are no words to tell you how sorry I am for the loss of your beautiful Grace. She was truly an angel. I saw the Anderson Cooper spot last night and her artwork is just beautiful. One thought I had was to suggest that someday, when you can bear to, would you ever consider publishing her artwork? I would love to see it in a book.
December 19, 2012
My Prayers are for you Beautiful Little Angel and all of your Family. May you be resting in the arms of God.
December 19, 2012
My sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Grace My heart breaks for your loss. I hope you find comfort that all of CT is praying for Grace and her family.
December 19, 2012
Your a beautiful Innocent Angel....RIP. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you. The world will never be the same....
December 19, 2012
Our hearts break for you and your family. May the loving memory of your baby Grace live on...
December 19, 2012
I am so sorry about your beautiful Grace. A world is mourning your tragic loss. Rest in Peace, Grace. Prayers abound.
December 19, 2012
god bless youa and your family grace is a beautiful girl and i would like to think she is heaven painting this was a terrible loss our prayers are with you
the gonzalez family
December 19, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and keep you during this terrible time.
December 19, 2012
God bless Grace. My heart goes out to the family. America and the rest of the World are with you during this difficult time. Keep your heads up.
December 19, 2012
I know she is now being held by Jesus and is the arms of Our Lord. She is at peace, I pray now for peace for the family. Such a beautiful little girl, she looks like her eyes shone bright and she was pure inside and out!
December 19, 2012
Rest in peace little angel.
December 19, 2012
Rest in peace, beautiful child, in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father where you you will safe. Mt thoughts, prayersn and tears are with your loving parents during these difficult days,
December 19, 2012
Please know millions are praying for your family. Grace will always be remembered as that sweet amazing girl.
December 19, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of sorrow.
May God watch over you all.
December 19, 2012
December 19, 2012
Rest in Peace Little One. Your family & friends are in my prayers.
December 19, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 19, 2012
Amazing Grace is now painting a world of beautiful pictures to decorate the skies of heaven. I weep for her loved ones who will never be quite the same without her, but rejoice that we are now all guarded by another precious angel.
December 19, 2012
I pray for Gods comfort and peace for you as you remember Grace and the many ways she has touched your lives. My heart grives with you as I remember my son Benjamin who passed on as a baby.
December 19, 2012
Dear McDonnell Family,

We are so sorry about the loss of your beautiful Grace. May you take comfort in your warm loving memories of her time with you. From near and afar, we pray with you.

Judy in California
December 19, 2012
Dear Lord in Heaven,
Please bring peace and comfort to the hearts of the families who lost their precious babies, and please dear Lord hug those babies for me.
Thank you very much.
Amen
December 19, 2012
Thoughts of the nation are with your families
December 19, 2012
God Bless Grace. My heart breaks for your loss, but I hope you find comfort that all of the world is praying for Grace and her family.
December 19, 2012
You are a beautiful little angel Grace! The sense of peace your parents spoke about inspires me to bring more peace into my life. You and your family will be in my prayers in the days, months and years to come. Rest in peace Grace.
December 19, 2012
God bless you baby girl...all over the world people mourn your soul...to your family the world prays for you...this isnt a goodbye its just a see you later...God Bless You All..RIP Angel
December 19, 2012
Grace Audrey is now our little angel. Rest in Peace and may God be with your family
December 19, 2012
My sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Grace ~ Heaven has another angel
Karen - Ridgefield, CT
December 19, 2012
My deepest sympathies in the loss of your beautiful, talented daughter and sister Grace. May you find peace and comfort in the coming days knowing she is with God and watching over you. I too, will think of your daughter when I hear the song "Amazing Grace". Hoping you will continue to get signs from Grace to ease your pain. Thinking of your family during this difficult time, sending prayers and healing thoughts.
December 19, 2012
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
December 19, 2012
My prayers are with all of you during this difficult time . Grace will always be there for you in spirit
December 19, 2012
Grace may you find peace in gods loving arms the world will be a far safder place with out you in it heaven has a new angel go with god little one love Joanna
December 19, 2012
May you rest in peace Angel
December 19, 2012
What a beautiful little girl Grace was. She is a beautiful guardian angel now watching over all her loved ones. there are no words to express my heartfelt sympathy, just tears. May God be with you in your time of need and bless you always. RIP Grace.
December 19, 2012
I believe Grace is being fitted with wings right now. She has joined the Angels in Heaven.
December 19, 2012
To The McDonnell Family, so sorry for the loss of your Beautiful Grace, You are all in my thoughts & prayers at this most difficult time. Kim Cyr, Shelton, Ct
December 19, 2012
What a beautiful little girl. May peace be with you.
December 19, 2012
Lord be with us all. I am so hurt that words won't come. May God comfort you always. I lost a son at 35 yrs old. I have his 2 son's who are in school. No one can explain the loss we have. But with our savior we are led through it all. God knows your hurt and will heal. Love you all very much
December 19, 2012
DEAR MCDONNELL FAMILY SO VERY SORRY ABOUT LITTLE GRACE GOD BLESS YOU
December 19, 2012
Our hearts break with your family. But have no doubt that your beautiful angel remains by your side. - Scott, Jodie, Hannah Rose and Lilian Grace McDonnell
December 19, 2012
Praying for you and all the families. Peace to you.
December 19, 2012
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers so sorry for your loss of your angel Grace. Sincerely Linda-Ann Licari, Bridgeport, Conn
December 19, 2012
Your moving story of Grace touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes.
What a special child she was. I would have loved to have known her. She was an angel sent from God to promote peace within us. Thank you for sharing your story of her. I pray that God gives you the strength to heal in time. Let the memory of her guide you to carry on where Grace left off with all her inspiration and goodness. God Bless you and family.
December 19, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May this sweet little girl rest in peace.
December 19, 2012
So very sorry to the McDonnell family on the loss of your beautiful, precious daughter, Grace.My thoughts and prayers are with you always....God Bless you.
December 19, 2012
Your beautiful Grace and your family inspire us all to be better people. Heaven is now brighter and even more special because of Grace. Some people are just so special that they are needed in heaven sooner. God blessed us all with her short time here on earth. God Bless Your family. Lisa
December 19, 2012
To the family,
I do not know you....your little Grace looks like a little angel on earth...and perhaps she was...I am sure she is in Heaven right now running & playing and in awe of the beauty that awaits us all on the "other" side...may you draw comfort & peace in your memories.
RIP - Grace
December 19, 2012
Words cannot express the condolences I wish to express to you. May you feel the comfort of God's grace and know that the world grieves with you and that Grace is in heaven and is one of God's little angels
Jerry Ford, Beaver Falls, PA
December 19, 2012
thoughts and prayer to your family
December 19, 2012
May YOU rest in Peace
December 19, 2012
Continue to let that light shine on earth and in your hearts as it is now shining in Heaven.
December 19, 2012
My deepest and heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. Hearing about the death of such a wonderful child is devastating beyond words. God bless this sweet little angel.
December 19, 2012
dear Grace I think of you from the south of France and pray for your family
You must be a beautifull little angels up in heaven now!
December 19, 2012
I am so very sorry for your loss. Grace was a beautiful girl with so much hope and promise and it's not fair that she was taken from the world so soon. I am praying for your family through this difficult time and know that GOD is with you ALWAYS and that you will ALWAYS have an angel in Grace
December 19, 2012
RIP *Sweet Angel Grace* You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten
December 19, 2012
I saw you both on Anderson Cooper last night. You strength brought me to tears. I feel like I know Grace now through all that you have told us about her. She is truly a beautiful angel. Thoughts and prayers to your entire family. Rest in Peace Grace <3
December 19, 2012
My thoughts & prayers are with your family & community during this difficult time. Please know the nation is grieving with you. May your loving memories of your precious Grace comfort you all.
December 19, 2012
In Gods hands R.I.P my little angel
December 19, 2012
This is like a dream I can not even imagine what all of you are going through. Being a Mother of such a beautiful little blue eyed girl like Grace was such a treasure. My prayers go out to all of you and the other families. She is now in Gods hands and a beautiful Angel.
December 19, 2012
Love and prayers from Appleton, WI
December 19, 2012
Rest in Peace little angel
December 19, 2012
My family & I would like to send condolences to the family and friends for the loss of your child. May the Lord be with you all at this difficult time. Words cannot express the feeling. You all are in our thoughts & prayers. God Bless you all.
December 19, 2012
December 19, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you for this terrible loss. Your little angel is up there looking down on you now. She will be in my prayers forever
December 19, 2012
McDonnell Family - My soul is shattered for you. Try and find a small piece of comfort knowing that our Heavenly Father has precious Grace in His loving embrace. My love and prayers are forever with you. God bless you precious angel Grace.
December 19, 2012
My prayers and thoughts are with your family for healing and grace. John 3:16
Jo Anna Ragsdale Panama City, Florida
December 19, 2012
Rest peacefully Grace, you beautiful little angel. The love, thoughts and prayers of the world are with your family
December 19, 2012
My deepest sympathies..your family and Grace are in my thoughts and prayers...
December 19, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to Grace's family. You are in our thoughts and prayers now and always.
December 19, 2012
To Chris, Lynn and Jack. May the knowledge that Grace is in Heaven now and forever that she will always have her eyes and smile on you, give you the strength and faith to go on.
Bill McDonnell(The McDonnell's of NEW York, N.Y.
December 19, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. RIP Beautiful Angel
December 19, 2012
to the Family of Grace McDonnell, I am so sorry for your loss I myself have a GRACIE who was born November 3 2005 I cannot imagine what you are going thru but she is now OUR ANGEL and will be in my prayers DAILY - There are no words but know that we are so sorry we have shed many many tears and will always pray for your family and GRACE MCDONNELL. May God bless you in this time of sorrow. Brian Theresa and Grace Pisanelli, Shelton CT
December 19, 2012
Our heartfelt prayers are with all of you.
December 19, 2012
Taken away so young , Taken away without warning , May god Bless you and your family , Rest in peace little child.
December 19, 2012
No words can describe the heart felt feelings I have for your loss. May you be surrounded in God's love and comfort. Prayers for you and your family.
December 19, 2012
Beautiful Amazing Grace pray for us...You are now here in heaven and earth always...With much love, Susan { Springfield, Mass.}
December 19, 2012
Our deepest condolences to the McDonnell family. Grace is a little angel now watching over you.
December 19, 2012
May you find the strength to heal, your are not alone in your grief or your tears. I will find a way to honor your loved one.
December 19, 2012
My heart aches for your family... No parent should ever have to suffer through this type of horrific tragedy. You had a beautiful life that was taken much too soon. I hope you have comfort in knowing the entire nation is grieving with you.

Your strength and peace is recognized and completely moved me. Thank you both for your bravery.

May Grace REST IN PEACE!

Prayers to you all from Baltimore, Maryland.

Kasey Faulkner
December 19, 2012
Grace's name and memory will live on. May her dream of peace become a reality.
December 19, 2012
Words cannot begin to express the deep sorrow I feel for the loss of your beautiful daughter, Grace. May our Lord comfort you with continued strength in the days ahead. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.
December 19, 2012
All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless and give you strength and peace beyond all understanding.
December 19, 2012
Mr. & Mrs. McDonnell and Jack:

Since Friday, I have been completely heartbroken for you and all the other families of this terrible tragedy. Your daughter was beautiful and though taken far too early, is now safe in the arms of God. May the Lord's peace comfort you.
December 19, 2012
Sorry for your lost rest in peace grace
December 19, 2012
I am amazed by your composure and....grace in light of the loss of your beautiful little girl. My heart aches for you and all the families who are suffering in this tragedy. Thank you for sharing your daughter and family with the world. We are praying for you.
December 19, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
December 19, 2012
Your interview with Anderson Cooper inspired me. You are very strong people and your faith is strong as well! Please know there are so many people thinking about you and praying for you. My deepest condolences!
December 19, 2012
Dear McDonnell Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Grace was a beautiful child and loved by many. Please know that she will now live forever in the thought and hearts of the whole world. With deepest sympathy, The Gleissner Family
December 19, 2012
What a gorgeous baby. RIP Grace and to your family, know all of America is with you. God bless.
December 19, 2012
Grace, you are the most beautiful little angel in Heaven. Rest in peace beautiful baby!
December 19, 2012
R.I.P Amazing angel!!!
December 19, 2012
To the McDonnell family, may Grace's shining light be there always in your hearts. I am so very sorry for your loss, you are not alone in your sorrow. My thoughts to you both and your son Jack. Sincerely, Grace Augulewicz, Peabody, MA
December 19, 2012
May God hold you close during your time of sorrow, but may you smile at the memories that Grace left you.
December 19, 2012
We are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Grace. I hope the prayers and love we are sending to you, her family, help in a small way to ease your pain and suffering.
December 19, 2012
My deepest sympathies, as a grandmother and mother, my heart breaks for you in your time of deepest sorrow. Grace's beautiful light always shine in the heart of all of us. These children will not be forgotten for their precious innocence in this tragic event.
December 19, 2012
To the family of this precious angel...Grace is now with the Lord. My prayers and thoughts go out to graces parents and extended family. Allow yourself to lean on your family and friends at this time. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family.
December 19, 2012
Newtown, CT. is in my thoughts. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your daughter Grace. Rest in peace beautiful little girl.
December 19, 2012
Rest in paradise little angel.
December 19, 2012
I am deeply saddened for your loss of your beautiful daughter Grace. May she be an angel in the light of heaven.
December 19, 2012
December 19, 2012
Grace,
We are thinking of you and your family. Keep watching over your loved ones from heaven and may your spirit and memories bless them forever.
December 19, 2012
The loss of your beautiful little girl is unimaginable. I am so very sorry for the loss that your family has been forced to endure. Words can not express the sorrow felt in my heart for the loss of your daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and with your beautiful daughter Grace.
December 19, 2012
Lynn and Chris, I too watched your interview tonight on Anderson 360. Thank you so much for allowing all of us to learn about your beloved Grace - what a beautiful and talented person she is, and your strength is amazing. Your family is an inspiration! I send you, your family, and friends my most sincere condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest softly, sweet Grace.
December 19, 2012
rest in peace beautiful little baby girl...
December 19, 2012
No words can describe the feeling of loosing a child the pain is always there it will never fade away but we want you to know that we are praying for you. May God always be with your family in this difficult time of sorrow. And for you little Grace, you are now an angel in heaven thank you for giving your love and light to the world. God bless your heart and soul we will never forget you!
December 19, 2012
Though I do not know you personally I am praying for your family and I am so sorry for your lose. No parent should ever have to go through this. She was such a beautiful girl and I am sure she will be missed greatly. She is a angel now watching over your family and waiting until you too can join her in Heaven. May God bless your family and wrap his loving arms around you in this difficult time!!
December 19, 2012
Words cannot adequately express how terribly sorry I am for the loss of your beautiful little Gracie. Such a tragedy. May you find comfort in the memories you have of your darling angel and the prayers that all of us have for you in this nation. Peace and love to your family.
December 19, 2012
what an absolutely beautiful girl. Fly high little one.
December 19, 2012
Grace a beautiful name for a beautiful little girl. I saw your interview on TV and am amazed at your own grace in dealing with the loss of you amazing daughter. May God Bless you and your family. Amazing Grace is sitting with the Lord and sharing her love with all her friends in Heaven. Your family is an inspiration.
December 19, 2012
No words can be enough at a time like this.I can only hope that knowing so very many people care about you all & that lovely Grace that it will bring you some comfort.
Judy Urwin
former CT. resident
December 19, 2012
I was so touched by your interview with Anderson Cooper today. I am so glad I was able to get to know your lovely daughter through your words, the photographs of her, and her beautiful artwork. Such a sweet smile Grace had and you can see just how much love radiated in her sweet face. I am so very sorry for the loss your family has suffered and hope that you will take much comfort in the many beautiful memories you have of your amazing little girl.
December 19, 2012
Lynn and Chris- you are amazing parents.You are so strong in your faith.i will remember her beautiful blue eyes; and what a great artist! I love her fish and owl and bird art I saw on your interview with Anderson Cooper....maybe you can use her paintings to promote peace/ peace thru Grace/Amazing Grace.
You and your town have our deepest sympathy and God bless You.
December 19, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to Grace, you and your son. I saw your interview on AC360 this evening. Your strength is amazing and an inspiration to all.
December 19, 2012
May God be with you as you mourn your beautiful Grace. She will live forever in the love and light of heaven.
December 19, 2012
It is heart-breaking to see this beautiful child had to leave the Earth and your wonderful family. Our sincerest prayers to bring love and peace to her soul.

- Manoj Joshi, San Jose
December 19, 2012
Lynn and Chris, your souls are as pure as Grace's was. You are an inspiration to all of us to see the good in the world. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your son, Jack, and your extended families.
December 19, 2012
God Bless you and your beautiful little Grace. Your wonderful words about Grace gave all of us a small peak into your family's wonderful life. Thank you for sharing with us. Your family's strength and dignity would make your daughter proud. Peace
December 19, 2012
To the McDonnell family...May GODs light shine upon you and bring you peace...RIP Sweet Angel...with Love and Support from your neighbors in Brookfield...
December 19, 2012
rest in peace little Grace; know that we hold you and your family in our prayers...always
December 19, 2012
Thank you for your bravery in sharing with America what made your little Grace so special. As with these types of tragedies, time moves on and for those not directly affected sometimes forget. I will not forget this little girl, her smile, her eyes, her spirit that spoke so deeply to me through the television and through your words. If there's a way to artistically preserve her last foggy note and peace sign from the bathroom window, please do so. How lucky you were and are to have her.
December 19, 2012
I watched the interview. Grace has great parents and she is proud of their strength. Now Grace has wings and she will watching over her family. Blessings!
December 19, 2012
I just finished watching your interview with Anderson Cooper and I just wanted to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your beautiful, talented little girl. May she rest in peace.
December 19, 2012
You are never to feel alone as a nation crys with you. The people from Sandy Hook are amazing and god bless the families suffering
December 19, 2012
I, also, will always remember Grace when I sing "Amazing Grace." I will remember her beautiful smile. What an amazing spirit that is continuing to bless so many. Thank you for your gift to the world. I saw your interview, also.
December 19, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. RIP you beautiful little angel.
December 19, 2012
To Grace's family and all the families affected by this, I promise to never let your loved one's passing fade in my heart and my life will be spent trying to make this world a better place in all that I do from this moment forward. May it comfort you that they are in a better place and that even though they have gone on their way, every moment they were here was a blessing. With much love.
December 19, 2012
R.I.P. precious angel my prayers to your family & friends
December 19, 2012
I am so truly sorry for your loss. I would trade my life in a heartbeat to save all those children. God be with you and know they are with our make Jesus Christ.
December 19, 2012
A tribune to a beautiful girl who smile said it all to the family my your faith and family bring you comfort
December 18, 2012
When I heard this news on Friday, while at work, it just seemed like it really couldn't have happened. As more details came in, I was sick to my stomach and holding back tears all day, but the faces of these beautiful children had not yet reached us, it didn't quite seem real yet. I've been crying for four days, for all of you, and the pain you must be feeling. I can't imagine. I was at the grocery store on Sunday with my 6 year old, and the cashier said "can I give her a sticker?" I said of course...she said, "you need to give her extra hugs and kisses, you know they are so precious". I knew what she meant, and I couldn't hold back the tears. We feel Grace in Ohio...everyone feels her everywhere. You must feel so blessed to have her, to have had her. She, and all of those kids have affected me in a way I never knew was possible. I wish I could do something in her memory. God bless you. I will remember that beautiful face forever.
December 18, 2012
May God bless your family through this hard time your in my heart and prayers.Rip grace
December 18, 2012
Our hearts are heavy with grief here in Central Florida. RIP Beautiful Angel! Prayers to your family.
December 18, 2012
I am so very sorry for your loss. Your daughter was beautiful, with a lovely smile. The light of love showed in her eyes. You are & will be in my prayers.
December 18, 2012
What a beautiful child is Grace. No words can express my heavy heart for all of the children, adults, and families who have had such heinous crimes upon them, and now must endure such sadness and grief. May you find Strength, Guidance, Peace and Hope for a better tomorrow.
With oceans of loving condolences and prayers.
~Wendy
December 18, 2012
"Peace to all, Life to all, Love to all" Snatum Kaur in her beautiful song "By Thy Grace". It was written for that lovely ray of light, your little girl. Bless you, and thank you for sharing her with the world.
December 18, 2012
Lynn and Chris I saw your interview on Anderson 360. You both are wonderful parents. Your little Grace will always shine within your souls. Grace is in heaven, but her life and love will always be in your heart. This whole terrible tragedy still haunts me since I saw it unfold on Friday. But since seeing your interview, I am feeling better about all those children. Peace inside. I have 3 real cute blonde blue eyed grandsons. Ages 6, 4 and 2. I just cherish them more. You have given me strength to carry on in this life of terrible events. God bless you and your family. Sincerely, Victoria Quinn
December 18, 2012
My heart truly breaks for the loss of this beautiful little Angel. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Grace - may you spread those new wings and stay close to all those that love you and help them find peace.
December 18, 2012
What an amazing family! You truly are inspiring. Grace is a beautiful little girl. From the moment I saw her photograph she touched my heart. I will not forget her and will continue to pray for peace for your family. God bless.
December 18, 2012
To her friend and Family,my dearest Condolence,
I will Pray for you all,do not forget you have an Angel
above you now,Who will watch over you!

Love From Canada :)
December 18, 2012
Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
December 18, 2012
Rest in piece beautiful girl.
December 18, 2012
I am so very sorry for your loss. I have been praying every day for your family. I have no words to say other than just know you are being prayed for. So terribly sorry.
December 18, 2012
Rest in peace, Sweet Angel....
December 18, 2012
My heart is broken and my soul weeps for your Grace and all the other children taken because of this horrible
tragedy.Lynn I saw your interview on Anderson Cooper and was in awe of your faith. Your strength was comforting and knowing that Grace is an extension of you she must be an absolutely amazing young lady. I'm sure the world is a better place because of her and will continue to be a better place because of her.She did not die in vain.She will live in your hearts and ours forever.God Bless you and your family.
December 18, 2012
My heart goes out to your family on the tragic loss of your beautiful Grace. I was awed by your interview with Anderson Cooper. Your strength is inspiring. Grace must truly have been a wonderful little girl. You are in the thoughts and prayers of so many people.
December 18, 2012
I was so moved by your memories of your beautiful Grace and her remarkable paintings on CNN. Thank you for your bravery in sharing her angelic life. Her memory is now firmed locked in my memory bank. Arlene Sarner, Los Angeles
December 18, 2012
Saw your profile on AC 360, I am very sorry for your loss. Grace was a beautiful child and words can't express my sorrow. Stay strong.
December 18, 2012
I pray for peace in the days ahead. Your beautiful Grace is in a beautiful place surrounded by love awaiting the day you will be reunited.
December 18, 2012
Our Hearts are broken over the loss of your little Angel. We are parying for your family. God Bless You. The Larranagas from Santa Fe New Mexico
December 18, 2012
I am so very sorry you had to die in such an unfathomable way. I wished I could take it all away and bring you back! May you be at rest now in the Lord's arms and never be hurt again by such a cruel and unforgiving world! May your family take solace in knowing that you are in a much better place!
December 18, 2012
Lynn and Chris, I just saw your interview at CNN and I just want to say how beautiful soul your are for the peace you spoke and for the strong faith you have . Iam praying for you and your beautiful Angel .God bless you.
December 18, 2012
Lynn -From afar I cry with you and for you, you are an amazing person and may the strength you have found in this tragedy allow you to find peace now and forever.
Another Mom who cares and prays for you and your family- may you feel the prayers of a nation around you.......
December 18, 2012
My heart breaks for your family as well as all the families that have lost loved ones. Your angel is with our almighty father as well as her classmates, teachers and principal. May you find love, strength and comfort in the days ahead. We are all hurting with you.
December 18, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. May you have peace.
December 18, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 18, 2012
My heart aches when I see your precious little Grace and all the others who lost their earthly lives. My prayers and condolences to you and your family. I can imagine that your beautiful Grace is continuing her artwork in God's loving presence. I also agree that you might consider a calendar or blank cards with Grace's artwork.
December 18, 2012
May God bless your soul and grant you eternal peace!
December 18, 2012
Please know we are thinking of all you and we are so so sorry for your loss !! and know that we are thinking of you and your families !!!
December 18, 2012
I feel grief for all of the parents and family of the adorable and beautiful children that I will call angel babies. The pain you feel when losing a loved one is enormous and you will never forget you will learn to live with it and the pain is lessened and livable with time.

Graces artwork is beautiful maybe you will share it with the world for other children.

Bless everyone,

Kalyn from California
December 18, 2012
Amazing Grace.......rest in paradise. You're absolutely beautiful. My prayers are with your family. Keep smiling for them.
December 18, 2012
You are amazing people and it is clear why Grace was so special.....she had wonderful role models. May God bless you all, and may you continue to find solace and strength in the love and peace that was Grace.........another angel in heaven.
December 18, 2012
We are praying frequently for you all. I truly hope that knowing so many are thinking of you somehow comforts and strengthens you. We are so sorry for your loss.
December 18, 2012
Grace is so beautiful, she reminds us of our grand daughters. Our hearts go out to everyone in your family Mac and Marilyn mcMahon Walpole.MA
December 18, 2012
offering our sincere condolences to your family for your tragic loss, our thoughts are with you
December 18, 2012
Grace a beautiful little angel taken too soon. May your light shine forever. May your parents, brother and family find comfort and peace knowing that so many stand behind and are praying for them at this difficult time for them.
Kim
December 18, 2012
So sorry. She is with her friends in heaven over looking you always.
December 18, 2012
May you find peace. My thoughts and prayers with you.
December 18, 2012
Our prayers are with you.
December 18, 2012
Sweet Angel
December 18, 2012
The beauty of your little soul shines through. May God comfort those who knew and loved you. Linda in Colorado
December 18, 2012
May God bless and bring you comfort and peace. Rest in peace beautiful Grace.
December 18, 2012
Will always remember your beautiful daughter...my deepest sympathy...
December 18, 2012
Lynn and Chris, I heard your interview tonight on Anderson 360. What beautiful parents you are and how beatiful your daughter. I am so sorry for your loss and hope your faith will sustain you. Both of you are in a very unique position to be "fearless" as you said Lynn and make a difference in Grace's memory. Grace and the other beautiful children and adults who died in this horrific crime deserve to not have died in vain. We will remember you all. Evelyn (RN)
December 18, 2012
MAY GOD WRAP HIS LOVING ARMS AROUND THE FAMILY OF GRACE.... THAT GOD WILL EASE THE PAIN... WHAT A PRETY GIRL... CAUGHT MY ATTENTION.... MY LITTLE GRANDAUGHTER'S NAME IS GRACE... GOD BLESS AND BE WITH THIS FAMILY.....
December 18, 2012
Bless you little Grace. Your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers...
December 18, 2012
I am so very sorry for your loss. Beautiful little girl. Her smile says it all. Beatriz (FL)
December 18, 2012
We bereaved are not alone.
We belong to the largest company in all the world, the company of those who have known suffering.
When it seems that our sorrow is too great to be borne, let us think of the great family of the heavy hearted into which our grief has given us entrance, and inevitably, we will feel about us their arms, their sympathy, their understanding.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world.
So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
Helen Keller

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
December 18, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your community. Praying that God wraps you in his peace that surpasses all understanding. Sleep In Heavenly Peace Sweet Angel <3
December 18, 2012
I saw you on Anderson 360, what beautiful people you are continuing to spread peace and love. Your Gracie was absolutely beautiful, such a precious being.
December 18, 2012
Rest in peace beautiful angel. Gone but never forgotten.
December 18, 2012
R.I.P. Grace... So sorry for the loss of your beautiful little girl. Pray that you find healing and comfort in this time of sorrow.

Jen
December 18, 2012
RIP Babygirl
December 18, 2012
I am so terribly sorry for your loss. No words can properly describe how deeply sorry I am to hear of your loss.
December 18, 2012
An amazing young woman. An artist whos work will live forever. An amazing family with amazing strength. God be with you all.
December 18, 2012
May the peace of the Lord be with you always. May Grace rest forever in the arms of our eternal Father in the kingdom of Heaven. My condolences to you and your family. My heart is also broken while I mourn the loss of these little angels.
Bryan
December 18, 2012
Heaven is even fuller of Grace now that you have entered there. God bless and rest your soul. May your Family find ease and comfort soon. Rest in Peace Little Angel.
December 18, 2012
May God in his infinite mercy bless you and give you peace until you hold Grace in your arms again.
December 18, 2012
God bless all these beautiful and loving children. You will be in our heart forever.
December 18, 2012
May God bless this beautiful child and all of her little friends. I, too, picture them in heaven, holding hands, singing, dancing, painting and sharing all of their special gifts and talents with God. He has called them home. God Bless you all.
December 18, 2012
My deepest condolences. May God and Grace give your family strength to cope with this tradgedy. God bless you! Mandy. A Scot living in Germany.
December 18, 2012
Please distribute Grace's art to a wider circle of appreciators. Perhaps a calendar to be sold, with proceeds going to a cause you deem worthy. Her art is her spirit and a joy to behold.
December 18, 2012
our hearts ache with the rest of the nation for the loss of your beautiful baby girl and all the rest of the innocent ones that lost their lives you are in our thoughts and prayers Sarah Gierbolini, Ocala, Fl
December 18, 2012
What a beautiful angel you have. May she rest in peace always. To the family...please find comfort in knowing that the people from all over the world have all of you in our hearts and prayers.
December 18, 2012
No words can describe the loss of that beautiful angel grace , maybe god give you all the strength to deal the loss of your most beautiful daughter , you will be in our prayers , god bless
December 18, 2012
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
December 18, 2012
May God give you comfort and strength. So sorry for the loss of your precious little angel, Grace.Prayers and thoughts are with you.
December 18, 2012
Grace is so beautiful. She reminds us of our own Grand children. Mac and Marilyn McMahon walpole, MA
December 18, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Rest in Peace little angel.
December 18, 2012
I am so sorry for the loss of you beautiful little girl. Her spirit will always be with you.
December 18, 2012
Peace and love sent to you each and every day.
December 18, 2012
Your parents Chris and Lynn shared about your peace. We will dedicate our work in Africa for peace to you with blessings.

David and Collette, Virginia
December 18, 2012
I have never been so touched as I was this evening watching you both on Anderson Cooper - I know that God will guide you and give you strength in the coming months as you remember your little girl in all you do...God be with you...
December 18, 2012
May the love of Christ help you, in your great loss, God speed.
December 18, 2012
This is truly a very sad time for the family and friends of Grace. We will miss her very much, even those who never knew her. A precious gem has been called home all too soon, and her life will always be remembered by all.
G-d bless you Grace.
December 18, 2012
I admire your strength and love in accepting this unimaginable loss. I will pray for you and Grace's brother. She was a beautiful child and I cried when I heard how you had made her casket a true reflection of who she was. You are wonderful people.
I will think of her every time I visit Martha's Vineyard .
A mom from Old Lyme
December 18, 2012
I saw your interview just now with Anderson Cooper. I wept. I am inspired and awestruck by your strength and GRACE and there is so much I learned from you and from Grace. Thank you. There really are no words to help but I will never ever forget.
December 18, 2012
So sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. What a beautiful Angel. Thanks for sharing the life of Grace on CNN, she was truly an AMAZING girl. Every time I hear that song I will think of your Grace. May peace be with you all.
December 18, 2012
My heart goes out to your family. Your little girl is beautiful.may god look over you.
December 18, 2012
Amazing Grace, you and your family will forever be in my prayers.
December 18, 2012
Dearest McDonnell Family,
Your strength and the beautiful lesson of love your family has taught us all following the loss of your beloved Grace. My love and prayers to you and your son.
December 18, 2012
Your sweet girl is with the angels, now. May God be with you and your family as you travel the tough road ahead. Thinking of you and your friends and family. What a beautiful little girl..
December 18, 2012
Your family is so strong and have touched hearts around the world. Our family is praying for you . I broke down sobbing when I saw you on CNN , your strength amazes me. I enjoyed getting to know about your angel above . Thank you for letting us inside your private grief. I will never forget your story about the peace sign on the window.
Amy Piglowski (Wentzville,MO)
December 18, 2012
I just saw you and your husband on Anderson copper you have a very special family I am so so sorry for your loss.
December 18, 2012
We are praying for your family. May Gods peace be with you and yiur son
December 18, 2012
So adorable, very good artist as well. Rest in peace.
December 18, 2012
Baby Angel Grace I will hold you close and always remember you. You are my angel..RIP baby girl
December 18, 2012
I am so sadden and heart broken to hear of the passing of your young daughter. My heart feels so heavy. I read once.... Courageous is someone that looses a child and can still seem to climb out of bed everyday. I pray for your family... Courage, strength, healing and to never loose sight of your faith during this difficult time. Sending you my love and prayers from California.
December 18, 2012
Dear Family..
I am blown away by your strength that you had shown and expressed on your interview with Anderson Cooper about your beautiful, sweet Grace! She is truely an amazing girl, as is your special family...God Bless you all!
Diane Migliorini,,Henderson, NV
December 18, 2012
Dear McDonnell Family,

It is with a heavy heart that I write to express my sympathy for the loss of your precious daughter. Though we do not know each other, as a fellow McDonnell I feel an especially profound sadness that such a beautiful young lady was taken too soon. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily, may Our Heavenly Father and Comforter bring peace to your hearts in the days to come.

Sincerely,
Tami McDonnell Gregory
December 18, 2012
Rest in peace Grace. God is with you now... For the family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that I'll be praying for your family.
December 18, 2012
My deepest sympathy for the McDonnell family may God bless you and the family, as a parent myself my heart has been broken, crying along with the entire nation, may that Good man above be with you an keep you strong, as your precious little :Angel: watching over you waiting to see you again
December 18, 2012
our hearts are broken for your loss
December 18, 2012
RIP sweet little angel in heaven,,,
You will be in my heart tonight
December 18, 2012
So Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you at this painful time.
Marlene from Ontario
December 18, 2012
What a beautiful little girl. May friends and family give you the strength to help you get through this hard time and help ease your pain. My heart aches for you. Rest in peace Princess . Sending love from Stanstead QC, Canada
December 18, 2012
I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet beautiful daughter Grace. My family and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. I am heartbroken and grieving along with you. I hope our love and prayers bring you some comfort and peace. RIP Sweet Beautiful Angel, Grace. We will remember you Grace!
December 18, 2012
My heart aches for the family and friends that you have left behind. May God hold them tight and give them strength during this difficult time. As their pain fades I hope the memories they have of you help them heal. God Bless you Grace. May you rest in peace little one.
December 18, 2012
RIP Sweet Beautiful Angel, Grace! We will remember you!
December 18, 2012
We are so sorry for the loss of your Grace. Such a kind, sweet and gentle face. Grace, the light of your family, shine down on them. Rest in peace, Angel.
December 18, 2012
I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet beautiful Grace. My family and I are keeping you and our thoughts and prayers. I am heartbroken and grieving along with you. I hope our love and prayers bring you some comfort and prayers. RIP Sweet Beautiful Angel, Grace. We will remember you Grace!
December 18, 2012
I am sure God is giving her the best artist's lighting in heaven. Heartfelt sympathies.
December 18, 2012
May perpetual light shine upon your sweet angel...
December 18, 2012
My deepest condolences to your family. You were blessed to have such a beautiful daughter. God needed angels, and He chose her. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
December 18, 2012
Even though no words can ease the pain during this tough tough time just know that our prayers and deepest condolences are with you and your family. May God bless you and keep his hand over you and your family as your dealing with this difficult time. Lots of prayers from my family to yours.
December 18, 2012
My heart is broken into pieces, may God give you strength in this time of so much sorrow, Prayers to you always, RIP beautiful angel :(
December 18, 2012
I am so very sorry for your loss. Any words that I could offer, I know, will never be enough. Please know that America is praying for you and your family. May God bless your family and comfort you.
December 18, 2012
My heart and prays go out to Grace's family.