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Sandy Hook Elementary principal Dawn Hochsprung (AP Photo/Eliza Hallabeck)

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December 15, 2012
we r praying for u all in lewisburg tn god bless
December 15, 2012
I pray that your family finds peace. I remember seeing Mrs. Hochsprung smile every day when I was a student at Rogers Park middle school. I had her husband as a math teacher. It's just so sad.
December 15, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers to your family and strength to get through very difficult days. Our children should always be protected in this world and you were right there to see what you could do! What a courageous woman ... may you rest in peace!
December 15, 2012
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
December 15, 2012
I am lighting this candle for your family as they grieve their loss, I feel it's the world's loss. In my prayers & heart for your courageous act.
December 15, 2012
Dawn Hochsprung's family & friends, co-workers & survivors my heartfelt prayers & condolences. Your act of bravery is beyond words. The horrific act against you & the school is heartbreaking. I will keep all of you in my prayers. Cherish the memories of her. Words cannot explain my loss, it is your loss. It's a loss felt throughout the entire world. God bless & keep you all close to Him.
December 15, 2012
So sorry for this senseless loss My PRAYERS are with you
December 15, 2012
So sad that you and those little angels suffered a tragic death. Your heroism will always be remembered. My deepest sympathies are with your family at this time. May God surround you with open arms.
-Sandra - Reisterstown, MD
December 15, 2012
Prayers for Dawn and her family as well as for all the Families involved in this tragedy! May God bring you all peace comfort in your losses.
December 15, 2012
Ms. Hochsprung...thank you for jumping into action at the first indication of trouble.

I have always had a fragile relationship with God. The events of yesterday hasn't helped me on that front. Impossible to fathom. Impossible to reconcile.

Thank you for accompanying these young children on their untimely journey to a better world. These babies need not feel alone or frightened...their beloved Principal is right there, holding their small hands, continuing to provide comfort and guidance just as you did here on earth.

My thoughts and prayers to your family and friends.

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