El 14 de diciembre del 2012 el mundo se paralizó. La mente de un joven enfermo, Adam Lanza acabó con la vida del 28 personas, incluída la suya propia. Entre ellas, había 20 niños. Pequeños que comenzaban a vivir, que disfrutaban el amor de sus padres, sus hermanos y que aquel día, cuando se despidieron con un "hasta pronto", no imaginaron que esas palabras nunca se cumplirían. Las madres de las víctimas de la escuela Sandy Hook, Newtown hoy solo pueden festejar el dolor, la resignación que posiblemente nunca llegue, pero por sobre todo: la búsqueda incansable de la justicia.

A cinco meses de una de las tragedias más grandes de Estados Unidos, Jackie Barden, Nicole Hockley, Nelba Marquez-Greene y Francine Wheeler, madres de Daniel, Ana, Dylan y Ben escriben una carta abierta en The Huffington Post con una firme promesa, en este día de las madres sin sus queridos hijos, de hacer justicia en nombre de ellos, para que otras madres no tengan que festejar, como ellas, con las manos vacías y sin un abrazo de aquellos que con tanto amor trajeron a este mundo.

"Las madres no deben sobrevivir a sus hijos. Es contra el orden natural de las cosas. Después de haber sufrido la tragedia de una especie particularmente cruel y violenta hace menos de cinco meses, seguimos viviendo en un estado de shock y horror. Pero a través de nuestro dolor, estamos tratando de ganar un poco de perspectiva", comienzan diciendo estas madres del dolor.
"En las semanas y meses después del 14 de diciembre, nos aferramos a cada foto, video, artículo de la ropa - la camisa de Superman con la que prácticamente vivía, su orgulloso uniforme Cub Scout, la camiseta que llevaba cuando cantó 'Mr. Golden Sun' delante de un restaurante entero - una pizca de evidencia física del tiempo de nuestros hijos en la tierra. Es un raro minuto cuando su pérdida no es omnipresente. Nuestros hijos llenan nuestros sueños. Hablamos con ellos con la esperanza de que nos pueden escuchar en el cielo. Tenemos nuestros propios momentos de dolor...", prosiguen en esta conmovedora carta en el día de las madres.
"A raíz de su muerte, hemos hecho una promesa final a Dylan, Daniel, Ana y Ben: para celebrar su vida en derredor de esta tragedia en un momento de transformación. Estamos decididos a cumplir con las 26 vidas perdidas en la escuela primaria Sandy Hook abogando por soluciones de sentido común - soluciones que abordan las cuestiones que dan lugar a la violencia armada, incluida la política de salud mental, las soluciones de seguridad de las escuelas, frente al aislamiento en nuestras comunidades y, sí , seguridad de las armas y la responsabilidad. En el largo plazo, estamos comprometidos con este enfoque holístico de la violencia armada y el apoyo a nuevas ideas, innovaciones, la legislación y la acción individual", prometen con energía.
"Estamos muy orgullosos de la legislatura de Connecticut y el gobernador Malloy por el enfoque bipartidista que tomaron al pasar una de las leyes de armas más sensibles en el país. Mientras estamos ciertamente decepcionados por el resultado de la reciente votación del Senado de los EE.UU. con la verificación de antecedentes no vamos lejos".

Y al final de esta larga carta que es un gran pedido de ayuda para sanar sus almas y que sus hijos puedan descansar en paz dicen:

"En el día de las Madres, nos animamos a hacer la promesa de Sandy Hook. Hoy no se trata de armas de fuego, las leyes o la política, sino de las madres y el amor. Como 'Sandy Hook Moms', a menudo escuchamos la frase 'No me puedo imaginar lo que está pasando'. Bueno, por favor imagínenlo. Imagínese lo que es perder a un hijo o hija en manos de la violencia armada y anime a sus funcionarios electos para que hagan lo mismo. Nunca pensamos que nuestra escuela, nuestra comunidad o estos niños inocentes estarían alguna vez frente a lo indecible. Cuanto más los padres expanden los límites de nuestro amor más allá de nuestra familia y para todos los niños, la probabilidad de una tragedia más como la que rompieron nuestros corazones nunca volverá a suceder".
"Para todas las mamás de leen esto, 'Feliz Día de la Madre', y gracias. Muchos de ustedes nos escribieron cartas cuando nos enfrentamos a nuestros momentos más oscuros. Nunca sabrán lo que su bondad nos ayudó a enfrentar el día. A cambio, le recordamos apreciar cada momento. Mantenga a sus hijos muy cerca cada vez que pueda. Tomen el sol en sus sonrisas. Los platos, o cualquier otra cosa, pueden esperar. Se lo prometemos.

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  • Daniel y Jackie Barden

  • Daniel y James Barden (su hermano mayor)

  • Ana Marquez-Greene, Isaiah y su mamá Nelba

  • Ana Marquez-Greene

  • Dylan Hockley y su mamá Nicole

  • Dylan Hockley, mamá Nicole y su hermano Jake

  • Francine y Ben Wheeler

  • Francine y Ben Wheeler

  • Nicole Hockley, center, speaks in front of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, rear from left, Ron Conway of SV Angel, and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon at a Sandy Hook Promise news conference in San Francisco, Thursday, March 14, 2013. Families of children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Dec.14, 2012, in Newton, Conn., joined San Francisco Bay Area families of shooting victims and technology and political leaders to announce the Sandy Hook Promise Innovation Initiative, an initiative to prevent future gun violence. Hockley's son Dylan was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

  • Mark Barden holds up a photo of his son Daniel after a Sandy Hook Promise news conference in San Francisco, Thursday, March 14, 2013. Families of children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Dec.14, 2012, in Newton, Conn., joined San Francisco Bay Area families of shooting victims and technology and political leaders to announce the Sandy Hook Promise Innovation Initiative, an initiative to prevent future gun violence. Barden's son Daniel was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

  • Nicole Hockley, right, hugs Venus Noble before a Sandy Hook Promise news conference in San Francisco, Thursday, March 14, 2013. Families of children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Dec.14, 2012, in Newton, Conn., joined San Francisco Bay Area families of shooting victims and technology and political leaders to announce the Sandy Hook Promise Innovation Initiative, an initiative to prevent future gun violence. Hockley's son Dylan was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Noble's son Elliott was shot and killed in Richmond, Calif., in 2005. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

  • Nicole Hockley, center, wipes her eyes as she sits between Jackie Barden, left, and Jennifer Hensel at a Sandy Hook Promise news conference in San Francisco, Thursday, March 14, 2013. Families of children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Dec.14, 2012, in Newton, Conn., joined San Francisco Bay Area families of shooting victims and technology and political leaders to announce the Sandy Hook Promise Innovation Initiative, an initiative to prevent future gun violence. Hockley's son Dylan, Barden's son Daniel, and Hensel's daughter Avielle Richman were killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

  • The funeral procession of slain bus driver Charles "Chuck" Poland makes its way down Highway 231 in Ozark, Ala., Sunday Over 60 motorcycles and dozens of school buses join the funeral procession. The Ozark Civic Center was packed with mourners for the funeral. Burial for Poland is in Newton Alabama. (AP Photo/AL.com, Joe Songer)

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    Students and relatives of the victims of the Tasso da Silveira municipal school in Rio de Janeiro --which had suffered an attack on April 2011 that left 12 dead and 10 injured-- pay homage for those killed in an elementary school in Newton, Connecticut, last week, on December 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO /VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Danielle Slota wipes away a tear during a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the Newton, Conn. shooting victims at Green Lake Park in Seattle on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. The vigil was held after Adam Lanza killed his mother and then killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut before taking his own life. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Lindsey Wasson)

  • A family holds candles during a vigil in remembrance of the Newton, Conn shooting victims at Green Lake Park in Seattle on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. The vigil was held after Adam Lanza killed his mother and then killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut before taking his own life. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Lindsey Wasson)

  • Madeline Slota, 8, holds a candle during vigil in remembrance of the Newton, Conn. shooting victims at Green Lake Park in Seattle on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. The vigil was held after Adam Lanza killed his mother and then killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut before taking his own life. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Lindsey Wasson)

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    Newton police pay their respects to the victims of an elementary school shooting in front of St Rose of Lima Church in Newtown, Connecticut, December 16, 2012. A young gunman slaughtered 20 small children and six teachers on December 14,2012 after walking into a school in an idyllic Connecticut town wielding at least two sophisticated firearms. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Hoboken Police Chief Anthony P. Falco, Sr., left, talks on the phone in Hoboken, N.J., Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, after local police and the FBI converged on a Hoboken residence near the intersection of 13th and Grand streets after a connection was reported with the shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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    Hundreds of crosses, representing gun deaths since the Newtown, Connecticut elementary shootings, are placed on the National Mall on April 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. Two US senators have reached a compromise that would expand background checks for gun sales, an official said, in what could result in the most ambitious change to gun laws since 1994. The deal comes four months after the Connecticut shootings that took the epidemic of gun violence in the United States to an alarming new level. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 file photo provided by the Newtown Bee, Connecticut State Police lead a line of children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. after Adam Lanza opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky III asked a judge in Danbury Superior Court, Wednesday, March 27, 2013 to limit the information to be made public from warrants in Newtown school shooting, due to be released Thursday. (AP Photo/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks, File) MANDATORY CREDIT: NEWTOWN BEE, SHANNON HICKS

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