Scarlett LewisHer 6-Year Old Son Guides Her to Forgiveness After His Death!
One of 26 Killed at Sandy Hook Shootings, He Leaves Behind Powerful Message
On the morning of December 14th, 2012, 6-year old Jesse McCord Lewis said good-bye to his mother and father on his way to Sandy Hook Elementary School. It was the last time they saw him. A few hours later, Jesse was dead along with 25 other victims of the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.
In the midst of their smothering grief, resentment and anger, Jesse's parents were overwhelmed by the power of a message Jesse left on his chalkboard a few days before the tragedy. It was in the form of three words, "Nurturing. Healing. Love." Scarlett says that she and her husband understood that those powerful words were a calling from Jesse. For them, the message was, "I have something for you to do for us. That's to consciously change an angry thought into a loving one" Scarlett Lewis has come to realize that to change anger and hate to love is within our power, "because it is a choice."
When Scarlett Lewis lost her son Jesse in that act of unimaginable violence, she experienced something that no parent ever should - the death of a child. That day, which started just like any other, changed Scarlett's life forever. After Jesse's death, Scarlett embarked on a spiritual odyssey, inspired by her son's simple three-word message. Strengthened by his inspiring words, Scarlett took her first step toward a new life. And with each step, it became clearer to her how true Jesse's message was -- love is indeed the essential element necessary to move forward and love is always a choice.
In response to Jesse's inner guidance, Scarlett founded the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation. Where she has created a curriculum to teach children about the power they have to change their thoughts and life without fear and hate. Scarlett also wrote a book recounting her journey from anger to forgiveness. The title is Jesse's last message to her, "Nurturing Healing Love"