Updated: Monday, 17 Dec 2012, 11:30 PM EST
Published : Monday, 17 Dec 2012, 11:30 PM EST
WOLCOTT, Conn. (WTNH) -- The cold rain and the damp fog couldn't stop the candles, couldn't stop the tears and couldn't stop the outpouring of emotion for the families of Newtown.
"I see pictures, they are babies and how they are gone it's just...I can't even," one woman said.
They are small candles, one little light in the darkness, but they are there and hundreds of people, together on the town green in Wolcott sharing the light, sharing the loss.
"It makes me heartsick to know that there are families out there that are going to be missing their children at Christmas. I don't think about it too much or I just start crying. I can't, I have no words on how empty they must feel," another woman said.
"I cannot imagine what the families are going through. This is our future, I pray for peace. I don't understand this, I don't understand but we are mourning with the family and the town is here to support them," Marge Yorrie of Wolcott said.
It has been a weekend of tears in quiet moments, a Monday of looking for answers where there are none. Towns, cities, states feeling the overwhelming loss, feeling the numbing sting of depression and feeling vulnerable.
"In the schools you feel it in the town, people are all sad. Parents, grandparents, children themselves," Chief Edward Stephans of the Wolcott Police Dept.
There may never be any answers but tonight in the darkness that has fallen over Connecticut, there are small candles burning, held by children, hoping no family has to go through this again.
"I went to Danbury today to do some shopping and I drove through Newtown, I just started crying, right on the highway, I was like I can't believe I am going shopping for Christmas knowing that there are parents out there who don't have kids to shop for anymore," the second woman said.