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December 13th, 2013
01:53 PM ET

A Sandy Hook mom remembers her late son: "Always happy, always helpful, his energy would just completely fill up a room"

As the nation prepares to recognize Saturday's one year anniversary of the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, on Friday evening "Piers Morgan Live" welcomes Scarlett Lewis, a mother of one of the 20 children killed in the Connecticut massacre.

Joining Piers Morgan for an inspiring face to face interview, tonight Lewis speaks of finding a message her son Jesse [Lewis] had left, and using the words as a source of strength, and purpose:

"I saw a note that Jesse had written on our kitchen chalkboard, and it said 'nurturing, healing, love.' It was phonetically spelled, and in six-year-old little hand-writing, but the message was incredibly clear to me," explains an entirely composed Lewis. "It was a message of comfort for his family and friends, but also a message of inspiration for the world."

An interpretation of Jesse's prophetic chalkboard note serves as the cover, and title, of his mom's book, a volume she penned as both a way of honoring and remembering her youngest child:

"He was a bundle of energy. And always happy, always helpful, his energy would just completely fill up a room," she tells the host. "He did have the sensitive and loving side as well. The message that's actually on his tombstone, is 'Have a lot of Fun.'"

For the full interview with Jesse Lewis' mother tune in to CNN at 9 p.m., and to hear Jesse's father – Neil Heslin – reveal how he plans to spend the upcoming Christmas holiday, his second without Jesse, check out this recent "Piers Morgan Live" interview.
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  1. nicolas erdei

    a tribute written fir the victims, their families and the community at large
    Music & Lyrics: Nicolas Erdei

    Vocals:Robert Berry

    Recorded at Soundtek Studios, Campbell CA

    December 13, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. John Doe

    Mr Morgan, regarding your bloviating tweets this afternoon. I wouldn't waste a bullet on you. My Louisville Slugger though, that's another matter. Now STFU and go back to England and take your perverted ways with you.

    December 13, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. max

    Cj was a jew. And the other lady was taking about God from the bible. You laugh at kelly and made your self sound as foolish. Stop talking about stuff you dont know about. Now whete was the frist story told.about the man who went around and gave gifts? Come on!!

    December 13, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Gerard Catala

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  5. margaretrosemaryrohr


    We've had an amazing day out of town this weekend, just take a look at the place we've been to, here are some pictures

    Faithfully, Addie Brannon

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