Tragedy: The Connecticut School Shooting

Life After Newtown: Families Share Their Stories

Four months after the terrible tragedy, parents open up to PEOPLE about their beloved babies' bright moments. Hear more in this week's issue, and click here to learn how you can help the community heal

A MESSAGE FROM MY SON

Scarlett Lewis spent a few weeks at her mother's house after her son Jesse, 6, was slain in the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. But "once I got back home, I saw that Jesse had written something before he died," she tells PEOPLE. "It was a message on the chalkboard in the kitchen … He had written the words 'Nurturing Healing Love' ... I felt like it was a message directed to me, for my comfort and inspiration."