Tuesday, April 17, 2007


I have dreaded posting today. So many thoughts are racing through my head. My day started out rough yesterday and today was no less stressful. My problems, however, seem so teeny tiny in comparison to what the victim's of Virginia Tech and their families went through and are going through now.

So many times yesterday and today I have hung my head in sadness and in utter disbelief that this could happen. I pray that God will rest the souls of the victims and that eh will be with those that were injured and with the families. I also pray for the family of the young man that caused this tragedy. The guilt and shame they must be feeling has to be overwhelming.

My heart aches for those kids in the classrooms. Watching what was happening. Seeing people die next to them and wondering if they would be spared. I can't even begin to imagine how terrified they all must have been. Again, my prayer is that the Lord will put peace in their hearts.

I have also found myself wondering what the world will be like when Timmy is old enough to go to high school and college. My dream is for him to go away to college like his father and I did. I want him to experience life. The thought of it, however, frightens me more than anything. I'm guessing the worrying will never end, and I will constantly think of him and hope that he is safe.


Rebecca said...

I'm with you in prayer...and I am terrified of what school will hold for my children. Even elementary school is frightening - it is a constant debate on whether I will homeschool when the time is right, but even then - you can't shield then forever....scary world we live in.

Tracy said...

Yes, I've discovered this as well - becoming a Mom has made me more aware of danger, more aware of the depth of loss in this world. I love my kids sooo much! But I also know "God has not given us a spirit of Fear, but of power, and love, and sound mind". I choose to trust and not fear. (OK, I'm done with my little sermon - ha!)

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I'm constructing a giant bubble to encapsulate my little family in and protect them from the evils of the world. I'm currently taking orders. You want in?

Anonymous said...

It seems we are all praying for the same things. How it must break God's heart to see His beloved children doing things like this to each other. Blessings to you and your family.

Tori :) said...

My thoughts and prayers are with the families affected by this horrible event.

Anonymous said...

It is really hard to send your kids out into the world. My son goes to public school, but I really think I will end up homeschooling my daughter. (My son's father won't let me homeschool him, or I would have started that last year.)

We can't shelter them forever, but I really want them to have that childhood innocence as long as possible.