Monday, December 17, 2012

It Can Happen Anywhere

This morning my daughter called me, like she does every morning, and told me how they discussed the Newport Conn. tragedy at the dinner table the evening before. Samantha who is 7 said “ I can run real fast daddy, I’ll run! Her dad had to say that she wouldn’t be able to dodge a bullet but to drop on the floor and play dead. I can’t imagine telling a 7 and 11 year old this but in this day and age especially after last Friday you have to, to save their lives.

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I worked today and while there I got a call from my daughter telling me that she had received an email from the school saying they were in a lockdown…why? a man was running around in the woods with a stolen gun about a mile from the school and about a half mile from my house, threatening to shoot himself or whoever. Thank God he didn’t make it near the school but who knows what would have happened if he had. It was a call that made me sick,  shaken and so helpless.

They are fine and the only thing I can think and say is “Thank you Jesus”

5 comments:

Anne said...

So thankful all are safe!
xx
Anne

cynthia lee designs said...

How scary! Glad everyone is safe.
~Cindy

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

That is so scary! I'm glad they are safe. It can happen anywhere. My boys went to a very small Catholic grade school at our church. There were three separate buildings with no way to be "secure". After the tragedy at Columbine, I worried about them because I knew it could happen anywhere. Luckily they were safe and enjoyed a relaxed school environment.

There just aren't any words to describe the grief those families are going through.

Maureen Wyatt said...

It was never easy being a parent but I can't imagine how you guys manage in this day and age! I'm appalled that you little girls even have to think about this sort of thing and that you had this bad experience.

Ellie VanCaster said...

How awful! I'm so glad it turned out alright.