As of today my body froze in place, horrified at the news...there is a shooting at the college..where are the girls? The college, what time was it? Home, right? The are home..I think. God be there..be right there...
As of today:
students stood in horror at the sound of gunshots outside their classrooms
parents panicked as messages flooded their phones
responders held the hands of the wounded and comforted those in fear
a mother received a message that stopped her heart and drove her to her knees
...as of today, by God's grace, my students were not there
As of today news later came to me the shooting was not at the campus my teens attend, but they had friends who were involved in the lock down..who were also safe. News media question student's safety and applaud the push to disarm the nation. My family grieves the downfall of humanity as victims are lost amid sensationalism and political garbage.
As of today:
as a family we do not support the disarming of American citizens
nor do we condone the media frenzy created from such grievous events
we are blessed to have responders who stand in the line of fire to protect and serve
prayer for those wounded and their families is where our focus should be
...and as of today, it is only by God's divine hand my family was not directly a part of it
No matter the reason or the motive for today's shooting..it is a tragic and devastating situation that should be taken seriously and not be neglected or glamorized.
As of today it will be hard to see them drive out of the gate to their classes..but it will be much harder for others. My prayers go out to those afraid, those wounded, and those who's wounds are reopened at such news.