Friday, November 6, 2009

Makes me think....what does it do for you?

Alexis, Dakota, and Grace...walking hand-in-hand through the zoo

Wow! what is up with this crazy world we live in?

What is going through these people's minds? How can you pledge your life to us one minute and then take the lives of your fellow countrymen later? It just blows my mind.

I was at the gym yesterday when I looked up and saw the TVs all showing Breaking News...Deadly shooting, Ft. Hood Shootings, etc. And all I could think about was my friend, Jenn. We met each other online back when Dakota was about 6 months old. Her daughter and My Dakota are about a month apart in age. Jenn lives near Ft. Hood, Texas. Her husband, Matt, is deployed right now. I can only wonder what is going through his mind when he heard the news. He is overseas fighting to keep his family safe, and then this happens. Lots of emotions.
Thankfully, I finally received a text back from Jenn to let me know that she was okay...she was just worried about her friends that were on base when it all happened. And how it is affecting all the soldiers and their families. It has to be so hard for the community. Because in the military, you are all one big family unit. You take care of each other as if they are your own flesh and blood. Jenn is one of the strongest Women I know. And I am honored for her friendship.

Jenn and her girls, Grace and Liv...It was a hot day at the zoo...we were inside the aquarium cooling off

Myself and Jenn...after our day at the zoo...August 2009

Events like this affect everyone. Not just the people who are injured, but also the whole country. It makes me take a different look at life. Makes me thankful for my family and for the soldiers who risk their lives to keep us safe.

“Sorrow makes us all children again – destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing. ” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I took this from a friend's blog. I have posted this before...It is a reminder to pray. Pray for our children, for our service men and women, for our President, for all those affected by this tragedy.

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray..."
~II Chronicles 7:14a~

1 comment:

Annie said...

Yesterday was a sad day for those people.

I like the first picture, adorable kids.

Have a nice weekend.