Monday, October 27, 2014
Pray For Pilchuck
A tragedy struck my community on Friday. Many of you will have heard about it. I heard about it when my husband came home mid-day and rushed into the house. I hadn't picked up the phone that morning, having let the machine do its thing.
His first words were that our daughter was okay, but there'd been a school shooting." My world dropped out from below me. It was my worst fear ever. We immediately got into the car and headed to where the news reported that students were being bused. The roads were blocked and traffic was a mess. The whole time I waited for my daughter to call on the cell phone again. She'd been able to get a call off to my husband just when they were locked down. We listened to the radio as we drove, and heard the details emerge. The names of the students injured and killed were not being released, and I worried about who they were.
How could this happen? How could it happen in my city? All those children. Over 2,500 attend Marysville Pilchuck High School.
Parents- give your children big hugs and love them with all your might. I thank God that my daughter decided on that one day not to eat in the cafeteria, but to eat outside on the grass. Teachers- thank you for your bravery and for looking after our children while they are away from our sides. First Responders- thank you for being prepared and putting yourselves in place as shields for our children.
I dedicate this post to the children killed and injured. I don't know what went through the shooter's