I can't remember exactly what I was doing yesterday afternoon when John called me and told me to turn on the television. There had been a shooting at a church down the road from us.
My hands were shaking as I turned on the t.v. and searched for info. This kind of thing shouldn't be happening. We live in the United States--not Afghanistan or Israel.
Scary. Scarier still when I realized that both of the girls' teachers and some other friends of ours are members of this church. I started praying, and the pray without ceasing verse has new meaning for me now.
I was later able to talk to their teachers--they and their families are fine--and they gave me updates on other friends. No one we know was affected (thank God), but others have been affected, so please continue to pray for them. For the victim(s) and their families, and for those who witnessed such a horrific scene. My heart is still so heavy this morning.