Friday, July 08, 2011

While the sun shines on...

I took this picture the other day
during a morning rain storm.
Today the sun comes and goes...

Cleo hard at work, as per usual.
It's been great to do work this week.
Had book club last night.
We are slowly approaching the virtues in
St. John's book, the ladder.
It's been a good read,
but I can tell I will have to read it again,
each line of it brims with meaning...
After book club I heard of something
(so if you can't handle sad and terrible you can stop reading....
just in case you'd rather stay with the sunshine part of this
post, I won't mind).
Yesterday in Grand Rapids (i.e. home)
there was a terrible tragedy.
A man took the life of his former wife, her parents and his girl friend
and his kids too. 7 dead and then he died too,
his own hand killing then a total of 8.
So so so sad.
Before he died he had gone to a house and taken hostages
and the house he chose was near to a house
where some of my family lives
(not my parents but other family)....
Sorry to write of such a sad thing
but it was so crazy to call my Mom and hear that
this was happening
at the moment I called her...
the murderer was still alive, the cops surrounding the area...
I prayed to the Mother of God for all involved;
the Mother of God - Quick to Hear...
I am so thankful that my family is safe,
that the hostages lived,
that my family's house was not the one that
the man choose;
will be praying for those so suddenly taken from this earth.
All I know is that God is near to those in trouble.
Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy.


E Helena E said...

Lord have mercy! I did not know this. With prayers for those affected and thinking of your family also.

elizabeth said...

Thanks E-H... I'll have to tell you about it sometime... am thanking God that at least some were spared but what a tragedy; too many of these in the world...

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

What a dreadful tragedy......Kyrie eleison.