Monday, April 16, 2007


I had a busy morning and afternoon filled with pediatrician and dentist appointments. When I finally returned home at about 3PM, I realized there had been a shooting at Virginia Tech University and more than 30 people were dead.

I almost had to sit down when I heard this, I was literally shaking. My little brother, Matthew, is a freshman there. When I got online to check out the up to date information I saw that the first shooting took place in his dorm, West Ambler Johnston. Now, I was really shaking, my mind was racing hoping the worst would not be true. I called him on his cell phone as quickly as I could. I can't even tell you how good it felt to hear his voice. He is fine, a little shook up I am sure, but fine.

What a horrible few minutes that was. It just made me realize the gift of life that we all have and that we should never take it for granted.

Matthew, I am so glad that you are OK. We love you.


charadam said...

I'm so glad that you're safe.
We'll be praying for you and your friends.

Rich & Mel said...

What a tragedy! I just can't understand what can be bad enough for someone to do something like that.

I'm glad your brother is OK. I figured I would know someone with some connection to VT.

Stringer Zoo said...

I'm so thankful that Matthew is safe!! We are all praying for VT.