Friday, November 6, 2009

Heavy Heart

Today my thoughts and prayers remain with the families, friends, and loved ones of 13 who lost their lives and 30 wounded at the hands of calculated and deliberate violence. My heart goes out to the entire Ft. Hood community. I feel a deep sense of gratitude and respect for all those who responded quickly, without hesitation or thought for self, in the midst of such horror. Those responses most certainly kept the violence from becoming more widespread. I am in awe of unarmed soldiers who bravely took action, and in doing so saved many lives. Today I have a heavy heart. I am praying for the children who live in the Ft. Hood community. The children whose innocence has been wantonly stolen with vicious anger and cruelty. I pray all those facing this tragedy may somehow feel lifted, loved, and comforted.

14 comments:

Magic Brush said...

amen.

SnarkyMama said...

Isn't it amazing how many forms, faces, shapes, colors, and sizes "evil" comes in? What kind of human being can wreak such hate filled havoc?

Today, my heart, too, is heavy...there are so many people hurting and afraid. I can be counted, today, as one of those. Yet, I am far away from their personal loss and pain. But, how close are we all...that is what scares me. Who will be the next to suffer at the hands of "evil?"

The way for "evil" to flourish is for good men to do nothing...are we, those who call ourselves "good" (men and women) doing all that we can to stop the evil and insanity in our world? I worry that I and many others have become overwhelmed and as long as it does not become a part of our personal life, I and they do nothing....But, then I wonder what more can I do? I am just one person.

I am so incredibly sorry for this horrific criminal, brutal selfish act...I am so incredibly sorry for those broken-hearted families, moms, dads, children, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends...I am so incredibly sorry for the lives lost so unnecessarily.

I am only one person, but I know there are millions of "ones" out there...an army is filled with "ones." Together we can stand and divided we shall surely fall. May God (please) bless America...I pray.

Em said...

:-(

Dennis and Cherise said...

It is so unreal to me..I'm still in shock. We lived at Fort Hood for 2.5 years and Dennis has walked through the very same SRP building when he was getting ready to deploy and when he returned from his first tour in Iraq. We still have many friends there.

You are so right about the children...they will never be the same. My Prayers are being sent to everyone involved!
Hugs

Sue said...

I'm with you, Natalie. This is such a tragedy.

It's hard enough to lose our brave men to the enemy, but when one of our supposed "own" attacks from within, it is somehow even more devastating for the complete senselessness of it all.

My prayers join with yours, and I hope all the bereft families and loved ones will be comforted.

KC Mom said...

I'll admit, I'm having a hard time getting out of the sad feeling I have today because of this tragedy. My thoughts went to you immediately after I heard it. And I knew you would know what to say.

jen said...

Senseless.
Brutal.

Why?

Carly said...

You were in my thoughts too, when I heard of this tragedy. I knew you would have something eloquent to say. Amen!

Karen said...

So sad! So wrong!!

Thoughts and prayers for the families.

Darlene said...

You said it so very well. It is hard to realize that this could happen within our own military. They are usually so supportive to each other. I am still amazed that he could have killed or wounded so many in just a few short moments.

caitsmom said...

Yes, sending my thoughts and prayers to all those who've lost a precious loved-one. Peace.

L said...

You said that so much better than I could have!

Melanie said...

ME TOO!

Krystyn said...

It is incredibly awful and sad and honestly, after more is coming out, quite scary.

I feel for those families that suffered loss and injury.