Firstly I promise to go back and add parts 2&3 to my life and why everything else seemed to take a backseat for 2 - 2 1/2 months but something today has made me want to blog about this.
If there ever has ever been a week in history that should be wiped off the face of the earth, I think we have found it.
For those of you who slept through the day, a shooting spree took place roughly 2- 2 1/2 hours from my house at Virginia Tech. From what it sounds like a student got upset with an ex girlfriend, shot and killed her and the RA and then decided to attack a specific classroom deliberately shooting a professor in the head and injuring and killing most everyone in that classroom at the time. For the area where I live it is a big deal because bunches of kids have in the past and are going there presently. I just saw on the news that one of the football guys from the area, had a former high school classmate that is among the victims. April 16th is just the first of many black marks in US history this week.
Further down this week is 2 incidents on the 19th(Thursday in 2007) seperated by 2 years, the destruction at Waco and the Oklahoma City bombings. Many people there lost their lives needlessly from 2 unstable people and their accomplices deciding to make a statement about themselves and our government, either way it was not needed and wanted in life. The Waco incident was compound full of people including women and kids. The Oklahoma City bombing involved a federal building that happened to house a daycare on the second floor in which many of the young little kids were among the dead as the entire front of the building was blown off.
Finally on the 20th (Friday in 2007) and also known as Hitler's birthday (main reason this day was chosen I do believe remembering to hear) was one of the other "big" school shootings as 2 high school students not happy at fitting in decided to take it out on classmates and a teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton CO. They killed 12 people before turning the guns on themselves after making "their" statement.
All I can say is can we say enough of these kinds of statements, we have enough enemies outside of our country's borders why are we turning on ourselves? What has happened to the world that I grew up in where schools were safehavens.....I am tired of holding my breathe waiting for the next statement. While we need to remember so history won't repeat, apparently we haven't learned the lesson for this week and it would be nice to obliterate this week from the calendars forever!
Please keep the families of this latest attack in Blacksburg (VA Tech) in your prayers especially those who will have to bury kids way too soon and before they could ever make a major mark on our society.