Wednesday, April 18, 2007

In Shock

On Monday a friend called. Randy answered the phone and came to find me, saying we need to turn the TV on. There's something going on in Blacksburg. I sat here in stunned disbelief as I watched the horrific scene taking place in my hometown. As someone else put it, I can't stand to watch it on TV and yet I can't stand NOT to. I'm just heartbroken for everyone involved.

11 comments:

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Our world is a great place to live most days and just a few days it is not so nice.

I was very happy when my son came home (from college) to have dinner with the family.

Juliann said...

it has been a hard week - so much pain and grief - you are not alone in your shock

Helen said...

My sympathies go out to you. Home towns are a special place in your heart. I'm sorry someone has done such an awful thing.

Connie said...

We are stunned when we hear this kind of news...at how anyone could act out in this violent way...yet we must go forward. I am sympathetic with you that this hidious deed happened in your hometown. The nation is united in prayer and concern. What a sad day for the town, the school, and for everyone who is trying to come to grips with it. My heart is heavy for the victims/families.

meggie said...

Oh Angie, I feel for you so much. Be comforted that others are thinking of you, with love!
((((((0)))))) Hugs, & love across the cyberspace!
Meg

Pilar said...

I feel much the happened thing in Virginia and the facilities of the NASA. My support to all the affected people. Pilar from Spain

Shelina said...

{{{Hugs}}} I can't imagine something like that happening anywhere, much less your hometown. I hope you were able to turn away from the tv. I've done that several times - Desert Storm, 9/11. Sometimes it seems like living in ignorant bliss is the way to go.

Angela said...

Hope you are okay.
hugs

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Sending prayers for strength and comfort. It's like our human hearts are just too fragile for this world sometimes. Our Pastor told us yesterday (he was in Blacksburg for many, many years) that it's impossible to separate VT from Blacksburg and vice versa. Healing hugs are being sent your way today...

Finn said...

Oh Angie, I'm so terribly sorry to hear that happened in your home town. In anybody's home town for that matter.
Sending love and as many hugs as you can use. I'll keep you and Randy in my thoughts and prayers, Hugs, Finn

Darlene said...

Are you ok? I miss you!