Sunday, December 9, 2007

Go to church, get shot.

There was a shooting today in my town. Apparently a gunman walked into one of those "mega" churches today and opened fired in the main foyer. The security guard returned fire and killed him.

Crazy.

I didn't even know about it because I spent the weekend as snow days. We were lucky enough to be blanketed with snow and we actually got quite a bit. I watched bad movie after bad movie today - all from the warmth of my bed. I heard about it when the phone calls started pouring in to make sure we were okay.

All my well wishes to the victims today. Although I always wish well the vicitms of everything horrible that happens everyday in our world, when it's literally down the street, it sits a little bit more on the forefront of my mind.

8 comments:

Jen said...

That's terrible! I'm glad that security guard was there.

hoping for a child said...

that's insane. it makes it all the more real hearing someone you know (ok, maybe just via the internet) was so close to it. when i lived in jerusalem during the height of all the bombings, we had a phone chain set up among friends so we could all check in every time a bus blew up. sick world we live in. glad you were warm and safe.

Morgan said...

People are fucking crazy in this world, seriously. Just like that crazy guy that shot those people at the mall in nebraska. My heart goes out to those people, I can only be thankful it wasnt my family. It teaches us that you NEVER know whats going to happen when you wake up every morning, and to be thankful to have your loved ones and tell them you love them everyday. I'm glad you guys are okay and home safe, away from all the crazy people packing heat. LOL

Driving With the Brakes On said...

Definitely a bad year to be a sheep in Ted Haggard's fold.

Our family is complete said...

It has been crazy with all the shootings. I makes you afraid to go anywhere anymore. It is just sad that all these innocent people are victims. I feel for them and their families. Glad you were all at home and safe.

Amy

KatieM said...

I saw that this morning on Fox News and I immediately thought about you! I wondered exactly how close it was...and if you knew anyone...

SaraS-P said...

I saw that on the news. Living in New Orleans, I hear about shootings all the time, but mass acts of violence in a non-violent setting are always shocking.

Glennformer said...

Who would imagine that an armed security guard would be needed in the foyer of a church? Sad, but glad someone was there to stop it before it got worse.