April 16, 2007

Virginia Tech Tragedy

Today's tragedy at Virginia Tech hit close to home. The campus is close to mine and hubby's home place, southern West Virginia. Even closer, my brother-in-law visits the campus up to three times weekly for work and.......he was there at 7:45 this morning. He saw the police, the SWAT teams, the scared and confused students. He left shortly there after (thank goodness). However, he is more often than not in the engineering building. The very building where so many innocent students perished. He is having a hard time dealing with just how close he was to it all. He said the experience has been extremely sobering. I can only imagine. I told him that we're all extremely thankful that the good Lord was watching over him. After all, we are in no way ready to let him go. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to each family member and friend who have touched by this tragedy. My heartfelt thanks also goes to Lord for not letting more perish.

While reading my favorite blogs today, I came across this on Susie Pie's blog and found it interesting:

This week is historically notorious for bad events:
April 15, 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln dies from assasin's bullet
April 18, 1983 - A suicide bomber destroys the US embassy in Beirut killing 63.
April 19, 1993 - 81 people die in the Branch Dividian fire
April 19, 1995 - The Oklahoma City bombing kills 168
April 20, 1889 - Adolf Hitler was born.
April 20, 1999 - The Columbine High School massacre, 12 people died


  1. We are praying for all touched by this. I have sat here with tears this morning watching the students talk. The timeline is very interesting.

  2. I'm just 25 minutes up the road... and I'm still trying to fathom how this happened here... in SW VA... in Blacksburg....

    it's all so very very sad...

    i'm glad that your brother-in-law was safe.... :)

  3. Don't tell me that...I am freaked out about my week enough as it is!

  4. Thankful that your brother in law is safe. Such a tragedy in our nation. Just shows the heart of man that so desperately needs to be redeemed through a relationship with Jesus.
    Interesting timeline.


  5. a very strange coincidence...


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