Monday, April 16, 2007

Such a sad day.

I sit here in disbelief listening to the news about the shootings at Virginia Tech. I cannot even imagine the anguish that the parents of the students who were killed or injured are going through.

I can't fathom what goes through the mind of a gunman who opens fire on innocent people who just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. From what we hear from the news, this was a case of his girlfriend being unfaithful. Now over 30 people are dead. I am really having a hard time with this. VA Tech is about a 30 minute drive from where I live. My son and I were up there last week during Easter break just looking around the town. I would never have imagined that one week later such a tragedy would strike.

This comes on the heels of other difficult news this past week. On Easter day, my stepmother had two strokes. She was taken to the hospital and they ran dozens of tests and determined she needed to exercise and eat better. She is recupperating nicely at home now, but it still worries me that another stroke could happen at any time.

My DH's best friend drove himself to the hospital last Thursday after feeling pains in his chest. He first went to his family Dr. who told him probably nothing to worry about. fortunately he didn't agree and went to the emergency room. He was admitted immediately. Testing found one of his coratic arteries 50% blocked and the other 99% blocked. He was just a few hours away from a heart attack. He had open heart surgery today and Dr.s say it went well and he should be 100% in a few months. Did I mention that he is only 44 and in very good shape?

On a happier note, I was visiting a friend Saturday and she was showing me the dress her daughter was wearing to Prom. The dress was originally made for my friend to wear to her Prom in 1981 by her mother. Her daughter decided that she wanted to wear the same dress. Of course, they made some alterations to bring it up to date. But, I think it is the most wonderful thing in the world for her daughter to want to wear it and it is absolutely gorgeous. Lavendar silk with a lavendar floral chiffon overlay.


Candy said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog. It so is nice to "meet you". I am sorry to hear about your step mom and your friend..I hope they will both be in complete good health very soon. I will say a little prayer for them right now..
Im also so sad to hear about Virginia Tech. I heard about it when I turned on CNN at lunch.
I dont know exactly where that university is in VA but my brother and sister in law live in Richmond, VA. (Im from Canada)
Yes, it is just horrible news. It breaks my heart too. I will praying for the families for sure.
Thanks for coming by and please come by again anytime :)
Your friend,

Karen said...

Hi! Thank you for visiting me today!
I agree, it is such a tragedy. I didn't know about it until about an hour ago. Such evil in this world.
I enjoyed looking around your site! My Dad also used to love the pickled eggs like yours.
Hope to "see" you again!

Jodi said...

((LBP)) this is a tragic day for many! Hope your mother is doing better. And what a blessing your DH's best friend ignored his doctor's advice and went to the hospital!

What a precious memory for mother and daughter to share a special dress. Very sweet!