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Friday, April 29, 2016

Soulful Friday. Not such a happy story.

What touched my soul this week.

Wish my post was more positive but this is the truth for me this week.

I thought about this topic for the week early in the week, but no one knows what the day will bring.

This beautiful granddaughter called me later this week with news that one of her friends, that she went to high school with, was shot and killed by her husband on Sunday.
Husband aimed a gun at her head and pulled the trigger saying
"I did not know it was loaded."
He was a sharp shooter in the military and even I, knowing nothing about weapons, know the first rule is to never point a gun at someone knowing it is loaded or not.
My gd and her friend had been good friends in high school but each chose different colleges to attend and her friend had quit college 2 years ago to get married.
This gd had just seen her friend last week at the grocery with her brand new baby that she was still nursing.
She was bubbling over with love and happiness at her life.
Gd was sobbing and so frustrated at how life happens and things can make you feel so helpless.
Empathy overtook me and I cried with her as I knew her friend, Amelia also.
Empathy for all involved, the friend and family, my gd and our daughter, faced with helping her daughter try to understand.
A tiny baby's mother gone, father in jail and entire community faced with such horror.
Young folks are always looking for answers and the "why" question came up.
She lives in another city and I wanted to take her in my arms and just hug and love her because I have no answers for her.
I do not ask that question anymore because I am finally at an age where I know God did not cause this and free will is at the center of all these questions.
My heart and soul mourns for all involved and without faith I would feel hopeless.
I was touched by how many horrors occur to men and/or women who have been in the military.
Loving Father help us keep peace in our
hearts and soul.
Linking to Soulful Friday

1 comment:

Suzy Mae said...

I am so very sorry for all involved in this horrible tragedy. It all seems so nonsensical but like you I believe God weeps with us in our grief. That poor, sweet baby left without either parent, it brings tears to my eyes. I pray for the father too. What would drive someone to such an act? It's incomprehensible, yet I can't imagine his state of mind right now. He must be in anguish at what he's done :(