i never seem to be able to dissociate myself when tragedies occur like the one today at Virginia Tech. i become deeply deeply affected by these events. my stomach knots and my heart breaks for humankind. i become increasingly concerned with the state of the world we live in. i want to hold my own children close to me and never let them go....all the while knowing that someday i will have to. tears stream down my face when i think of the mothers and fathers who received phone calls from their children today...phone calls they worried might never come. i think of the families who never recieved the calls from their children...but rather recieved calls from an unfamiliar voice of authority. my head spins when i think of the confusion and terror these people experienced today.
today i pray.
today i weep.
today i grieve.
today i am broken for our world.