Friday, July 20, 2012

Grateful

These are 4 of our teen-age grandkids, Calib, Elyse, Kellie, and Cameron.  They live in Aurora, Colorado.  Last night, Calib went to the midnight movie with his girlfriend.  We’re very, very grateful they chose a different theater than James Holmes did.  They’re all ok.  But they still don’t know about all their friends.  Our hearts go out to all of the families affected by the senseless tragedy in Aurora, which pretty much means all families, because today everyone is more afraid to let their kids go the movies.  And kids are scared to let their parents go.

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Today was a stay at home and catch up with ourselves day. Jim took all the laundry and I did the usual house cleaning.

Jim grilled some very yummy chicken for lunch and I slaved over the microwave making potatoes and vegetables.

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We’ll get back to the sightseeing tomorrow.

8 comments:

Donna K said...

So glad your grandson was not involved in that tragedy. So sad for all of those folks that were. Can't help but wonder what goes through people's heads.

Judy and Emma said...

Scary day in Colorado. Glad your folks are safe.

Elaine said...

glad all your family is safe...so sad for all the families that were affected..have a super weekend

Hembree said...

Takes my breath away...so happy that Calib went to a different theater...

hobopals said...

Glad Calib is okay. No words can express the sorrow I feel for those who lost loved ones in such an unnecessary tragedy. Makes one wonder what has happened to this country.

Personally, I think violence on TV, the news, and in the games kids play from the time they are little should accept part of the responsibility. You just need a kid who is a little unstable, feed him violence until he's immune to it--and his brain leads him to commit a crime like this.

Most of us remember Psycho--the beginning of the "real life horror movies". I was scared to death to shower and had nightmares for weeks. I watched it recently and couldn't believe how little violence was actually shown. Have I become immune? If so, think how desensitized kids are by the time they are in their teens, these days.

Again, my heart goes out to those who lost loved ones. Lives changed forever.

Darrell and Judy Patterson said...

Sad day in Colorado. Sad day in the United States. Glad your loved ones are all okay. Our hearts and prayers go out to those who have lost loved ones in this senseless violence.

Eileen said...

So glad your family is safe!
Nice to see you posting again, have missed reading your blog.

Randy and Terry said...

My goodness! I cannot imagine how you felt when you heard the news this morning. We rejoice with you that your precious grandkids are okay. We also share in the sorrow that we all feel because of this tragic event. There are no words to express the shock, horror and grief.