Yes, Donna Barker, I call it a drill because the threat didn’t actually take place. We lived it as though it was real, as though it could take place, but since it did not we lived the most real-life drill of our lives to date.
I’m pretty sure we all lost a piece of our minds too. ;-)
Hi William! Thanks for such a thoughtful response. We have yet to find a solution for these heartbreaking events. I appreciate your statistics too, although the ones I found were different, significantly higher.
There are many unexpected ways life can be over in an instant.
Steve Campbell, what a heartbreaking account. I can’t imagine what you are going through. I am amazed at how close your description is to the very things happening with my own mother. You’ve used the same terms and the same descriptions. Her wounds, hematomas, and ulcers repeat in her lower left leg. I’ll be following and praying. Keep fighting, Donna!
Michael, you’ve touched on something I haven’t heard related to this subject yet. The value of life. It’s something so many have forgotten or discarded.
I continue to believe that politics don’t have a place here.
Common sense, decency, the value of life, knowing right from wrong….
Thanks for reading and praying, Janice! I have no idea how we got here, or why some people choose this as a solution to their pain, but prayers for something better are likely the best defense of all.
I covet that blanket of protection you’ve initiated and extend it as far as it will reach.
Peggy, I can imagine how quickly you reached for the phone, grasping for knowledge, knowing this tragedy struck your grandkid’s school. I can’t imagine living the fear had occurred and not knowing if your loved ones were okay. So glad yours are safe. It sounds like the skills and lockdown drills served their purpose. It’s a sad state of affairs that…
Yes, a whole new set of fears come out when we consider the next generation. Where will we be then? Will we find a solution? Will the problem worsen. I shudder to think about what my grandkids will have to deal with. I’m having a hard enough time believing our kids have to deal with this fear.