Hello my dear readers,
Tonight I am going to take a respite from my usual Friday post series to commemorate a tragedy that occurred this week at a high school located about 20 minutes from my house.
This tragedy was the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting, in which 17 individuals where shot and killed on February 14, 2018.
On the day when most would celebrate and appreciate their loved ones, many will remember this day as the loss of someone dear to them, and that pain will tug at their hearts for the rest of their lives.
This post is dedicated to those 17 who have become dear to our hearts this week:
Alyssa Alhadeff, 14
Scott Beigel, 35
Martin Duque Anguiano, 14
Nicholas Dworet, 17
Aaron Feis, 37
Jaime Guttenberg, 14
Chris Hixon, 49
Luke Hoyer, 15
Cara Loughran, 14
Gina Montalto, 14
Joaquin Oliver, 17
Alaina Petty, 14
Meadow Pollack, 18
Helena Ramsay, 17
Alex Schachter, 14
Carmen Schentrup, 16
Peter Wang, 15
To the surviving students and faculty, and to the suffering family and friends:
I am not going to tell you that “your pain has a purpose”, that “it will get easier”, that “time heals all”, that “all things work together for good”, that “they are in a better place”.
Your pain is deep. It is inestimable. It is incomparable to any other pain.
And all you can do is feel it.
But take comfort in the fact that you are not feeling it alone.
In your suffering, we suffer with you.
In your loss, we are burdened with you.
In your mourning, we mourn with you.
And your tears are mingled with none other than our own.
May the peace of the Lord give you rest in your restlessness.
May the strength of the Lord hold you in your weakness.
May the reassurance of the Lord give you hope beyond hope.
Here is the Fox News article for further reading: In Loving Memory