Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Reflection

Regular Day
Monday, there was a tragedy in the heart of the nation and it hit close to home for me. There was a mass shooting at the Washington DC Navy Yard, in the very building my boyfriend works in. Twelve people died. Can you imagine?

For many of us, we wake up on Monday mornings dreading having to go back to work...although thankful to have a job. How many of us go to work on Monday mornings thinking that we'll never return home again? Can you imagine?

I received a text from my boyfriend saying there was a shooting in his building but he was fine. I turned the radio on only to hear that this was still a live situation and that people were being shot at left and right. I text him back...and I don't hear anything for another two hours. Can you imagine what a long two hours that was?

Monday
During times like this, when horrendous things happen, it really makes me reflect on so many things about life. So many thoughts racing through my head, questions about whether I've done all I could with my life up to now, so many what if's, so many reflections....

But, during this time I can't help but reflect on God. Reflect on who He is; how great He is; the many outcomes that could have happened, but didn't; His protection; and His love. It grounds me. It encourages me to trust Him more and more. It strengthens my faith!

During this time of chronicling my life events, I want to take the time to say I'm praying for the 12 families affected by this tragedy. My boyfriend hadn't made it to work yet, so glory be to God he didn't have to go through the ordeal, but many of his colleagues did. Life is short enough and tomorrow isn't promised to anyone. These are praying times and I pray that God be with them and with us all.

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8 comments

  1. Wow, is all I can say! A covering of prayer and protection is needed everyday! It's such a sad event and I am praying for the families as well. So thankful that y'all are safe and well!

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    1. You are so right Tasha. It just hits a spot in my heart to even think about it! It is a sad event and despite the fact that we're both safe, I can't help but think of those families and what they must be going through. My heart definitely goes out to them.

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  2. My goodness! So glad to know he is safe! I can only imagine how you've been feeling even still. It would have shaken me up pretty bad, especially not hearing from my loved one for hours at a time that day. Just another reminder that we must continuously keep each other in prayer! Love ya'll!!!

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  3. Wow! So GLAD he is safe! I can only imagine the sadness he may have for other co workers. I pray for the families!

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    1. Yes...it is an unfortunate incident for all involved. I can't understand senseless acts like these. I never will.

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  4. Glad you & your boyfriend are safe!
    You have a wonderful blog!! I'm your newest GFC follower from the “I Love My Post“ blog hop - this is my blog if you wanted to follow back: godsgrowinggarden.com
    Thanks
    Angie

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    1. Thanks Angelique! I'm glad that we've both been unscathed. I appreciate the follow and will be sure to check you out as soon as possible!!

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  5. I am so happy your boyfriend was fine. It was a sad day. My son is military and in DC. I called right away to make sure he was okay too, and he was.

    Sad, sad event. :(

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