Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Virginia Tech Shootings

There aren't a whole lot of things to say about this incredible tragedy, but I'm writing because I find myself filled with some strange emotions, to say the least. Maybe writing will help sort it all out.

First, of course, I can't express enough my condolences for the families and friends of those who were murdered. The survivors will have a hard time ahead of them and my heart goes out to them. There are some folks there that are incredibly brave and I'm sure as time goes forward we'll hear more and more of their stories.

Why is this guy and his family on my mind so much? I pity his parents and family so much. How incredibly horrid to have raised someone capable of this type of action. Here's where my problem is and I'm putting on my asbestos undies, but how sad for this guy...He was so obviously in trouble and mentally ill -- people are coming out of the woodwork saying how they knew he was disturbed, but DIDN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT!!!! Wasn't there one single person who cared a little bit about this guy? Maybe with help and/or medication this could have been avoided. Instead, this kid fell through the cracks and now we have a national tragedy.

Anyway, those are my thoughts. Flame away...