Saturday, January 8, 2011
Say a prayer for the gentle people of Tucson....
I have had a stomach virus today and spent the day resting and taking some extra vitamins C and orange juice. Late in the afternoon I coherent enough to hear about the shooting of Gabbie Gifford...congress woman from Arizona. When I heard it was the Safeway on Oracle I recognized that this was very close to my friend's Yarn Shop and close to her home. I called her and we were disconnected a couple of times...the lines were complex and involved but I was assure that Cyd and Matt were fine...just a little shaken like the rest of the community. My fever seems to make it all the more surreal... Nineteen people shot in about 8 seconds before he was tackled down to the ground and disarmed. I am still in a state of shock and hopefully in time the news will express the horror of this tragic event without making it a glorified movie of the week. May we all find peace in our homes tonight and pray for a complete recovery for those still hanging onto Life.
Lord make me an instrument of Peace.
Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart