Saturday, July 21, 2012

Colorado Tragedy

Events like this make you reflect and try to enjoy life a little bit more. Last night Ronda and I went for a short hike and sat outside the rig, had a fire pit and a cloudless sky and talked...

As I sit here in the rig this morning watching the news, I watched some interviews of people who survived because somebody else sheltered them from the bullets. A teenage girl who’s boyfriend, a military vet, pushed her to the ground because unlike others in the theater he knew what was happening so he pushed her down and then covered her with his body as bullets flew by and he died saving her life. Watching that interview brought me to tears and I’m not ashamed to say I cried for awhile. Imagine how she feels now, the joy to be alive, the guilt that her boyfriend isn’t, her life and the life many more than were in that theater are changed forever.

A young lady just missed getting shot in another tragedy but died in this one and it makes you wonder why?? Pondering that will yield nothing but you learn of the people who became victims that night and you see the sheer loss that one person can cause. You wonder what can go so wrong in a persons mind that he would plan and execute with utter calm the destruction of so many lives.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families, I’m reaching out to colleagues I do business with in Aurora to make sure they’re ok and praying none of them were in that theater.

We have family coming over today and tomorrow, I’m going to hug them a little bit longer than usual…

6 comments:

kcgaz said...

Erik - I agree and find it very hard to get my head around why something like this happens. We all need to hug the ones we love a little longer!

JOJO said...

So much of this is going on. I also feel for the families and friends. So sad.

Diana said...

Katie and I were talking about it too Erik. She's only 17 but isn't too young to realize that no where is safe anymore. And we too wondered what goes through the mind of someone like that when if one of us accidentally hits a bird while driving we freak out.
There's nothing I can tell her except to be careful and that I love her.
Love Di ♥

TexCyn said...

It's very sad. I have to say though that I admire the way you & Rhonda seem to respect each other.

Andrew Kraft said...

We're about 30 minutes from where the tragedy occurred. Just thought you'd like to know that the community is healing and moving forward. I don't think you ever move on from something like this, but definitely you can more forward.

It is events like these which remind us to hug a little longer.

Andrew
Mattress Insider

Erik's RV Blog * said...

Andrew - Thank you for the update, my sister in law was in a tragedy much like this 12 years ago, it affects her to this day.

Have a Happy New Year