Saturday, July 21, 2012

Prayers for Colorado

Such sad news from Colorado. As many of you know I have children and grandchildren living in Colorado just 30 miles from the tragedy.
As a parent you shelter your children from danger and do your best to keep them safe. They grow up and leave the nest for their choice of careers. One of mine was a first responder in this tragedy. He was in the theater on Friday and at the shooters apartment today. Watching your son on CNN can be intense.
Please pray for all those involved and their families of this beautiful state.


25 comments:

Sherri B. said...

Little did I know that I was praying for your son...and for the loved ones that were worried about their family members working to make the apartment safe to go in to.

I will pray, as many others are for you and your son, it will be so difficult in the future to come to terms with all of this horror.

Please keep us updated as you are able.

Big hugs to you my friend. xoxo

Pam said...

Always in our prays, and how thankful we are to have such courageous people who see the work they do as only their job. May the families of those who had their lives taken be blessed and have love and peace poured out upon them.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Very upsetting, Debby. I will pray for the victims and for your son who has to have been affected by the horror of being at the scene.

NanaDiana said...

I can't think about this mess without bawling, Debby. God bless all of them and your son and his co-workers, too. xo Diana

Shirley said...

Hi Debby, I will pray for your son. The nightmares that this person caused so many families and will people ever know why. I read that he had planned it for several months, but why? Prayers to you and your family. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Oh my gosh, how horrific for your son to be on the scene. What a senseless tragedy.

Julia said...

Debby, It really hits home when our friends and our loves one are involved. I'm praying for your son's safety and also for the post emotional effect of this senseless act and for all those involved, victims, families, friends. We never know when our hour will come.

Peace my friend.
Hugs, JB

Cozy Little House said...

I'm sure your heart is in your throat watching him. Yes, this is a monumental tragedy.
Brenda

Grammy Goodwill said...

This was such a horrific tragedy. It was such a senseless act that we will never understand. I will pray for your son and others like him as well as the victims' families.

Kimberly said...

such a terrible tragedy. Thinking of you and your son today.

Loretta said...

Oh Debbie, this is such a tragic thing! Yes, my thoughts and prayers to you, your son and family! What goes through a sick mind that would make one do this kind of carnage? What a world we live in today... violence abounds!
Warm and Tender Hugs

Creative Breathing said...

Debby! Yes! That is exactly who I spent the afternoon talking to. Skip and his lovely wife. Soooooo many wonderful stories he told! I enjoyed myself so much because of them! E

Claudia said...

I can't imagine how hard this must have been for your son. Bless him and his courage.

xo
Claudia

Nan said...

It's such a horrible thing and seems to be happened more these days. I read some of the comments posted on the Yahoo news about this and it was shocking how many people liked this happening, sick.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We are still praying. My heart goes out to everyone there. Hugs to you, my friend!

Privet and Holly said...

Oh my goodness. So
thankful for courageous
people like your son. I
can not imagine going
into a scene like that he
must have found at the
theater or in the apartment
of the perpetrator. Sending
prayers for him and for
you, as you sit on the side-
lines and watch your brave
son!!

xo Suzanne

bj said...

Like PRIVET AND HOLLY, I am thankful for the courageous people like your son that takes on such a heroic role. Bless your heart, Debby....you did a wonderful job of raising your boy.
hugs, bj

Debby Steele said...

Debby,
Thanks for sharing this is so sad. Your son is in my prayers.
Deb

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Debby,
The worst nightmare that could ever happen at a movie theater. Such a tragedy. I will of course keep him and all the response team members and victims in my prayers.
Big hugs, Elizabeth

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I cannot even begin to imagine....Prayers for your son's heart to be strong and prayers for the families of such a senseless act.

When I saw the image of the father crying, I lost it. It brought back a flood of memories of having been told that our child was gone. The pain is horrific.

((hugs))

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Debby, I did think of your family, since you speak of them so often. Words fail me, but pray that everyone in Colorado knows that we have all of them in our hearts. Love, Penny

Isabelle Thornton said...

This is so sad. Makes me want to cry. Sometimes things don't look real. I can't imagine losing a child. How can anyone go through this. Love you. Hope your son is ok. Such a trauma for him too.

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Thank you for the reminder that we need to pray for the police officers and others who have to deal with all the aftermath of this horrible situation. I will add them to my prayers. Blessings to your son for what is is doing to help and to you as well!

Lynn

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Honey I can not image you watching your dear sweet son on TV during this horrific senseless tragedy.
Thank God your son is okay but I know that dealing with this has to be just too much. Just the things I dealt with in law enforcement haunt me so I can only imagine your son dealing with this. I will keep him and everyone in my prayers.
Of course you are always in them.
In answer to your question how did I ever work with all I do now. You have asked a question I have been asking for quite some time now. Don't have the answer but I keep hoping things will slow down at least enough where I can post sometime and check on my sweeties.
Let's chat again soon.
Love
Maggie

Pam @ Frippery said...

Just read your post Debby. I am surely praying for your son and all involved. You should be so proud of the selfless service your son gives everyday to those in desperate circumstances.