Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Virginia Tech Tragedy

Western Virginia is one of the prettiest places on the face of the earth. During our years in West Virginia, several travels to the south took us through western Virginia. On two occasions while traveling in western Virginia, we stopped off at Blacksburg.

Blacksburg, Virginia is postcard pretty; a hamlet of hills and hollars that has to be one of the most beautiful spots on the earth during autumn.

So how can a spring day on the university campus located in Blacksburg turn so tragic? How can the beauty of the Blacksburg typography fade into the darkness that enveloped the quaint Virginia Tech campus yesterday?

I couldn't help but think, as I watched the gripping coverage of yesterday's tragedy, of the families most deeply touched by the heinous act.

This morning, as I'm sure you already have, remember before the Lord the families most affected. Remember the classmates who witnessed unspeakable horror. Remember a campus wrapped in grief. And remember, give your own kids an extra-special-long hug this morning when you drop them off for school.