California lost four police officers yesterday in a senseless murder spree by a parolee in Oakland. Three men died and one remains on life support pending organ donation. I am especially sad and scared when officers lose their lives in the line of duty because my son is a peace officer. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends, and fellow officers these men left behind.
Then I sat down to write my blog tonight and read that a plane carrying children from California to a ski vacation in Montana had crashed and all 17 people onboard perished. Twelve children are believed to be among the dead. How terribly sad. (Update Monday: the morning news lists 7 children and 7 adults on the plane.)
While we enjoyed another goofy day here at home, I just can’t seem to put the words together to write about it. It is hard to be funny when your heart aches. I’ll tell you about it tomorrow.
A couple of sweet things I can share from today are…
Emily got Banning to give her a high five, the new trick he learned yesterday.
And Amanda leaves in the morning for her 6th grade trip to Westminster Woods. Here she is saying goodbye to Aidan. Have a great time on your trip Mandy! Take lots of pics. (and wear your socks!)
Take care all, and say a prayer for the people who are hurting tonight.