Thursday, November 05, 2009

God Bless Fort Hood

Tonight as I write this entry, my heart is sad.

One month ago today, we drove out of the very gates at Fort Hood that have been seen all over the world. We may have left Fort Hood physically, but it remains very much a part of our lives.

I still can't believe that there was this horrific tragedy there. I cannot believe one of our own has killed. I am sad and I am angry.

I have spent much of the afternoon/evening on the phone with my family there. Yes, I said family. One of the blessings of being in the military is acquiring all the extended family. And tonight, someone hurt my family.

I talked to my friends who were separated from their kids for hours. I talked to my friends who were in lock down in different buildings. I cannot imagine their fear, I just know the fear I had in my heart and in my soul.

The boys were worried about their friends. One who got home at 8:28 p.m., that's insane!!!

I will not give any attention to the jerk who did this, there will be plenty anyway from the media.

When the names of the victims are released, I will honor them.

To my Fort Hood heart, my thoughts, my soul is with you tonight.


Celeste said...

Keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers... my heart breaks for everyone affected by this horrible tragedy.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this post! I'm up tonight still sorting this out in my head. My heart is broken for these Families.

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Jess said...

WHen I heard about this on the news this morning... I immediately thought of your family Nadine.... and then I remembered you guys had moved....

But I was still saddened that someone could/would do something like this to the men and women there who defend our country.

My heart and prayers go out to all the victims and their families. It is a tragedy indeed.

I am also thankful that you and the kids and your hubby were not there, and are ok considering....