Thursday, November 5, 2009

My heart is filled with sadness

As many of you know there was a mass shooting on Ft Hood, TX this afternoon. As some of you know our son is stationed at Ft Hood. We have gotten a text message from him that he is fine but as you can imagine very busy right now. We are grateful beyond words that he was not harmed. But our hearts are heavy with sadness for the dead, the wounded, and their families. When your child becomes a soldier the Army becomes part of your extended family. I am in a deep state of shock and almost unbearable grief with this tragedy that touches our family so closely.

29 comments:

SueBeads said...

Oh thank God he's ok. I feel for you and your family and for your son.

Nena's Art & Designs said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this tragedy. My heart goes out to the victims and their families. I'm glad to hear that your son is o.k. I live by Fort Bliss and soldiers are a large part of our community, I understand your feelings completely.

Katie said...

I am glad to hear that your son is OK. I went to school in Georgetown, which isn't that far from Ft Hood (a lot of my friends would go dancing with guys from Ft Hood)...It's such a big important part of north central Texas...I can't believe it happened, either.

SharonP said...

So happy for your son that he is well, but very sad for those who lost their lives. Hugs and prayers.

Mountaindreamers said...

you and your son are in our prayers and those who lost their family , such senseless betrayal. Laura

No Easy Beads said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and all the families at Fort Hood.

Judy said...

Leanne,my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thank God you heard from you son and he is ok.

sundownbeaddesigns said...

so glad to hear that your son was not harmed...so sad to hear of such tragic happenings, it weighs heavy on so many hearts

Doreen said...

This event is so tragic and so sad. My prayers go out to all those involved.

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

It is such a tragedy, so sad and devasting for everyone.
I'm glad your son is allright. Our prayers are with you all.

kelleysbeads said...

God bless our service men & women who serve our country. I'm thankful your son is safe. My prayers are with you and all the other families touched by this horrible event.

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

LeAnn I'm relieved to hear that your son is okay, I didn't know he was at Ft Hood. Sometimes things seems so wacky in this world. I hope you will be okay too. I'm thinking about you!

Cristi-2 If By Sea said...

leann, i am so glad your son was not harmed. i'm very sorry to hear of this tragedy. your family is in my prayers...

sharon said...

As soon as I heard of it I instantly thought of you and your family....so glad your son is good. I struggle to even watch or think of this incident, I cannot comprehend it, and I am so sad. You and your family are in my heart.

stregata said...

Oh LeAnn, I am so shocked! I am so glad to hear your son is alright! I don't understand alot of this world these days - the senseless violence, the cruelty, fanatic beliefs; what has happened to people?
I so feel for you and those touched by this tragedy.

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Oh, LeAnn! I am so glad he is alright. I can only imagine your worry for him. My heart goes out to those who lost family and friends. What a sad time.

sasha and max said...

What a worrying and terrible time for you all - so glad to hear that your son is OK. A very sad and shocking day.. Vicki

Marie Cramp said...

I had not heard about the shooting, maybe because I am in Canada or maybe because I don't watch much TV, but I sure am glad your son is ok. My first husband was in the military and so I understand. I almost lost my mind with worry when he went away and eventually I just could not take it any more. I went into such a deep depression that I had to leave or I would have died. To this day I always have him in my thoughts whenever I look at the paper and see a fallen soldier.
I pray your son will remain safe and come home to you.
Hugs
Marie

TesoriTrovati said...

How tragic the loss. And even more tragic the circumstances that lead to the shooters deadly decision.

My heart goes out to you LeAnn. I will be praying for your son and all those in the military that they may stay safe and out of harms way, no matter where they are stationed. I hope that your son will come home to you soon.

Much love to you.
Erin

SummersStudio said...

Many thanks to all of you for your support. It is truly appreciated as we wait to hear how our son is coping over the next few days.

Silver Parrot said...

I'm only just now getting caught up on my blog reading to discover how this terrible event touched your family so personally. Thank God your son is out of immediate danger and my fervent prayers for you all and the entire comuunity in the wake of this tragedy.

Gardanne said...

LeAnne I am so sorry for what you and your family must be going through right now. I thought about those poor soldiers and families all day, and it made me so mad that the place they felt the most safe was violated. I hope they know how much I respect the sacrifices they make for us all.

Barbara said...

When our sons and daughters join the military to fight for our cause and freedoms it's unimaginable that they would be killed by "friendly" fire in the U.S.! I am so glad that your son escaped physical harm, even though I know he has not escaped the psychological harm of losing those around him.

Cindy said...

LeAnn, what a relief that your son was not harmed! I cannot imagine what your family has gone through these last few days. I'm so sorry though for what he is going through and for those that were lost in such a horrible tragedy.
Cindy

quiltingjewel39 said...

I am so glad your son is OK - I will keep him in my prayers. We have been praying for the victims and their families. My son was in the Navy in a sub and a diver and I know the stress-oh yeah -really hard for a mother. Keep the faith and the prayers.

maryharding said...

LeAnn, my thoughts are with you. I have a heavy heart thinking of Ft. Hood. So sad. I am glad your son is ok but he must be having a hard time with this. I am glad you let us know so we can send you helpful words.

Lisa ( nickname "L" ) said...

What a horrible ordeal for all the people involved. Such a tragedy and so senseless in every way! I hope you will be ok and I am so glad your son was spared.

Erin said...

So sorry to hear of this news, Leann. But so Glad to hear your son was not harmed. Best to you and your family, now and always.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Dearest Kindred Sister,

Please forgive my tardiness in sending you my thoughts, love and a huge Bloglandian Sister hug!! We just returned from out trip to the States. We spend most of the time without internet so I have been so behind on keeping up with everyone's lives.

My heart goes out to you dearest sister. Although I can't walk in your shoes I do understand the pain and shock that you are feeling!! Try to take just one day at a time and please be ever so patient with yourself and the many feelings of grief, relief, and pain you are feeling!! Everyone heals in their own way and in their own time, but I promise you will heal.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help dear sister. I will keep both you and your family (especially your son) in my thoughts.

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.