Shock and Horror

  1. Yvonne says:

    My brother is living down there with my Niece and Nephew. They are 10 miles from the disaster and I was devastated until I finally heard they were all okay. I’m usually one of those people who can watch the news footage of a disaster and really not be too disturbed, but then I’ll start to cry when I see a hurt dog or a lost cat. (as you can guess, hearing about the horse farm being destroyed was tough for me) but when I saw the school footage my heart stopped. There are no words…I gave my son an extra hug when I put him to bed and knew that I too, would be one of the parents trying to pull an entire building apart to find my child…

    • suburbanturmoil says:

      I still can’t believe it happened. The last six months are proof that even our elementary schools aren’t impenetrable, whether it’s by “bad guys” or nature.

  2. Kimberly says:

    I have been watching the news and I cannot belive how much has been destroyed and all of the people who have lost their lives. Its such a sad thing that has happened. I live in Fairview,Tn. and right now it looks horrible outside..I just hope and pray that we do not get the same devastation as Oklahoma.

  3. Melissa says:

    There were tears over here too at the news of the schools. You hope and you hope and you hope they all came through okay…that they got out or there was a shelter or something…and then the official word comes and oh god…and if you’re a parent that makes it even worse because you can’t help but have flashes of picturing yourself in that situation. Part of me wants to be mad that they kept the parents away from the school – God knows I’d be going ballistic trying to get to my kids – but the rescuers have to be able to do their jobs effectively and safely. I cannot imagine having to stand by and wait in the face of all that devastation.

    • suburbanturmoil says:

      I know. It’s awful– but you’re right. The parents probably would have done more harm than good. They needed power tools to get to get to the kids that survived.

  4. Kelley says:

    It’s definitely a “sucker punch” right to your heart as a parent bc even though you may have your child in your lap as you see these type of news stories, you can physically feel that second of panic and pain as you think “that could be my child”. The ppl of OK are definitely on my heart and in my prayers.

    • suburbanturmoil says:

      Yes, that’s exactly it. I can feel other parents’ pain in a way I’ve never been able to feel it before- particularly when my child has been in the same situation.

  5. It is awful. Even though I’m far away from Oklahoma I’m looking for ways to help and donate to them. Know of any?

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