I was a bit delayed in finding out. I didn't log onto Twitter until mid-morning and it wasn't until a bit after that that I turned on the TV, specifically to hear more.
I think everyone's first initial thoughts are, why would someone do this?
That's a very good question and I'm not sure anyone specifically will ever know the answer.
I find comfort in knowing God certainly didn't do this.
I do find comfort in knowing so many will cling to him to be thankful for their loved ones as well as to lift families up who are a victim of this incident.
Having a child who has gone to Heaven has, of course, caused me to ask the question "why?"
Again, we may never know, but I do find comfort in knowing God knows why. It wasn't caused by evil, that is for certain.
I find comfort knowing that we will be reunited with Cohen. I find comfort knowing these families in Colorado have the opportunity to see their loved one again.
My heart aches thinking about people watching someone in that theater die, right in front of their eyes.
A few weeks ago, there was a shooting here. It was at a local Best Buy and believed to be g@ng related. A man was holding his ten year old daughter's hand and was hit by a stray bullet, in Best Buy. His daughter watched him die holding her hand. Unfathomable.
I think faith can make or break you. Don't get me wrong, if something happened to Knox & Sloane, I would be beside myself. I clearly haven't been in that position and I don't want to imagine how it would be. Though, having faith I'll see Cohen again probably got me to where I am today.
I saw this post being shared around Facebook and Twitter a few days ago. I read it and just cried. I cried because I can't imagine what she was feeling. She was ready to go and she thought she was. She had her two daughters with her.
This was her first post - http://aminiatureclaypot.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/so-you-still-think-god-is-a-merciful-god/
This is a follow up to the responses from the post - http://aminiatureclaypot.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/a-response-to-the-overwhelming-number-of-responses/
When situations like Colorado and the local Best Buy shooting arise, it always makes me ask myself, am I ready? I am. I still ask, though. It makes me pray for those to have faith that they can overcome tragedy and have faith they will see their loved one again. It makes me pray for everyone to be ready.