Thanks Dave, (and I'm posting this to the list to thank all who have
expressed their sympathies)
It's always difficult to hear about young peoples lives ending so
prematurely, tragically, and most of all senselessly. It's especially
difficult when it happens so near.
With my oldest son off to college next year and my daughter getting her
drivers license two days ago. The thoughts of how difficult it is to
give them up to those inevitable life experiences and to let go of them
a little more each day, which we all have to do to reach our goal of
raising REAL people, certainly pales when compared to what the parents
of the shooting victims are going through.
Knowing that others care and are helping by the power of their thoughts
and prayers is comforting.
DT Gebhard wrote:
> Bud your letter to the triumph list brought tears to my eyes.I also have
> teenage daughters and everyday I hope that only good "life experiences" come
> their way. Our prayers are with you in CO.
> Dave Gebhard
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> To: Scott Kohl <email@example.com>
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> Date: Wednesday, April 21, 1999 22:27
> Subject: Re: Tragedy-No LBC content
> >Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. I work just a few miles from
> >the high school where the shootings took place so it was surreal to
> >watch it unfold. Although my two high schoolers go to another school I
> >have coworkers who have children who go there. Fortunately they are
> >physically OK but one had been sitting in the cafeteria, next to a girl
> >who was killed, five minutes before he went outside the building so
> >there are mental scars and the inevitable self-questioning and guilt of
> >why one survived and another didn't.
> >It was difficult as a parent to listen to the situation as it drug on so
> >nearby. I was literally sick to my stomach thinking of the heartache
> >that everyone was going through and it's difficult even now not to tear
> >up knowing what lies ahead for ALL the victims and their families.
> >Colorado is virtually a State that is in shock. One doesn't know what
> >to say and people can only shake their heads in disbelief. While we will
> >eventually move on it is a tragic event that we, and especially the kids
> >that were there, will live with the rest of our lives.
> >Many in Littleton and in the state of Colorado are very grateful for the
> >outpouring of support and offers of help from all parts of the country.
> >I can only ask that you pray, to whatever of form of God you have, for
> >the victims and their families. And finally give your kids a hug like I
> >did mine when I got home.
> >Scott Kohl wrote:
> >> Hi, all.
> >> Pardon for the bomb, but I want any Listers (and members of the RMTC)
> >> in the Denver area to know that that everyone who has family or
> >> friends that have been involved with the events in Littleton are in my
> >> thoughts and prayers (as well as the community at large). Though it
> >> may be presumptuous on my part, I hope I speak for the entire list in
> >> expressing this sentiment.
> >> Sincerely
> >> Scott D. Kohl