It's hard to find words that describe the shooting in Aurora, Colorado last week that claimed 12 lives including a six year old. An evil deed was committed in Colorado. We mourn with the families and friends of the victims.
In the midst of this tragedy, there were acts of heroism that saved lives. Three men died while protecting their girlfriends. Jonathan Blunk, Matthew McQuinn, and Alex Teves, all in their twenties, saved the lives of their girlfriends by shielding them with their bodies.
Also among the dead, was aspiring sportscaster Jessica Ghawi. Just a few weeks earlier she had escaped a mass shooting at a Canadian mall.Afterwards she wrote, "I say all the time that every moment we have to live our life is a blessing. So often I have found myself taking it for granted. Every hug from a family member. Every laugh we share with friends. Even the times of solitude are all blessings. Every second of every day is a gift. I know I truly understand how blessed I am for each second I am given."
Powerful words to live by. Life is fragile and precious, let's not take it for granted.
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