Two years ago, the world changed irreparably.
My son Chris—my only child—was a student at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007. He was never in harm's way, thank God, because on that particular morning he had afternoon classes. If the shooter had chosen a different day . . .
I think of the laughter that has been silenced. I think of the stories that will never be told, the landscapes that will never be painted, and the children who will never be born.
Today, my slice of the blogosphere is about the unspeakable cost of that day. Please read every name. Think a good thought for them. Pray that God continues to give their families strength:
Ross Abdallah Alameddine
Christopher James "Jamie" Bishop
Daniel Perez Cueva
Mathew Gregory Gwaltney
Rachael Elizabeth Hill
Emily Jane Hilscher
Matthew La Porte
Henry J. Lee
Mary Karen Read
Waleed Mohammed Shaalan
They are Virginia Tech.