Thursday, March 19, 2009


Wow has our poor little town ever encountered alot in this past week. I am saddened by it all and can't help but wonder what is going to happen next and can we handle it? Last week (March 9th) we had three very well known and liked people in our town die. Joe and Theressa Knoell along with Theressa's son were all found dead in their home Monday morning. It was a double homicide/suicide and I think we were all saddened by it. I can not imagine being so depressed with life that I would kill my husband for one and my own child before killing myself. I just don't understand what people are thinking when they do this. On the following Sunday (March 15) a little girl in our Kindergarten class who passed away unexpectedly. She had special needs and her name was Miracle and she truly was a Miracle! At school we were saddened to hear this. Another blow came on Wednesday morning when an emergency staff meeting was held to inform us that one of our co-worker's son had killed himself the previous night. I couldn't help but just start to cry. I wanted to get back into my car and go home and be with my family. Five deaths in one week is a little too much to handle even if you don't know them all personally. I just ask that you please pray for our town and for those who are suffering. I know there is so much hurting and suffering going on in this world right now and can't help but think that if we all did a little more prayer that maybe some of it would go away. I know that I am sure praying a lot more these days than I have in the past and it makes me feel better :)
Have a great weekend! We are really looking forward to it as I have spring break all next week and we are getting out of town! YAY :) it couldn't have come at a better time. I will be sure and post pictures when we get back.