Friday, June 06, 2014
...Would appreciate prayers.... Very difficult day yesterday and still much emotional and physical trauma at Seattle Pacific University where my daughter is a science major. My DD was in library studying with her biology group and were locked in safe room for 2 hours until SWAT could clear all rooms and assure safety. She texted me right after the shooting obviously very scared as they did not know anything except that this time it was not a drill.
My DH and I had just gotten back from SPU where we had gone to get an antibiotic for our DD as she has been running a 102 temp all week while studying for finals and writing papers. We left her there at the library studying and received her text about 20 minutes after we got home.
The building on campus where there was a shooting is one that she has classes in as she is a science and technology major. We are very thankful that she is safe and unharmed but saddened at the death and injuries. SPU is a small private college and everyone is hurting and emotionally stressed.
Never expect this kind of thing to happen...
Appreciate your continued prayer as students and staff and families are all effected in different ways and students are in the midst of finals and seniors are to graduate this next week. All is on hold for our DD says she is trying to finish lab reports, presentations and study for exams with no real knowledge of when or if they will happen...she said she is tired and exhausted from being sick this week and in shock that a place she felt safe has been attacked. Also so sad about death and injuries.
My mothers heart wants to go and just bring her home but that is not what is best right now. She needs to be with her friends and classmates and finish this quarter and year. My DH and I continue to be available to talk, encourage and support her by text and phone. We will be going to the campus again tomorrow when we plan to begin moving DD out of her apartment. She needs to be moved out by Friday and so doing part on the weekend will be easier on my DH.
Please pray for peace and healing and support and encouragement for all students, staff and their families.