Thursday, April 3, 2008

Very Touching

On Tuesday night as I watched the news with my sister and brother-in-law about the breaking news concerning Hser Ner Moo I found myself very emotional. Sandy Riesgraf was the anchor reporting and she looked close to tears. It was touching to see her experiencing such real emotions about the horrible event.

Today I was working at a branch in Kearns and heard countless people come in and say "I want to make a donation to that little girl's family." That little girl. No one had to ask which little girl they were talking about. People who are complete strangers to the family made donations ranging from $5 to $100 throughout the day. I was close to tears many times when I heard several old ladies, after cashing the social security checks they got today, hand a bill back to the teller and explain where they wanted it to go. Isn't it so nice to know that in times of such inhumanity, there is still such a solid base of loving, caring, and feeling individuals? Isn't it incredible to see communities form to wade through tragedies? Don't you think Hser Ner Moo is very aware and very grateful not only for the multiple volunteers that aided in her search but for the anonymous givers who want to do anything they can to buoy up a family in need?

Sometimes it's so nice to see the Lord's hand tirelessly working to bless His children in such tremendous times of need.


Jen said...

I don't watch the news anymore. I had heard the Amber Alert through the midday, but didn't know the end of the story until late at night online. Unlike with most tragedies when I read and read and read as much as I can, as soon as I saw the outcome I shut it off. I couldn't bear to listen to anything or read any details. I suppose we can be thankful it was over fast, at least. How horrible.

jess said...

It's amazing how we can get so attached to someone that we don't even know. I can't imagine how it would be if I actually knew this girl personally. Prayers go out to those who loved her and our wonderful police and FBI who helped with everything.

The Stone's said...

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