Tragedy and Prayer
hello friends, today has been so surreal. thank you for your prayers for Denver. there are truly no words for how intense the feelings are around the tragedy that happened last night.
can you believe, i was in the Urgent Care of Denver Health which shares the same Drs. as the emergency room last night, and that i witnessed people arriving fresh from the violence of the Aurora movie theater.
i had gone in at 1am, suffering from a mild bladder infection i have had for 2 days. i had not been seen by 3am and then many people started to come in, many with visible blood on them. someone in the waiting room changed the channel from discovery to 9 news and all the waiting room went silent as those of us waiting learned why we kept hearing announcements: “Ambulance room 2″, “Ambulance room 3″, ” room 4″…etc. and why the wait had been hours long.
There were approximately 11 victims in all brought in ambulances and about a dozen more came in through the front. I saw parents of victims arrive in disbelief, taking turns visiting their children. One woman thanked Jesus that her son was ok.
of course, i decided to leave around 3:30am after talking with a nurse who said my wait would be 4 hours longer. i was stunned and overwhelmed. my friend Katie had been waiting with me, we both felt unsure of what to do. Mostly i wanted to leave knowing that there were so many people out there who needed attention more than i did, the reports said over 39 people were injured. At the time it seemed as if the gunman was still at large. it’s strange to feel fear driving home on familiar streets