Today marks the one year anniversary of the shootings at Virginia Tech.
UPDATE: Here's a story about one of the survivors.
This really hit home when it happened, as I went to Virginia Tech for college. My brother did as well. Seeing pictures and footage of the campus and students was very upsetting. Blacksburg was my home for over four years. I loved that little town. I have a lot of memories there.
It's crazy to think that something like this happened at Virginia Tech. Blacksburg is an extremely safe town. I'm thankful my brother had graduated. I had a friend still in town and made sure she was alright.
The end of 2006 to the beginning of 2007 was a very tough time in my life. Those five months were the worst of my life.
In November of 2006 my fiancee's mom died suddenly. On New Year's Eve my best friend's mom died of brain and kidney cancer. In February of 2007 my mom died of leukemia. Then, in April the massacre at Virginia Tech happened. Everything happened at once. I was on emotional and depression overload.
I miss everyone so very much. Linda, Joan, and Mom: I miss you all every day.
I treasure my life and my loved ones. Life is very special. Enjoy your time with the ones you love. You never know what each day will bring.