My heart has remained undoubtedly heavy for the Billings Family during this very dark time in our communty. I still am in disbelief that this happened to such wonderful people and in MY town. It's frightening, heartbreaking and absolutely sickening that anyone has the audacity to commit such a viscious and hateful crime. Now there are 8 suspects in custody. What in the world? I am just so broken for these children and the family of this dear couple. I have so many unanswered questions. I'm thankful that they have caught these evil people and I pray that light will be shed on this case and the truth be brought forth. Its quite interesting to see my hometown town on every single national news network, unfortunate but interesting that the world is watching Pensacola. I will say that authorities have done an excellent job with the investigation of this case and continue to do so. I just hope and pray that this is resolved sooner than later so that the family can grieve and go forward with their lives as best they can. Their lives have been completely turned upside down and I can't even imagine what it would feel like, nor do I want to.
I came across Mrs. Billings' myspace and sat and cried along with my mom as we watched slideshow after slideshow of pictures of their family and read this mother's heart. Though I never met these people, they do only live miles away from me and this tragedy has affected our entire community greatly. I just don't understand, nor will I ever. May God bless and comfort them.
I really don't have much else to write about. It has been an absolutely insane week for various reasons and in many aspects. Life has been crazy, scary, sad, heartwrenching, confusing, and disrupted. One thing I know though, is that I am so very blessed beyond belief in so many ways.
Some very good friends of mine are also enduring hardships and heartache and it has been very hard to sit back and observe. I know that God will ultmately be the ONLY one to bring them peace and consistency and all I can really do is pray and do my best to be there for them as best as I can.
That's all for now. Thank you all for your sweet comments of concern and encouragement on my previous post.