ONE OF THE MANY REASONS I AM PROUD TO BE FROM THE WOODLANDS

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Beam & Branch Realty TREC #547752

ONE OF THE MANY REASONS I AM PROUD TO BE FROM THE WOODLANDS

Almost a week ago, our Nation was shocked by the events in Connecticut.  Our hearts will forever be changed by this event.  As the families, friends, co-workers, neighbors and more continue to deal with this, people all over the world are praying for them all.

I just learned today that the elementary school just around the corner from my home arranged a huge turnout of people for a very public prayer vigilDeretchin Elementary School is a school much like what I imagine Sandy Hook Elementary to be like.  A quiet neighborhood, good people with loving teachers.

More than 100 parents, teachers and students prayed during the 30 minute vigil on Wednesday.  The prayers that were lifted up were heartfelt, emotional and sweet.  Sometimes in the wake of something of this magnitude, turning to prayer is a powerful balm for the soul.

The Woodlands is a wonderful community and this is merely one of the reasons that I am so proud to be from this great place.  Our people that make up this town are the lifeblood and what shapes us and identifies us.  Our prayers are with those who were affected last week and we are proudly offering our public prayers.

Acts 21:5
 All of them, including wives and children, accompanied us out of the city, and there on the beach we knelt to pray.

 

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Comments (6)

Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®
DPR Realty LLC - Gilbert, AZ
Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona

Hi, Paula -- what a wonderful community event, to show support of another group of Americans who are hurting from afar.  Most of the people I have spoken to in Arizona are telling me that they had a reaction to the terrible news, very similar to the aftermath of 9-11.  I think many of us are finding comfort in prayer.  all the best, Eric

Dec 20, 2012 05:43 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

What a wonderful community and school that planned the prayer vigil............

Dec 20, 2012 08:02 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Paula, With so many people praying for the families they have to feel the comfort and support that is being lifted up. Your community is so special to do that.

Dec 20, 2012 09:15 AM
Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

Hello Paula. It is refreshing to hear of schools around the nation that are letting God back in, and allowing prayer for the families of Sandy Hook Elementary. The parents, teachers and students of Dretchen Elementary School are very special people. Merry Christmas to you!

Dec 20, 2012 11:31 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thanks to each of you.  I was warmed big time by this story and wish I would have known about it and I would have been there as well.  Such a great thing.

Dec 20, 2012 12:02 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Ms. Paula I often wonder why it takes such a tragedy when all of us should give thanks every day not just because of the tragedy.  Wake up people give thanks every day that you and your loved ones are still around. 

Dec 20, 2012 07:31 PM