My oldest is working on a project for school pertaining to current events. She asked me what would be a good topic, and I couldn't think of a better issue than gun control, given everything that has happened in our country recently. That was on Tuesday. Yesterday, there was a shooting at the Barn. Someone shot at the owner of the antique store where Denise and I have our booth. She was not hurt, praise God, but as of this moment, the shooter has still not been apprehended.
A full day after the drama, I'm still in shock and trying to process how someone would try to kill somebody over $35. Yes, she was angry over a purchase put on layaway over a year ago. I'm also trying to process that I was standing in the exact spot where shots were fired exactly 24 hours prior. I got the call about the shooting about 15 minutes after Denise left my home to bring some things to our booth. I was scared stiff until I heard her voice. She got there right after it happened, but it was too close for comfort.
We are like a family at the Barn. A very close-knit group of vendors whose only worry is if we are going to make rent this month. I call it my home away from home because I can't wait to get there and love every minute that I'm there. That will not change because of some random act of violence, but I'm not sure if things will ever be the same.
No matter where you stand on the issue of gun control, and I'm still trying to figure out where I stand, I think we can all agree that something needs to be done. Please continue to pray for our leaders as they try to figure out a solution.
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy and safe weekend.