Boytrapped: Defined as one girl sitting between or surrounded by more boys. AKA, the Staten Family.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Everyone has their own definition of a hero. Probably even several.
But in Ogden this week we all have been reminded of what Hero's our law
enforcement officers are. Our Weber Co. Strategic Strike Force was
serving a warrant and the man opened fire. He killed one officer and
injured several others and ripped a hole into the hearts of thousands of
us. My boys and I spent quite a bit of time talking about how thankful
we were that there were men and women out there that were willing to
put their lives in danger....and often times actually give their
lives....to keep us all safe. I've cried a lot of tears this week. I've
thought a lot about the family of the fallen officer and the families
of the injured officers and the families of ALL officers everywhere.
Those families are also hero's. Well, today was the funeral for the
fallen officer. The citizens of the Ogden area really wanted to show
their love and respect so it was decided that people could line the
funeral procession route. I wanted to take my kids. I felt that we
should be there. Jamie decided that she also wanted to go so as usual
we went together:) The older boys wanted to go but were stressed about
missing school so we just took our younger 6. Jamie brought poster
board and markers and while we waited the kids made posters. It was a
long wait but it's something none of us will ever forget. The tears I
saw on my boys faces are tears I'll never forget. Thank You, Thank You,
Thank You, to all of you wonderful Officers out there who so selflessly
give your lives.
Tonight Mike and I were watching the news and they were showing pictures from the day and we saw Lucas! Jamie found the picture of him and one of Sophia so that I could save it:) I sure love my kids!