LIFE

When The News Hits Home

I hate it when whats in the news hits home…
I got a phone call from my parents a couple of days ago…
They thought they heard that an old friend of mine was on the news and wanted me to check it out…
They were right…
Her name is Kristen Trotter…
When I was 14-16 she and her family were our next door neighbors we hung out all the time…
They were a great family and still are…
Kristen and her brothers and sister were homeschooled so they were always around to play…
We played at their house all the time…

We moved away after a couple of years…
About four years ago my brother and sister and I were driving through the area and stopped by to pay a visit to old times…
It was great seeing them…
It was weird because we were all grown up and on our own path…

Kristen’s path lead her to the events of today…
She is studying journalism and political science at the University of Alabama…
She choose to do an internship overseas in Lebanon…
And now she is stuck there waiting to be evacuated…
She has told her family that she thinks she will be evacuated Monday or Tuesday…
Please keep her in your prayers…
Pray for her safe return…

you can read more about this story here:

http://www.waff.com/Global/story.asp?s=5167288

and here is a video of what was on the news here:

http://www.waff.com/global/video/popup/pop_player.asp?ClipID1=876353&h1=Local%20student%20trapped%20in%20Beirut&vt1=v&at1=Video%20Player&d1=102166&LaunchPageAdTag=Search%20Results&activePane=info&playerVersion=1&hostPageUrl=http%3A//www.waff.com/Global/SearchResults.asp%3Fqu%3Dkristen+trotter&rnd=3482899

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