Springs Writers provides a FREE conference-quality workshop the first Monday of each month (except December, July & August) from 6:00–7:45 pm, Woodmen/Academy Hobby Lobby Classroom Room [against back wall behind "Employee Only" double doors], 6950 North Academy, Colorado Springs, 80918

Thursday, October 27, 2011

November Workshop Cancelled

As some of you may or may not know, my firstborn son, an Army Ranger, was killed in Afghanistan last week. I’ve been in researchaholic mode, following the news coverage and making pdfs on my Mac of each story. Below you will find some links regarding my son. I’m not sure whether or not I’ll be in town for Springs Writers, on November 14. And since I was the presenter, the workshop is cancelled.

I’d appreciate your prayers for my daughter-in-love, Sarah, my two granddaughters, Mikajsa (age 3) and Aaliyah (age 1) and my son Kyle (age 24).

If you’d like to follow my thoughts and feelings, you can friend me on Facebook. Right now, I’m keeping my Facebook page locked down tight.


Dianne E. Butts said...

Oh no, Scoti. I am so very sorry. Praying God is holding you all firmly through this.

With hugs and tears.

Stacy S. Jensen said...

Praying for you all.

Alison said...

So sorry for your loss, Scoti! May you feel God's presence especially near.

hisartistaj said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for you and your family. You will be in our prayers

Kathleen Siver said...

I was scoping out the Woodmen website when I found there was a writer's workshop. Then I found this message, and these comments written on my son's birthday. He would be 25 now. Though he was not in the Military, he had a great respect for those women and men who do serve our country. He would be very very proud and appreciative of the sacrifice your son, and your family, made on our behalf. And so am I. God is still working to fill the huge hole left in our hearts almost 6 years ago. He brought us to Woodmen :) I know He has wrapped His arms around you as well. From one mom to another, I can feel your pain, and also your strength. God bless!

Kathleen said...

I just watched the excerp from Fox news about your son...wow. What a hero....an amazingly brave young man.