The shooting in Omaha is much to close to home for those of us in Nebraska. I have been at that mall many times. It is across the street from our Psychiatrist's office so we stop in often before visits. All of our friends and therapists in Omaha are fine. Can you imagine trying to tell my children with RAD that the man who is telling them they are safe to love and trust now had been murdered in the mall we go too? And yet, we have to look at the bigger picture. Are they safe to love and trust ME. That is what this is all about. No the world is no safer today then it was when they were little. But will I betray them? NO I will not. It all seems muddled at first but is actually clear. We all pray for the families of those whose lives are touched the most. We are all touched to a degree because we realize how vulnerable we are and how close this was. Rural America has been viewed as the safe haven. No more. So what do we do? We pray each morning for safety and live our lives as though we believe that it is true. We make our peace with God and ourselves so that if that time comes we know we are ready.