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Kelly is the mother of 5 adorable kids--4 boys and a girl. The girl came in a package with a boy (twins). Kelly is married to a charming young man who lives and breathes computers. They are also guardians for three nieces and a nephew.

She is active in the community having served as PTA President of a local elementary school, on the board of the Salt Lake Mothers of Twins, as a district round-table trainer with the Cub Scouts, as a volunteer for Sidelines (a support network for Women on bed rest during pregnancy) and she and her husband are active in the LDS Church.

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"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A Hero among them

With all the talk of blame we have been hearing regarding the massacre at Va Tech I was encouraged by the story of Professor Liviu Librescu, a Holocaust survivor, sacrificed his own life for those of his students. (Monday, April 16, 2007, was Holocaust Remembrance Day.)

Read the rest of this story from the Jerusalem Post:

As Jews worldwide honored on Monday the memory of those who were murdered in the Holocaust, a 76-year-old survivor sacrificed his life to save his students in Monday's shooting at Virginia Tech College that left 33 dead and over two dozen wounded. Professor Liviu Librescu, 76, threw himself in front of the shooter when the man attempted to enter his classroom. The Israeli mechanics and engineering lecturer was shot to death, "but all the students lived - because of him," Virginia Tech student Asael Arad - also an Israeli - told Army Radio. More of the story...

This man, who was a living memory of the horror of the Holocaust, is now a hero to many of those who survived Monday's tragedy at Va Tech.

We should take care not to place blame on those who have come to this country from other parts of the world. Yes, the gunman was a foreigner, but so was one of the heros.

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6 Comments:

On Wednesday, April 18, 2007 5:48:00 PM, Blogger nanc wrote...

i'm quite shook up by these events of the week. it is my firm belief that decent people will always do what's right.

greater love hath no man...

 
On Wednesday, April 18, 2007 6:12:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

I feel a bit of a connection to this. I spent considerable time in Giles County, Va. It is adjacent to Montgomery County where Va Tech is located. We went through Blackburg and Va Tech from time to time.

I was particularly touched by the selflessness of Librescu. Gave me hope in humanity.

 
On Friday, April 20, 2007 12:20:00 AM, Blogger Mike's America wrote...

I heard about that professor too. What a hero. Despite the horror of this week's events we can find comfort that the world produces such great and good men and women that come to our aid in times of need and willingly sacrifice all for others.

What's the verse? "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Librescu is surely with the Angels now.

 
On Friday, April 20, 2007 10:11:00 AM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

John 15: 13

 
On Friday, April 20, 2007 1:45:00 PM, Blogger nanc wrote...

did you read his obit in the israel insider? quite touching to say the least - his wife and son gave such beautiful words marking the life of this great man.

 
On Friday, April 20, 2007 1:57:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

Not sure if this is what Nanc is talking about, but here is a link to an article about Librescu.

Slain Israeli defender of Virginia Tech students laid to rest

 

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