This week we had a very tragic and frightening event in our county, the shooting at the Clackamas Mall here in Clackamas County, Oregon. I was so sad and frightened when I heard the news, this is the mall I have been happily visiting since I was a teenager, where I bring my family on the weekends for lunch, where we, just last week, spent the afternoon picking out outfits for the kid's Winter Formal dance. My husband was at his office, not more than five minutes away from the mall when the shooting occurred, my sister was planning on bringing my little niece and nephew to see Santa after work, I am so glad they were not there! I cannot imagine how horrified everyone must have been. You hear about things like this happening, but you never quite expect it to happen in your own part of this world. My heart and prayers go out to everyone who was affected by this tragedy, for quick healing to those injured and for those who lost their family member or friend.