General chatter - prayer thread to those in minneapolis

08-01-2007, 09:50 PM
My prayers and thoughts go out to those in minneapolis.

08-01-2007, 09:56 PM

08-01-2007, 10:16 PM
Forgive my ignorance.....I rarely get to sit down for the news with my three kids.....what's up in Minn?

Just saw this on MSN

08-01-2007, 10:21 PM
How awful. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone! Watching it on Fox news now- so scary. :(

08-01-2007, 10:22 PM
Such a tradgedy...but CONSIDERING how bad it could have been...Prayers for all concerned.

08-01-2007, 11:48 PM

08-01-2007, 11:51 PM
I have 1 friend missing, and 2 others who narrowly missed the collape....this is so sad for everyone here. We are all in shock and can't wrap our heads around it....tis is just so shocking to all of us here in the minnesota metro...

08-02-2007, 12:00 AM
That is a bridge I've been on several times on business travel to Minneapolis and the surrounding area. My best thoughts go out to all those affected, and Emily, my prayers that your friend is found safely.

08-02-2007, 12:24 AM
My daughter is a student there and her apt. and lab are just a few blocks from the collapse. I couldn't reach her for hours tonight because all the lines were jammed. Was relieved when I finally talked to her. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone with family and friends involved in this tragedy. Emily, let us know if your friend is found. I know that cell phone communication is a problem with so many calling tonight.

08-02-2007, 12:31 AM
Wow - what can you say about something like that. How terrifying for all involved and my heart goes out to everyone it has affected.

08-02-2007, 12:41 AM
Emily- my thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend. Hopefully, it's just that she can't get to a phone and is ok. Hang in there.

08-02-2007, 01:11 AM
I was born and raised in Minnesota and have relatives in both St.Paul and Minneapolis. I pray that they are safe.

08-02-2007, 01:13 AM
All my prayers with those people involved in the incident. What a tragedy!

08-02-2007, 01:13 AM
I'm going to light a candle and prayers sent out.

08-02-2007, 02:35 AM
Such a tradgedy...but CONSIDERING how bad it could have been...Prayers for all concerned.

Editing to say this must have been posted before it got to be as bad, however so far 7 people have died, according to the news.

08-02-2007, 02:47 AM
LLV - small blessings, but...the school bus that very nearly fell when the bridge collapsed - only 10 children had to be taken to the hospital, of the 60 on the bus. The remainder have been released...all survived.

When I saw the photo of that school bus...well, I'm just glad they got the kids off the bus and evacuated quickly, and got them out of harm's way.

Such a tragedy. My heart breaks for all of the people in MN.

08-02-2007, 09:59 AM
It's just like a nightmare come true. What an unbelivable tragedy.

My heart goes out to each and every person affected in any way by this horror.

08-02-2007, 10:05 AM
Sending up my prayers for everyone involved in the horrible tragedy.

We have relatives living in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, so this has really hit close to home. My dad has been trying to call his family out there, but so far we haven't heard anything.

Thank God that school bus didn't fall into the river.

08-02-2007, 10:30 AM
All my life I have had a fear of bridges and people laughed at me. My fears are well founded , they do break.I have'nt heard from my Minnesota family, yet.

08-02-2007, 12:07 PM
I still have not heard from our friend. It is hard to wrap your head around.

08-03-2007, 09:58 AM
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone during this difficult time. What a horrible tragedy.

Emily I hope you have some good news soon. I'm so sorry.... I hope they're just in hospital right now and is getting medical attention. I've heard that people are spread out in area hospitals and I hope that's the case for you.

I read about everyday people rushing to save others on land and in water as best they could. What strength our nation has in time of crisis.

08-03-2007, 12:38 PM
Well, unfortunately we found out our family friend was one of the 5 deceased. Her name is Sherry Lou Engebretsen. I am friends with her daughter and she was a client of my mom for almost 15 years. We are very sad. I still pray that the others missing are found!

08-03-2007, 03:45 PM
This is too made me think of a bridge close to where I live that they close down because it was falling apart underneath and falling onto the freeway! I've always been afraid of driving over bridges, specifically one in CA I drove over a lot and this is why.

It's terrible that it happened and my heart goes out to everyone there. My thoughts and prayers are with them all. :hug: :hug:

Lots of hugs to you Emily. :hug: :hug:

08-03-2007, 04:12 PM
Emily, I am so sorry for your loss. I saw an interview with Mr. Engebretsen and his daughters on CNN yesterday, and I felt so sad for them. Best wishes to you and everyone else who has been affected.