The first memorial service was held tonight for Kellie Beck. Kellie was just 15 years old and about to start her sophmore year in high school. My daughter had just started getting to know Kellie last school year and said she was a super sweet girl. Kellie was taken from us in a tragic accident. Her best friend was playing with a 357 magnum and thought the gun was not loaded. She pulled the trigger once with the gun pointed at a window and nothng happened, so she pointed it at Kellie and pulled the trigger and ended the life of her best friend. It is so sad and so hard to watch the kids go through this. They amaze me though at how they have forgiven the shooter already. They are not only praying for and concerned about the Beck family but April's family as well. God can always show us the good that can come out of a tragedy. My heart and prayers go out to both families and all of the friends as well. Rest in the peace of God's arms Kellie...and April.
April is now facing manslaughter charges in juvenile court. She has a tough road ahead of her and will need the love and support of her family, friends and community. I hope she knows that God is with her and that her friends support and love her and know that this was an accident.
Hold your children tight, lock up your guns tight and be grateful for the life you have and the ones you love.