Pray for our country

I by my very nature worry. I worry when my husband goes to work and my daughter.  My husband is in law enforcement and my daughter is a paramedic. Both have risk in doing their job while serving the greater good and putting their own lives at risk.  Not so long ago my daughter was hit by a passing truck on the side of the road who did not obey the move over law.  Fortunately it was just his mirror that hit her and she was lucky. 

The atmosphere in our country is more than disturbing.  The 4 dead officers and 2 more in critical condition and 4 additional shot are heartbreaking for me.  I worry every single time those I love head out to work in their uniform. I worry when they stop to buy gas or pick up a grocery item in their uniform.

Life doesn't seem to hold value for our fellow Americans right now.  I'm heartbroken for Dallas. We truly  need to collectively pray for our country. I have a feeling this isn't over and has some far reaching organization. Please, please pray for the families of the fallen (both their home and work families) and for those who serve across our nation.

UPDATE: I have it on good authority that a fake 9-11 call occurred this morning in Valdosta GA where two officers were ambushed. Not sure if this one will make national news or not, but praying for the safety of our officers in this country is imperative right now.

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Comment balloon 21 commentsTammy Lankford, • July 07 2016 09:21PM


You are so right Tammy, I hated to hear what happened in Dallas as well.  We need to pray for our country and our leaders.

Posted by Sybil Campbell, Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida over 4 years ago

Sybil Campbell I think at this point we have some elected politicians, but no leaders.  Leaders bring our country together.  Those in office now are divisive and politicized. We need to come together as a nation despite of them. 

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 4 years ago

Such a tragedy and it seems there's no end listening to the news these days...

I'm that mom and wife as well. There was a town close by I dreaded my son going to, I just had a horrible feeling. Long story short that's where he passed away. Nothing surprises me anymore. I try and keep my younger son and my husband closer now. 

Prayer for our family and world. 

Posted by CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren (California Coastal Estates) over 4 years ago

I always pray for our law enforcement and servicemen. I appreciate all that they do for us.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 4 years ago

Hi Tammy, I've been praying and crying all morning long... I don't even have words to express what I'm feeling.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 4 years ago

Good morning Tammy. I worry too. I don't understand the mentality of the mad and angry and those that encourage this behavior.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 4 years ago

It is so sad, our county has never been so divided and I am sick of it

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 4 years ago

Lauren Selinsky CRS ePro I can't imagine your pain and your level of sympathy for the mothers who lost their own sons last night.

Gita Bantwal I appreciate that.

Sheila Anderson the country has been moving in a bad direction for a while now. I'm so sad.

Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647 me too, and saddened and even a bit horrified by how divided it is today.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 4 years ago

My sentiments exactly this morning...very sad day for all of us.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 4 years ago

Tammy it's hard to express how heartbreaking another horrific situation truly feels.  We do need leadership that brings both sides together rather than ridiculously divisive - as it's been for far too long with our countrys leaders. I hope and prayer that together we can find a path to a peaceful world.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) over 4 years ago

This has really gotten out of control and I wish I knew how it could come to an end, these things keep happening and it is very sad.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Vacasa) over 4 years ago

Sally K. & David L. Hanson our country needs to come together and I fear for our children and grandchildren.

Anna Banana Kruchten I believe that if all good people make a proactive move in that direction it can happen.

Brian England it can come to an end by local leaders starting and bringing the world together.  

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 4 years ago

Elected politicians but no leadership totally sums it up.  

Posted by Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results. (Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545) over 4 years ago


We heard about this, and we always send our prayers to all those who work to keep us safe.  I understand your worry!  I second Anna Banana Kruchten comment.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 4 years ago

Dallas is hurting. Thank you for this post. I know you worry a lot about your daughter and husband as I know they must worry about you doing your business too. We are all living in such strangeness, a world of entitlement, people or individuals taking the law into their own hands with assault weapons that shouldn't be in their hands in the first place. These murders cost the city time, money, and worst of all people's lives. 

I shall keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 4 years ago

Hello Tammy

I really don't know what's going on in this country, people are just nuts! The morals are depleted from many people, all these video games and movies with guns being used and people being shot! Along with all these attorney's that continue making laws to protect persons that commit crimes of violence, etc.

Personally I think the devil has been working his way into the many minds of people that are either weak and or vulnerable.

And all this hype about taking guns away is a bunch of bull crap, and if ours guns are taking away then how will we protect ourselves from these crazies and or other nations coming in to try and take our country away?

I believe what we need is the death sentence brought back across the nation like back in the late 1800's. We need examples to show people with their own eyes. If your going to commit acts of violence, murder, rape, etc, you will be hung by the neck for everyone to view.

I am so sorry for these 5 officers that lost their lives in the line of duty. I went to college for LE and wanted to be a FBI agent.

I really don't believe these types of activities have come to an end and for now all we can do is pray ... 

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz over 4 years ago

Susan Haughton sad, but true

Ron and Alexandra Seigel more good exists than evil and we must really use that good to overcome the evil or we are doomed.

Patricia Feager Honestly before you mentioned I never stopped to consider them having worry about what I do.  Seems to not compare in my own mind because I feel safe doing my job.  I don't take stupid risks though, I'm careful with whom and where I meet.

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz I don't think so either and it makes me scared for them and sad all at the same time. I also feel bad that our nation has become so racially divided again when I believe a decade ago it was not this way. After 9-11 our entire nation came together. You would think after Orlando that would happen again, but it hasn't seemed that way at all.  The media seems to pit groups and color against one another and then people let that into their mnds. It is the work of the devil.  Because God has been tossed out of our country by the courts.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 4 years ago

Hello again Tammy and I totally agree an the old saying ...

"UNTITED WE STAND - DIVIDED WE FALL" is taking place in our country ...

There has become too much seperation because of computers, smart phones and lies from the News Media. The job of News Media programs etc is to keep everyone scared and it's working, and why? Government Control ;o(

I was born and raised in the United States of America, I have been to several 3rd world countries and it just sickens me to see Americans, Government and others behave like they have been over the years.

I travel quite often and I have been wondering with all the shooting an garbage going on around this country, will I get caught in the crossfire? Will I be caught in the wrong place at the wrong time?

Something needs to be done ASAP before this outrage of these certain individuals becomes out of control with no solutions.

Here's what I think because I know some ins & outs with the US Government!

The United States Government is going to let this continue happening until it gets so bad that congress will step up, change laws like they did with Homeland Security and state ... We are taking over everything, which in turn will take yet more of our constitutionial rights ;o/

But something needs to be done and or maybe a revolution?

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz over 4 years ago


 I just could not write one more heartbreak blog, my head and heart just would not let me. My oldest son who is 26 said he was very upset about all the deaths. He said he felt better yesterday. We need to Unite...So many lives lost all lives matter except the scums the pull the trigger on unarmed people.

Thank your husband and daughter for their services and we pray that the good Lord keeps them safe!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 4 years ago

Good Morning Tammy - I will continue to pray for our country and particular your husband and daughter and all first responders.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 4 years ago

Tammy Lankford, People need to have respect for law enforcement.  They are the ones you want by your side when something goes wrong.  There is something amiss in this country today.  Where have the values gone?  Praying your husband and daughter will be safe always.

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) over 4 years ago