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theclutchguide I can't think of a more perfect photo to post for #makewavesmonday with the #risingtidesociety. Of course, it's a lake, and there are plenty of waves out there ... but for those of you who don't recognize it, this is a familiar view for me. 🚣🏻 One that my family enjoys every weekend ... one story down from the fatal shootings last Wednesday. Shootings that didn't just make waves, but they literally rocked our world. We live across the lake from where the fatalities happened, and my husband and I had left around 7am to head to #lynchburg ... leaving our 3 kids at home to get ready and drive themselves to school. We had no idea why police car after police car was racing towards us as we left home, and we didn't find out until an hour or so later what had happened. Our children were safe and only home for about 20 minutes alone, but the fact that they were there alone with a shooter on the loose shook us to the core. How dare someone do something so senseless? How dare someone take that safe feeling away from our community. I found this photo - taken awhile back - on my phone, and I'm not quite ready to go back to Bridgewater. I will, in time, but the sadness our community feels is overwhelming. Pray for the families of those who lost their lives, and yes, even the shooter's family. Pray for our community and @wdbj7 too. Such heartache at such a beautiful place. #wearewdbj #wearewdbj7 #westandwithwdbj #westandwithwdbj7 #sml #smithmountainlake #va #virginia #lake #summer #pray #ourlynchburg #rke #roanoke #noke #lynchburgva #lynchvegas #communityovercompetition 1h
  •   ciao_erin Bridgewater plaza was basically our entire trip one weekend spent at the lake. I love it. 22min

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stefanie___fox Annual ritual.. A long run over to the cemetery to visit grandma & grandpa. The lakes not the same without seeing them! #running #love #grandparents #vacation #smithmountainlake 3h

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xtommyx89 Driving the boathouse... #houseboat #smithmountainlake #virginia 3h

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  •   baranova_kate Вы не на вейке ездили катать? 3h
  •   xtommyx89 Не совсем, ездили на боатхаусе на пару дней и взяли катер с вейком. Но покататься не удалось, так как в катере двигатель был слабый( 3h

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citiot Rarely do you get to see the lake this calm. Love it! #SML #smithmountainlake #VA #outside #lakebumnation #lakebum #peaceful 6h

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baskervillemediallc Shoot for Machicao at Smith Mountain Lake. #perfume #cologne #smithmountainlake #lake 7h

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baskervillemediallc Shoot for Machicao at Smith Mountain Lake. #perfume #cologne #smithmountainlake #lake #va 7h

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exploringnc Reflections and cloud layers during a foggy sunrise over the weekend at Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia. #loveva #timelapse #smithmountainlake #virginia #reflection #itsamazingoutthere #magiclapse 11h

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titaniumspine5 Understandable why A would be worn out when Dad is doing the work! #uscgcoastguard #uscg #freedom #smithmountainlake 21h
  •   katehip Is A holding an animal? 21h
  •   titaniumspine5 It's a military hat called a Boonie. It was on his head until he fell asleep 21h

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  •   waltrd79 😀😎 22h
  •   hallelujahlizzie You trying to say the whole thing is hoax? Try telling that to their family and friends who are mourning, to those of us who had to be sent home or picked up from work because we couldn't handle the news. Don't even begin with the idiocy of claiming hoax when this pain is unbearably real. 12h
  •   waltrd79 Are you one of the family members 11h
  •   waltrd79 You late to class I've been went over this plenty of times you need to go back and do your research and then catch up with the rest of us 11h
  •   waltrd79 Go find one of the family members and then have then come back and comment on this page with them then we can talk but you're not going to find a family members because it ain't none those fake crisis actors they got right now is getting ready to start pushing gun control in Virginia you just watch and see 11h
  •   waltrd79 You're going to see a whole bunch of crying with no tears fake cries fake reaction fake people fake families 11h
  •   shaylynrachelle @hallelujahlizzie Don't believe everything everyone tells you. And just please do some research before making your comments. Thanks! ️ and @waltrd79 3h

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