Chilling Testimonial from a Norway Shooting Survivor

Emma Martinovic is an 18-year old survivor of the massacre in Norway last week. The Guardian has translated a portion from her blog in which she describes the carnage and how she swam away to safety. She writes:

A young boy came swimming up to me. I looked at him and said: “For someone so young you’re a strong swimmer.” He looked at me and replied: “My daddy is dead.” I said to him: “Don’t look back, just keep swimming for your dad. You’re doing really great.” To this he answered: “I thought the police were supposed to be kind to us.”

The anger that swelled up in me gave me extra motivation. We three kept swimming side by side. When I turned on my back to see what was happening I discovered that there were far fewer in our wake: the b—–d was still shooting at us. I said: “Don’t look back, keep swimming”. And as I said that I heard and saw a boat and we all swam faster, shouting: “Thank you God, thank you.”

Read the rest here.

Psalm 90:10, 12
10 As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, Or if due to strength, eighty years, Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; For soon it is gone and we fly away… 12 So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.

2 Responses to Chilling Testimonial from a Norway Shooting Survivor

  1. Alex Humphrey July 28, 2011 at 5:21 pm #

    That is powerful and heart wrenching.

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