“She SaiD YeS!”

“Sometimes a thunderbolt will shoot from a clear blue sky; and sometimes into the midst of a peaceful family-Without warning of gathering storm above or slightest tremble of earthquake beneath – Will fall a terrible fact, and from that moment on everything is changed. The air is thick with cloud, and cannot weep itself clear. There may come a gorgeous sunset though.” – George McDonald

I got that quote from the beginning of the book “She Said Yes” The story about the struggles of Misty Bernall, and her daughter Cassie. You might know Cassie as the young lady with a gun to her head said “yes” to the question “do u belive in God” at the bloody scene of columbine. But I must say, after reading this book, her faith wasn’t always so strong. Her mother had to “think, work hard, and expect the best” to get cassie at to where she was at the point of the shooting.

Misty Thought, Misty felt that her daughter Cassie was drifting away from her so as any expecting mother would, she went through a couple of Cassies letters and to her surprise, found something she never thought she would, inside her drawer were letters feeled with hatefull things and plots to kil her family a spells of witchcraft, most of the letters were to Cassie’s best friend. And therefore, even though it was a very hard and long struggle Misty Worked hard from keeping Cassie out of the mess she had gotten herself into, weather it was sending Cassie to a Christian private school, or putting a restraining order on her devious bad influential best friend. They also kept a very good eye on there daughter, for awhile not letting her really do anything, except go to church functions, which made due to even harder work as im sure u could only use ur imagination on Cassies out bursts, and temper tantrums. But like any good mother, Misty expected the best, constantly telling Cassie that she loved her and would always be there for her no matter how much Cassie screamed and shouted. Misty never stopped expecting the best, in that I belive is what helped Cassie change her life around. Cassie started going to church more and more frequently and actually enjoying it, and little by little started to be happy again. At one point Cassie had gone to a retreat with the youth group at a friends church, this I belive is the main point of which She realized she wasn’t going anywhere with her life, during praise and worship at the retreat she stated to have started balling and crying out to God. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t a struggle, but for the first time she had a real desire to change her life around and im sure u could only realize how happy her family was to find out about that. In the end of all of that madness, she had completely changed her life around. Due to Cassies determination, the act of God, and Misty Thinking Working and expecting the best, That at the moment of tragedy in the library with Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris and the other hundreds of terrified and bloody students, that Cassie had the courage and Faith to Say “Yes”

Thank You