“I Got You”


Stories of the greatest courage often come out of the greatest tragedies. Such is the story of Shannon Johnson, one of the victims in the San Bernardino shooting last week.

As the Washington Post reports, Shannon was sitting at the table with co-worker Denise Peraza. Moments later the two of them were huddled under that same table hiding themselves from the attackers. The 45 year-old Georgia native used his body as shield to protect the 27 year-old Peraza.

She recalls, “While I cannot recall every single second that played out that morning, I will always remember his left arm wrapped around me, holding me as close as possible next to him behind that chair. And amidst all the chaos, I’ll always remember him saying these three words, ‘I got you.'”

Shannon Johnson was one of the fourteen victims killed in the shooting, but because of his heroism, Denise Peraza survived…

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3 thoughts on ““I Got You”

  1. They should write a biography modeled after “Let’s Roll.” Peraza will name the first child, after a hero, Shannon. Shannon is an androgynous name and it suits her well.

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  2. I loved “i Got You”because it is exactly what God is constantly saying to us in so many ways I can’t count them all. He has us, messed up as we are, sinners in truth, but He sees the diamond inside us and breaks it free to bring us to Him. I love your work and than you for reading mine also. jlehman1945 And do you have any contacts in the publishing world. I would like to get my special form of writing, Prosity,” acknowledged and in my name. To make it my brand. And also I would like to find out about publishers so perhaps I could see if they are interested in my work. Thanks much. jlheman1945


    1. Judith I appreciate your comments. I, however, do not have any contacts on publishing.
      I am just a lowly country boy, with little education; and some would say “No education”, and know very few people.
      Just keep writing. You are doing well.


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