After hearing about everything that happened tonight in Paris, I contacted our AirBnB host who gave us a place to stay this summer in Paris.  

The man's name was Simon and where we stayed was blocks away from where one of the attacks were.

I still haven't heard from Simon but I don't expect to for at least few more days.  I can't even imagine the tension and fear that is going on in the city.  

It's weird how I feel so connected to Simon and his family even though we were there for a week.  The way I see it, anyone who opens up their home and gives what they have to complete strangers is what family is.  Last night had me pretty shaken up, but all we can do is pray.


Tyler Shelton