A Hillsboro couple was celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary Friday night in Paris when terrorists went on the attack. The couple had just gotten back to their room a the Concord Hotel and suddenly heard sirens.
"It really got our attention that many sirens that loud and that long," said Paul Shearin a pastor at Hillsboro's Baptist Bible Church.
The Shearin's were on the tail end of their trip, their third and final night in Paris. From their hotel room, they watched the horror unfold.
"It started hitting really hard once we got our channel on, hearing about how there were multiple sites now and how there still could be more," said Lisa Shearin.
Back in Hillsboro, their children, Jordan and Hunter Shearin, feared the worst.
"When we turned on the TV we didn't know the extent it was and when we saw, it was devastating," said Jordan.
After what seemed like an eternity of worry, they got word from their parents. Hunter says he "got a text message from dad, there was a bomb near us but we're ok."
After their flight was canceled, the Shearin's made it to North Texas Saturday night. And Sunday morning they were back at church, a very grateful family.
"There were tears, lots of tears," said Jordan.