My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who was there, and who had loved ones there. I can’t imagine what it must feel like, not knowing if your loved ones are safe. I hope that everyone will take a moment to pray for everyone affected, and keep them in your thoughts.
As Americans, we must all stick together and support each other through these trying times. It is heartbreaking to have so many innocent people injured in an event that had nothing to do with them. The war on terror is happening right here at home, and we all have to stand together.
Gone are the days when we could go to concerts, festivals, or anywhere else and not think about what might happen. At least it has for me. I worry every time I send my children off to school, I worry when I go to sleep at night, and I worry when we go out. And that’s not to say that I’m some nutcase worry wart and this has taken over my life, because it certainly hasn’t. But if the kids are late getting home, or I hear a lot of sirens at night, or some guy seems nervous and twitchy in a public place? Yeah, it crosses my mind.
This is an epidemic affecting all of us, and while I am the first to admit I really have no idea what to do about it or how to fix it, I wish someone could give me a reassurance I could hold onto. I wish our government would come up with a plan that I could really stand behind, because so far they haven’t.
I won’t turn this into a tirade about gun laws, the national debt, or immigration, because those opinions are my own and don’t have any place here. I just miss the days when kids were able to play outside and our parents didn’t run out the door every time someone pulled over to take a call on their cellphone. When adults didn’t run into schools and mass murder innocent children. When people in the Boston Marathon just ran, and didn’t have to worry about their career, or their life, ending on the finish line.
I am so sorry for the losses that we all, as a country, lost today, and I hope someone stands up and finds us some real solutions so we won’t lose any more.
This is in no way meant to be any type of political statement, but I could not keep my usual blog schedule with this tragedy occurring today. I hope you can join me in my prayers for everyone affected, and I will try to resume my normal schedule tomorrow.