Tuesday, April 16, 2013


As I watched the events unfold in Boston, obviously my heart hurt. I was reminded yet again of how quickly things can change. People tell us all the time to keep you're loved ones close and safe, and never miss an opportunity to tell them how much you love them. This always holds true.
After seeing the explosions, my thoughts immediately turned to Sandy Hooke Elementary and that horrific act back on December 14, 2012. I didn't blog about that day because I think sometimes words just get in the way in situations like this.

Today I'm saddened and angered by the bombings in Boston. And the shootings last December in Connecticut, 9/11 and the Oklahoma City bombing in '95 and so on and so on. I'm saddened because I know lives were lost and changed forever because of these events. For those of us on the outside looking in the hurt eventually fades away, but for those directly affected I'm sure that hurt never stops. With each new tragedy the memories are rekindled.

I'm angered because I know that all too soon the smoke will clear and America will once again become a divided nation. You see after an event like this we come together like no other country in the world. We stand beside and care for one another in times of tragedy; for about 10 minutes. Oh sure everybody says the right things afterwards. Our thoughts and Prayers are with Boston. But soon our political views take over. We argue about gun control, gay marriage, and the way or where those very prayers should be shared. We argue over wars and who should be the next president. The political agendas of our politicians get in the way, and the fact of the matter is, we're a reactive nation, not a proactive one. It's only after something like this that this nation remembers the last tragedy.

I hope it's not the next event that brings us together and reminds us of Boston.

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