I know there are so many who are feeling this reeling, wrenching pain. So many there who feel the physical pain that can't be taken away regardless of the amount of pain medication and that it will take so long
But we are strong and resilient and we will be stronger and we will heal and remember and honor and revere those who stepped forward today and those who will never be the same and will never be forgotten because they were among the innocents.
This is the prayer I posted on my Facebook feed after I read first about what had happened...
Prayers for those in Boston and those reliving tragedies as they see this develop. Prayers for those helping, rescuing, and caring for victims. Prayers for those families that will never be the same.
I will continue my prayers tonight and for so many more nights to come. And when this has faded from the headlines, something will remind me of this day and I will pray again. I have faith. Faith in our country and faith in the people. Most importantly, faith in the Lord. My faith gives me hope that He will teach me something that will make tomorrow a little bit easier to bear here on this earth.
Thank you for reading. Please pray - or send positive thoughts, should you choose not to pray - for those who are suffering tonight. It will not end when the newspaper, Facebook, Twitter, and television headlines fade - remember and honor, regardless of the headline.