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Where Did You Hear of the Boston Bombings?

bostonmarathonexplosionI was out and about yesterday afternoon, preparing for Mashenka’s birthday coming up in the next month.  Calling Benedetto by phone, he asked if I heard the news.

“What news?” my heart sank, as I was preparing to leave the country myself in a couple of weeks, and thought it had something to do with that destination.

“The Boston Marathon— some bombs were set off at the finish line.”

“No—” I was stunned.

“A couple of people are dead, probably more, hundreds wounded from shrapnel, spectators lost limbs….”boston

I started praying on the phone.  That’s all I know how to do:  pray for those whose lives were irreparably changed in a millisecond.  There was nothing known about whether it was a sicko individual, planned and calculated terrorism, or what.  The two of us remembered the several times we had happened to be in Boston on the day of the marathon.  And now this.

Americans will not live our lives in fear.  We will not stay at home, cowering in fear.  Instead, we will continue to be the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

Where were you when you heard the news?



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