Friday, May 03, 2013

Some Thoughts

Being in Minnesota made everything in the world seem okay. It was easy to forget about the Boston Marathon bombing and the explosions in West, Texas and pretend that the only thing that mattered was warm, sunny weather and a family wedding, but there are still people desperately hurting, and the events in Boston still hit too close to home.

One of the families injured in the blast come from my home town. Webster seems to have become battered and bruised the past couple years... The family affected are not personal friends of mine, but easily could have been. The grown children were homeschooled, and their mother, the one actually running in the marathon, is familiar to me. I was introduced to her this past year, I can't remember exactly where, but I think it was at church, maybe a graduation party or something.

I've read a couple of the daughter's blogs lately (The Marathon Ahead and cragsandclay). They give an intensely personal view into the lives of those affected by the blasts, and they are a reminder to me that I need to be more prayerful and abundantly more grateful for the blessings in life.


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  2. I wondered why Rachel had deleted her comment until I read the first posting from one of the sisters who specifically stated she was not posting names or faces in order to protect her family. Rachel and Dave happen to know them better than I do.

  3. Hi Martha! I've just read your posts about the wedding and realize how much I've been missing by not reading the blogs. I miss hearing your thoughts. Facebook is a poor substitute, is it not?

    1. Facebook is a poor substitute for real communication. I miss our blogger days. The wedding was amazing! I am having a hard time getting back into my normal daily routine. Hopefully, the adjustment back to real life is almost complete.

      You know, I was just thinking the other day that Joey should start a blog.