Like many other people, my thoughts are with the victims of the Boston marathon bombing. Ever since I had my baby, I’ve generally tried to stay away from the news. While I would get bothered and sad by the horrible things that happen in the world before, now I get extremely frustrated, angry, confused and saddened, ESPECIALLY when there are little children involved, to the point where sometimes I can’t get work done the rest of the day. Now that I have a precious child of my own, I can’t imagine the grief that parents who lose their little ones to heinous and random acts of violence must feel.
When I was in New York City, I visited the National September 11 Memorial. It was a beautiful and moving tribute to the lives lost that day. Seeing the names of the victims etched into the granite really hit home, especially when I came across the name of one woman and her unborn child.
I sincerely hope that there will never be another 9/11, another Boston Marathon bombing….but the pessimist in me knows that it’ll probably be a hope unfulfilled.
At least I know that there are good people in the world who are actively working to make it a better place. When I came home from my NYC trip, I had lunch in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens and came across the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.
Dr. King’s inspiring words are ones that we should all keep in mind as we continue navigating this increasingly violent and senseless world.Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial