prayer-64f211ed9d400f6bcc9f34430b57e02e1b740b5d-s6-c10Wow. What a crazy week here in the US. We have watched the events in Boston unfold with shock and disbelief. Although it was not as big of an event as 9-11, the impact is still real.

I woke up this morning and turned on the news and it was like hearing the plot in a movie. Car chases, a policeman dead, an MIT security guard killed, and more explosives. It was all so surreal. Listening to the suspects’s uncle speak on camera hurt my heart. I feel very bad for them and what they are going through at this time.

I have been glued to the television since I turned it on at around 7:30 am Chicago time. Boston is still on lockdown at this hour as law officials conduct searches from door to door. No trains and buses are running, no aircrafts are allowed to fly over Boston, kids are home. People were told not to go to work. Again, it is like something from a movie. They are still looking for the second suspect, and possibly more involved in the bombing incident.

As I watch I feel for the families of the victims, the family of the suspects, the family of the policemen killed. And I feel for the families that are scared because they have been told to stay in their homes and not to open the door for anyone except the police. Their homes are being violated and searched. That cannot be easy.

To all my readers, fellow bloggers, and friends in Boston… my thoughts are with you. Be safe.

I also want to send my prayers and condolences to those in Texas that were affected by the fertilizer plant explosion. That was another unexpected tragedy that has impacted so many this week.