By: John Sears
Pray for Boston.
It was hard to stay focused at work today. My eyes were glued to the TV all day long. The explosions at the Boston marathon are awful on every level. It’s hard to put in to words…What the hell is this world coming to? Seriously? We can’t even run a marathon without fear of bombs going off. Senseless.
The images and pictures are just terrifying. I can’t even imagine what it was like to be there. People’s limbs were blown off. With all the recent violence in our country, today must have felt like a nightmare for so many. Thoughts and prayers to all the injured today in Boston.
3 people have died in the bombings, one being an 8 year old. Over 140 people were injured. I have 2 kids, a 2 year old and a 1 month old. This is just another reminder of how precious every day is.
The first responders are awesome. Just watch the videos, police, firefighters, all rushing to the aid of the injured. They have no idea what’s going on, or where the bombs are coming from yet they stay smack dab in the middle of all of it, trying to rescue people, and trying to keep calm. They put themselves in harms way everyday, today was no different, just on a much larger scale.
Reports say many marathon runners finished running the 26 miles, and then ran straight to the hospitals to help and donate blood. That is America at it’s finest.
The next time you go to a sporting event and you have to wait in line an extra 20 minutes to get a pat-down because of added safety, be thankful, not pissed off.
For a day like today Twitter is good and bad. Good because a person can somewhat keep updated of all the breaking news, what’s happening if they aren’t around a TV. But it’s also bad because a lot of the stuff ‘tweeted’ out is incorrect. The worst is the ‘For every RT we will donate $1 to the Boston bombing victims.’ It’s a scam, and it’s sickening.
I still can’t believe what happened today. Sad on all levels. Justice will be served. I’m heading home to hug my kids. Pray for Boston.