This week has been too much. From the Boston Marathon, to the Exxon Fire, to the West, TX Explosion, to the current news this morning. I’ve been struggling all week to find the right words, to try to make sense of things, to try to offer hope in the midst of all the fear. I don’t understand. My heart is heavy. I am weary and tired. I try to shelter my kids from watching the news to try to preserve their sweet innocence as long as I can. I want them to be able to just be kids, and they should be. A month ago our school district held an action drill to train and prepare for the unthinkable. When I listened to the automated message on my voice mail letting us know about it I started to cry. While I’m extremely thankful our school district is taking precautionary measures, my heart broke for my children. It’s just so sad that we live in a world now that we have to be prepared for such a thing. I realize I’m rambling on. The only thing I know to do is pray and try to find the good in this world.
The Salvation Army is providing help to those in Boston and in West, TX. You can find the links below to help.