I just heard about the explosion occurred near the finish line at the Boston Marathon about 4 hours after the race starts. It was said that 3 people were killed and hundreds were injured. And out of those 3 people who were killed, an 8 year old little kid died.
I pray that the family members of those who have already passed away, find some peace in these moments. I pray that the family members of the injured have the strength to love and support their loved ones as they face a difficult journey. I pray that everyone who is still waiting to hear from a loved one, a friend, or a family member, that they are able to hear the news that they are ok. I pray for everyone that was involved in this tragedy. Something like this stays with a person for the rest of their lives, and I pray that someday peace can be found.
Racing events are supposed to be joyous occasions. You train and train and train for a day like what today was supposed to be. You expect to cross the finish line and feel a sense of pride or accomplishment. You aren’t supposed to be gripped with fear after bombs go off at the finish line. Just like any other act of random violence that has occurred, this wasn’t supposed to happen and right now we can’t make sense of any of it. We may never be able to make sense of today. Right now all we can do is pray and hope.