I chose not to watch the horrifying play-by-play in Boston yesterday. The tragedy is almost unspeakable. I can’t stop thinking about that little 8-year-old boy, who showed up there at the finish line to watch proudly as his daddy finished a goal he set for himself so long ago. And that little life is just gone in a flash — all because of a sick, twisted hatred that I don’t know how to explain to my 6-year-old daughter. She won’t leave me alone for a full two minutes to go to the bathroom, so how could I possibly watch this nightmare unfold on television without her being exposed to it. I want to keep her innocent to that part of our world’s reality for as long as possible.
Yes, I first found out about the explosions on Facebook, so I sneaked updates there and on Twitter when I could. But after I tweeted how I was praying for the people of Boston and our president, I was truly shocked by a couple of negative responses I got, asking why would I consider praying for the president when he was only going to milk this opportunity to make himself look good.
Political differences aside, when our country is faced with an obvious terrorist attack, we need our President to stand strong in the face of our enemies. I would like to think that for one stinking minute we could take off our anti-WHATEVER bumper stickers and T-shirts and just be pro-Americans. So yes, I pray for our president to make good decisions in response to this attack. I pray for him to have courage to do what needs to be done. I pray for his protection from our enemies. And I’m not the least bit worried that he might milk this and end up looking good as a result of how he handles this crisis. I PRAY that he looks good as a result of how he handles this crisis!! I didn’t vote for him, but that doesn’t mean I want the man to fail in his position, especially now when I need the man to show some strength and reaffirm my shaky feelings of security.
And that’s all I have to say about that.