What a horrific week. The bombs at the Boston Marathon, the explosion in Texas and the failure of the U.S. Senate to pass the gun background check law. Sometimes it is hard to get up in the morning without a fear that some other tragedy will occur whether caused by an evil intentional act by some monster or some horrible accident or natural disaster. My heart goes out to the injured and killed in Boston and Texas and to their the families. How sad, how horrible.
I cannot get the Martin Richards family out of my mind. From what I have read, the Richard family was extremely close and was loved and respected in their Dorchester community. The family went to the marathon together and by the end of the day, Martin was dead, his sister had lost a leg and his mother a severe head injury.
In these times of tragedy it is impossible not to think of our children and grandchildren and put ourselves in the position of the Richards family and shudder at the thought of their loss. Its almost too much to bear.