What do you say today?
Tragedy has come to our doorsteps, to our land, to our people and there are no answers.
Injuries, death, broken hearts, tears, blood, crying, fear, anxiety, horror, the list of words goes on and on to describe the senseless act of violence and cowardice that occurred yesterday during the Boston Marathon.
How do we move forward from this? Can we?
Not just a short time ago our nation was grieving for children whose lives were taken without cause or reason.
The marathon yesterday was in their honor and in honor of the school staff that gave their lives to protect them.
26 miles for 26 victims.
We had to explain this horrible act to our children once.
How do we explain it to them again?
How do we make them feel safe in their own homes? In their schools? In their communities?
We need to talk to our children and build that confidence and trust in them. It is not going to go away. We cannot deny that it happened.
This article posted in the Washington Post has some guidance on how to talk to our children about this and other tragedies.
But most of all, love them. Hold them. Tell them that they are loved. Tell them that they mean the world to you.
Don't ever miss a moment in the day to show them that there is good in this world.
Take your time to do an act of kindness, share the word that nothing is going to tear us down as a nation, as a people, as a global community.
Most of all, love one another - is that too hard to ask?
Too all the victims, their families, survivors, first responders and the people of Boston, my thoughts and prayers are with you.