Tuesday, April 16, 2013

~GENTLE THOUGHTS~


 Yesterday was a day most of us will never, ever forget.

I guess we never really know how a day that begins gloriously beautiful will end up like...

Do we?

Nothing quite like watching a real tragedy unfold~  Sure does have a way of whipping one's life into focus... 

Doesn't it?

All the things I thought were troubles in my life yesterday morning didn't even cross my mind by the time I crawled into bed last night.  I fell asleep thanking God for his protection for my beautiful family and for ALL those
OTHER THINGS
I forget to thank Him for
almost every day...

Because I live in Oklahoma there isn't a week that goes by that I'm not in or around the Oklahoma City Memorial near our downtown.   Although it's a place of reflection,calm and peace today, forever etched in my mind is how on April 19, 1995, our Alfred P. Murrah Building was totally destroyed by a truck bomb and how two deranged killers shattered the lives of many of our men, women and children.

Then of course there was 911...

More death, dying and profound loss.

Today my thoughts and prayers are with the people of Boston as well as those visiting Massachusetts from other cities, towns and countries.  Like you, my heart breaks over the injuries and deaths...

I pray God creates something beautiful out of the ashes...

May God help us.

May God help us all.

Love to you...

6 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Praying along with you my friend, xoxo Julie Marie

NanaNor's said...

Hi Rebecca, I could hardly believe when I heard yesterday. My prayers are going up for those hurt or those who lost loved ones. We so need the Mercy of the Lord. Blessings on your day.
Hugs, Noreen

Mari said...

Rebecca I was shocked when I heard the news, it's so devasting! I too will be praying for all those who were hurt and their family.....

Blessings~
Mari

Marilou Bain said...

Thinking of you my sweet Rebecca, prayers for those in Boston and. The world in general and an extra one for you my sweet friend.
Hugs Marilou

Deanna said...

praying.........

Theresa said...

Yes ma'am... a day that started out normal for so many, just wasn't:( Hugs to you and prayers for peace in this world we live in!

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