Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Saluting The Heroes

Hi Everyone,

I've been using the word, "giddy" a lot lately. Not only does it express my immature nature in general but it describes my feelings about spring and gardening and being on the home stretch of publishing my book. I feel like I've crested a very steep hill. The trail was full of obstacles such as jagged rocks, deep puddles of murky, ooey-gooey stuff, sharp, pointy things growing along its edges. But I'm on it, one step at a time.

You know how it is after a dark cloud floats away and the sun comes out? This, my friends is how I've been feeling lately, all bright and sunny. But then this mentally disturbed person(s) has to go and detonate bombs and hurt a bunch of people. It's like that dang dark cloud is trying to mess with my sunny day and I don't like it one bit. 

I've got PTSD so I don't allow myself to think about scary things very much. I can't mentally put myself in situations like the Boston bombing for risk of a panic attack. I hope I never again find myself in a life and death situation. However, I would like to think that if I did, I would be one of the strong people, the helpers that Mr. Rogers' mother pointed out to a young Fred. I'd like to think I would ignore my own safety and tend to the wounded instead of running the opposite direction, concerned with only my own well being. 

At this time when we're all scratching our heads and hoping the authorities catch the bad guys, I want to salute the helpers. You who put yourselves at risk to cradle the wounded, your compassion astounds me and I want to be more like you. 


  1. I would hope I would help those in need whether to comfort the scared or help the wounded. At these times we feel hopeless and helpless but we have to focus on the fact there are more of the good people out there...and all those helpers proved it.

  2. Thank God for the helpers! I would hope that I would be of help if put into a situation like that, but there are many people who live their lives helping the sick and wounded.

    Great reminder, Grace, that we have much to be thankful for even on dark days.

  3. It just breaks my heart about the injuries and deaths. Peoples minds and how they rationalize such actions is beyond my thinking and is so cruel and hateful.Hate knows no bounds I guess.
    I have often wondered what I would do in such situations also. I think I would be in shock at first trying to comprehend what was going on and then I would hope I would get into the middle of it and help those in need. I guess one really does not know for certain what they would do until they are faced with something like this.
    I am excited for you and your book!!!

  4. WOW! Big news Grace! Is it really true ~ are you having a book published?? CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You deserve to feel giddy, light & sunny. That's a major accomplishment. You should be so proud. I feel proud for you!
    I guess this is what happens when you drop off the planet for a while ~ people do great things.

    Happy for Boston & America tonight that they've apprehended/killed the bombers. Cannot fathom why people do this. If you don't like it in America, the answer is simple ~ leave. It's sickening what has happened to innocent people for no good reason. ugh. Don't let it rain on your parade tho ~ you deserve to celebrate!!!
    Go Grace!!!


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