I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the family, and friends of those who died and were injured in the London Bombings on Thursday.
It is so sad that we, as humans, can do such horrific things to each other in the name of God. The fact that any person could ever believe that God, Allah, Buddha, The Supreme Oneness, whatever your name or concept for the Creator, would ever desire one human, to cause harm or kill another human, in His or Her name, just boggles my mind.
No Creator could possibly ever want that, and to believe otherwise is just a man-made delusion that certain misguided individuals have chosen to believe.
The impact here in the NY/NJ Metropolitan area was instantaneous. The city immediately went back to Orange Alert and there are police with machine guns all over Port Authority and the subway and train stations. The military presence is much more obvious, too.
My hubby happened to travel by car Thursday and Friday and I was so glad.
September 11th is still something we deal with every day. My kids and I still fear something horrible happening in the city and coming close to losing Daddy again. We don't let it cripple us, we don't avoid the city completely. I go every month for my Remicade infusions for my RA. We go as a family to the museums and shows and sometimes shopping and to eat. If we stopped doing the things we loved before in NYC, well, then the terrorists would have won.
They will not win.
I may worry more, since my hubby usually travels mass transit every day in NYC. I may have to help my kids cope with that worry, too. BUT, I will not allow them, the terrorists, to take away NYC or any part of my life, my freedom.
My kids and hubby and I always stop and thank the police officers and military men we see on duty, and living here, we see them a lot.
I ask you to do the same.
If a bomb does go off, they will be running toward it. They will shielding you with their body. You need to say thank you, NOW, when you see them, because they may not be here to thank after terror strikes.
Because that is their job.