Today I cursed the people that planted thorn bushes around our home.
Today I called about refinancing my mortgage.
Today I hit my head on a shed in the backyard.
Today I worried about my health probably more than I should have.
Today we told our gymnast daughter that it might be the end of her career in gymnastics.
Today I stressed over pending job interviews and future decisions.
Then I turned on the TV.
Today entire neighborhoods are gone.
Today people lost homes, cars, things and people they loved.
Today people suffered injuries far worse than a bump on their head.
Today 51 people lost their lives, none of them woke up thinking that would happen.
Today two schools were completely destroyed. Last I heard 20 of the 51 people that were killed were children.
Today people are holding on to one another thankful that they have that, even if nothing else.
Today I gained perspective.
Today hurt but not for any of the reasons that happened before I turned on that TV.
Today I mourn and pray for Oklahoma.
If you feel led to give to a relief organization, I personally recommend Samaritan’s Purse.