My condolences and prayers go out to the families and colleagues affected by the shooting at the Navy Yard on September 16, 2013. I was stuck in traffic only miles away from the area because a U-Haul truck flipped over the median on the Baltimore Washington Parkway. I had family and friends who were on lockdown during this event and I am thankful that they are safe. When something like this happens in close proximity, it gives a quick reality check that anything can happen at any time. I pray for people battling mental illness and sympathy fatigue. The world is calling on our humanity to heal itself and to love. I pray for those who for one reason or the other did not make it into work yesterday and were hit with the reminder of their mortality. A big thanks to Law Enforcement, Firefighters, and Rescue workers. Prayers for a speedy recovery for the victims still in the hospital. May you find comfort in knowing that not only Washington, DC, but the country is with you.
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