As every person among North America
I woke up, seeing the sunshine,
thinking what a beautiful day
this is going to be and went
on to start my day.
But as I turned on the television,
that beautiful day soon turned into horror,
disbelief, fear, uncertainty,
and most of all sadness.
As I sat there watching, I found
myself changing the channels
hoping that what my eyes were seeing
was some movie review recently put
out by Universal Studios.
Only to realize that this was
not some made up stunt,
but a horrific reality that like so many will
be etched in my mind and heart forever.
There are no words to describe the anger,
hurt or sadness this brings to me,
that a world so beautiful,
filled with so many different
nationalities, customs, beliefs
could be brought down so quickly,
in a matter of seconds, due to the actions of
those who feel nothing.
I sat there with tears running down
my face as I watched countless stories
of loved ones, saw countless faces
of those not found and heard reports
that were never-ending on the losses and the
fears everyone has yet to face.
Then seeing countries lower their flags
to half mast, sending their heart
felt regards, it only reassured me
that people do care about others,
and feel the sadness deep within
even if they weren't from the United States.
But what really touched me was how
the Americans through all that they
had already been through,
showed how much they cared.
Banding together for comfort,
working together to help those in need,
putting themselves in arm's length
of disaster to help find those
who are lost and who not only
showed themselves but the world
what a true family the Americans are.
I am a Canadian and very proud of who I am,
but I have always cherished my
American friends and the country
that they stand so proud of.
I now know why.
It is at this time that my family
and I send our deepest sympathies
to those who have lost their loved ones,
and our love and support for those
who are faced with the tasks of
dealing with this throughout America.
I think your country's name says it all,
and you will be strong,
you will come back better than before
and you will always be a United.. states.
With all our love and hearts,
Judy and Family
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