We are fine. Thank you to those of you who worried about us and have been checking in. Neither Bob nor I travel the bridge that collapsed. We’ve been over it for sure but it’s been a long time. At the time that the bridge collapsed, we were at Lake Harriet. I was going crazy being cooped up in the apartment and asked Bob if we could please go for a walk around the lake. He agreed. While we were there, we heard lots of sirens and wondered aloud of the cause/source. It wasn’t until we stopped at Walgreen’s for an extension cord that we heard what had happened. We went home and turned on the TV to watch the footage. I checked my email and my mom had already sent me a message. We are fine and as far as we know, those we know and love are fine as well. I am so thankful that the busload of children were spared and saved. We are praying for those not as lucky.
I really struggle with catastrophic events and my place. My heart grieves and yet there are so many responsibilities I need to concentrate on. Tonight is my final exam/presentation for a class, I have to go to work, Bob received some heavy news I can’t talk about right now, and other such “life goes on” kinds of things. The same thing happened to me during 9/11. I watched the tragedy and horror on TV and was struck by shock and yet I had a wedding occurring in roughly 2 weeks and was worried about that. I usually respond to the emotional aspects of these tragedies weeks and months later when it’s no longer on the front page and not so much appropriate. I don’t know how to change that about me so I will just go along as I can.
Thanks again for checking in.