You never know who’s going to show up at the scene of a big news story. It could be someone you know.
Take the Boston Marathon bombing. A friend of my daughter’s – Jennifer Schmidt – finished the race long before the bombs went off and was sitting in a Boston restaurant when she heard about it.
My life-long friend Steve Boyd, his wife Teresa, their daughter and son-in-law were seated across the street from the explosions, near the finish line. They were not hurt.
There were some tense moments as they waited to make contact with their other daughter – Regan – who was about a mile from the finish line when the bombs exploded.
The Boston story dominated national news coverage for several days and will continue to be in the news as the investigation and eventual prosecution of the suspect begin.
The good news is, these two men were stopped before they could do any more damage.
Our thought for today is from Horace:
“Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth. And set down as gain each day that Fortune grants.”