Thursday, July 07, 2005



Speechless


My heart breaks for you, Britain. This shouldn't happen to anybody, this terror, this grief, this pure heartbreak. The words fail me now. But this isn't about politics, not yet. This is about how we will stand by you, Britain. We will stand by you as you stood by us nearly four years agao. Or thoughts and our prayers are with you, with you always.

And yet, it is about politics. The attacks were surely timed to be during the G-8 summit being held in Scotland. And it is about politics in that they are meant to intimidate and invoke sorrow. But don't give in to it. Don't give in to the hate. Stand strong, London. Stand strong in your faith and your country. Know that the world is with you now. This isn't about America, not really. This is about, right now, standing behind our fellow freedom lovers.

I know this isn't eloquent. But it's from my heart. We've been there too, and I know we will do whatever we can. I know I will. They can kill our bodies, but they can't kill our spirits. They can't shake our beliefs that what is right will prevail. Grieve, as you must, but know that when the ashes settle, people of character will still stand strong in the face of fanaticism. And, Barbara, know especially that our thoughts and prayers are with you, too, in this time of shock and sorrow. Know that our comfort, and that of people all over the world, for what it's worth, is with you. And, especially, our love.

12 Comments:

At 7/07/2005 03:48:00 PM, Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i think it's very eloquent, beautifully written and definitely from the heart. my heart goes out to them as well

 
At 7/07/2005 04:26:00 PM, Anonymous Barbara said...

Nettie,

from the heart - but what a beautiful heart...

This means a lot - thanks.

Your President and our Prime Minister were standing together, united over this issue.

But what means more to me is your support and concern and the ready way that you have offered your love and prayers over cyberspace.

Thank you my friend,.

 
At 7/07/2005 06:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am with you.

*hugs*

 
At 7/07/2005 06:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alice

 
At 7/07/2005 07:44:00 PM, Blogger Paula said...

You said everything that needed to be said beautifully. We can't give in to terrorism!!!! Thank God for Bush and Blair!

 
At 7/07/2005 07:44:00 PM, Blogger Paula said...

I think your post should be run on the cover of the London Times!

 
At 7/07/2005 08:16:00 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

That was so wonderfully said and echos the thoughts of so many.

 
At 7/07/2005 08:55:00 PM, Blogger John said...

Nettie, a beautiful and eloquent post, straight from your heart! My prayers join with yours!

GBYAY

 
At 7/07/2005 09:06:00 PM, Blogger mrsd said...

Hear ye! Hear ye! (and Amen.)

 
At 7/07/2005 09:17:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H said...

Coming from your heart, I know the words--and the feelings they express--and sincere and fall softly on the ears of God.

Thanks, Nettie.

 
At 7/08/2005 12:22:00 PM, Blogger Jocelyn said...

That was so touching, girl!!

 
At 3/24/2006 09:22:00 AM, Blogger Mr JaguarDriver said...

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