14 years old, eighth grade

 I was 14 years old, in eighth grade. At first I thought it was an accident. Then we started watching the news coverage, and terrorism entered my life for the first time. All day long, in almost every class, we watched the news: the same videos, the same commentary, the same audio reels of screaming Americans, over and over and over. 

Today I pray for unity, and I pray for humility. I thank my God for this gospel and for a country that allows me the freedom to live it. I pray for those who fight and die for my home. I believe in America, I believe in freedom, and I believe in goodness.

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