Sunday, April 11, 2010

A nation bereaved. . .

Can you imagine picking up a newspaper or turning on the television and learning that your president, your chief of staff of army, navy, and air command, your national heroine, and nearly a hundred of your nation's best leaders had died in a crash? A crash that could have been prevented if the pilot had followed instructions not to land in a fog? A crash of a plane bound to a small territorial plot commemorating a massacre of your nation's finest that took place 70 years before? How very sad. My heart goes out to the Polish nation, to the fathers and mothers, to the children who will forever remember where they were when they learned of this... It will survive, Poland... but what a heart-staggering blow, no matter what a person's political belief. May God comfort them all.

5 comments:

Linda said...

Thank you for this post Gayla. It put into words so many thoughts I have but haven't been able to express! I am so sad for them as a nation and as families!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

That is a sad tragedy. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Becky K. said...

So sad. Very, very sad.

What a shock it must be to the people of Poland.

Becky K.

Janean said...

you are so right. one of my blog friends lives in poland and she's devastated.

lesson for me: sometimes we have to trust someone other than ourselves who can see more clearly from their vantage point.

Megan said...

Well said, Gayla. You are very moving with your thoughtful words.