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When my plane's wheels touched down Tuesday afternoon in Boston, I felt a deep relief. Sixteen dangerous, difficult, awe-inspiring and extraordinary days in Iraq were over. But when my plane's wheels touched down, I also felt a deep sadness, knowing that I was about to step into the after-effects of great trauma, loss, and last week's uncertainty.
If you are hurting or struggling or questioning after last week's events, please let me know. We can make time to talk.
I am thankful to be home again, to be with you again.
Throughout my days in Iraq (both before and after the Boston bombing) I held these words by Wayne Arnason (adapted) close to my heart:
Take courage friends.
The way is often hard, the path is never clear,
And the stakes are very high.
For deep down, there is another truth:
We are not alone.