Because I'm a mother, I grieve for the dead in Boston. I grieve for Martin Richard, Lingzi Lu, Krystle Campbell, Sean Collier and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
None of them were over 30, and little Martin was only 8.
I can't begin to imagine the horror of losing a child so suddenly, so violently, so senselessly as the parents of Martin, Krystle, Lingzi and Sean did on Monday and on Thursday. I can't fathom the horror of learning that a child of mine was the perpetrator of such horrible crimes as the parents of Tamerlan Tsarnaev discovered this week, and then learning of his death while police were trying to capture him and his brother.
Because I'm a mother, my heart is broken for the parents of these young people.
I am praying for their families, and for the repose of their souls.