I've been thinking about what to write here since last night, when we first heard of what was happening in Dallas.
Felt so much all at once. Anger. Sadness. Worry. Sorrow. More sadness.
And I didn't know how to put it into words.
How to say how angry I am that law enforcement is being hunted for wearing a badge and a gun.
Watching local coverage didn't make it any better. Hearing first that one officer had given their life... Then two... And then five of my blue family not going home.
Even a day later, with more officers being ambushed in the last 24, I still am at a loss for words.
So here's all I have.
We are in pain. We are hurting. We ask for your comfort, and we ask for your peace.
We ask that you watch over us, as we watch over our communities.
We ask you for grace and compassion with those that we come in contact with, both on-duty and off.
You are our strength. We will hold on to you, so others can too.
Give us wisdom to see through our tears and these dark days.