Kendra Stanton Lee

teaches in the School of Journalism and Communication at Southern Adventist University.

​Gone Too Soon

Reflecting on the fragility of life

My husband, son, and I were watching my daughter’s swimming lesson the afternoon of April 15, 2013.

My friend, Keely Tary, a colleague at Southern Adventist University, approached me. “I just saw something about a bombing at the Boston Marathon.”

Keely knew a large part of my heart was still in Boston. We had recently left our home of 10 years to answer the call to Southern.

This information about a bomb, even if partially true, struck me dumb. Something terrible had happened, and would likely have affected hundreds of people. “Marathon Monday” is a special holiday in Boston. Families and college students gather along Commonwealth …

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