And we all mourn today

601564_10152117432200722_804801702_nFor the lives of the Ambassador Chris Stevens and the four other diplomats (all names not yet released) lost in Libya today, due to an act of hatred against Americans.

I truly have no words, but it really hit home today, as we all call ourselves one big family, and for the first time today, I felt that.  We are far away from the events, but it could have been Karl there.  And though it wasn’t Karl, some other foreign service families are now mourning the loss of a loved one.

You can read President Obama’s statement, or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s one about the attack in Libya.

I wrote earlier this month about the sacrifices that come with this lifestyle, I just wish we all weren’t reminded of it so soon, and to such an extent.


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9 responses to “And we all mourn today

  1. Carla, we also feel the same way. Like any other FS family, we’ve got families all over, and we have friends not in Libia, but in Egypt – who, thankfully, are safe. You’re right, we, especifically, are far away from these recent events, but, you think about your spouse, our family, and cannot help but share in with the families mourning the loss of a loved one. We are, one big family, despite being far apart, we are one. We know each other from work, from trainings,from forum groups, through the internet… Peace to us all, and take care, Raquel.

  2. Reblogged this on Marcia Clarke–La Chica Writes and commented:
    Showing support to our Foreign Service staff and families! Thanks for all you do!

  3. So sorry about the deaths of our public servants in Libya. Their crucial work escapes those of us here at home…until something like this reminds us of the invaluable service they render our country. God bless you and your husband for carrying our message abroad.


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