It is easy to get caught up in figuring out how to stop the spill, how to clean it up, how to mitigate this disaster that is so beyond our scope reasoning. And we should be doing that, because it is easier to sweep it away from our thoughts and let the people in the gulf worry about it.
And so it becomes easier yet to forget the first victims, the 11 men who died on April 20, 2010. Men who were supporting families some with children and wives, some with unborn children, men whose bodies will never be recovered, simply because they were doing what most of us do every day… working.
So if you’re the praying type, say a prayer, but I think we can all spare a good thought or two to send out to those men and their families.