When 9/11 happened, Dan and I were in Italy — on our honeymoon.

When the United States invaded Iraq, I was pregnant with Gabriel.

The whole time Dan and I have been married and creating our family, America has been a country at war. Granted, it was a remote war, and it little affected our day-to-day life. Other families have not been so lucky. And we should all be thankful to our men and women in uniform.

And now, nearly 10 years after the tragedy of 9/11, justice is done, and a man is dead.

My prayers go out to all of that man’s victims, Americans and otherwise.

My prayers go out for an end to our country’s wars. A prayer for a different world for my children. A prayer for peace.

What are you praying for today?