WEST, Texas (KXAN) - Four days after her ceiling fell down on her, Linda Urban got up Sunday morning and went to church.
Bumps, bruises and all.
"I have this," said Urban, pointing to a gash on her hand. "And I got hit in my forehead."
Even though going to church may not do much for her physical injuries, it is a part of the healing process for Urban and much of the town of West, Texas.
"I'm going to pray there was not more killed and injured and by thankful for my family and friends."
The town of 2,800 flocked to Sunday services including at the Saint Mary of the Assumption Church where the 10:30 Mass was so crowded, people were watching from the church lobby.
"They have come from all parts of the country and world to be with you at this particular moment," said Bishop Joe Vasquez during the mass. "They want to lift you up on their shoulders."
It was the first Sunday since the deadly explosion that took the life of at least 14 people and there were plenty of tears and burdened faces to be found in the crowd.
But that may have been the reason for such a large gathering.
"This is my church and we all love one another and are so close to one another," said Ann Urbanovski.
Even beyond the message of God, it was an opportunity for the community to unite.
"I'm not of the Catholic faith, but we came to be with other people my father might know," said Ruth Miller.
An update on the re-entry stages, search and rescue, and memorial services were also announced to the crowd before they left the church.
But the rebuilding may not begin with brick and mortar.
"We are just going to have to pull together," said Urbanovski. "And that is what West people do."
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