Mark Kelly, the husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, closed the National Prayer Breakfast this morning and offered a few words about the Arizona lawmaker’s recovery from a gunshot wound.

Kelly told President Obama and the audience at the Washington Hilton that the last month “has been the hardest time of my life.”

He said it was natural for anyone to ask in this situation: How? Why was his spouse, an Arizona Democrat, shot in the head on Jan. 8?

“Maybe it was fate,” he said he told Giffords the other day. “I hadn’t been a big believer in fate until recently. I thought the world just spins and the clock just ticks and things happen for no particular reason.”

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