I was shocked and saddened to hear about the bombings at the Boston Marathon earlier today, to say the least. Immediately my thoughts went to my family back home–who loves to go into Boston for days like Patriot Day to enjoy the beautiful weather and some of the festivities of the day. Luckily, my family was on a college visit with my younger sister, but my mom did have a coworker who was running and I had a few friends from high school who were in the marathon this year.
Luckily, all of my loved ones are safe and sound, but not everyone’s are. Right now there are 3 deaths and over 80 severe injuries that have been reported. For someone to attack our city on a day that is meant to be so joyful and celebratory is heartbreaking. Families ready to greet their runners at the other side of that finish line…I can’t even imagine what they went through. And what our city is going through.
What I can say is that I’m incredibly impressed by the speed and efficiency that Boston Police dealt with the attack. My heart is warmed to see all the support for Boston online and from President Obama. This attack was horrible and I don’t understand it, but I refuse to be afraid by it. I love that dirty water. And Boston is nothing if not stubborn and resilient. We will grow stronger from this tragedy…I know it.
Below are some pictures I took last weekend when I was home visiting my family. Isn’t my city lovely?