Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Boston, You're My Home.

I was not at the Boston Marathon on Monday. In fact, Eric and I were on a whirlwind trip to DC, so I was nowhere near the marathon. But, the flood of text messages, e-mails, and tweets I received is enough to show me just how easily I could've been. I've been to the marathon a million times, and my uncle was running it so if I was here, I definitely would've been watching it somewhere along the route. 

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I'm not going to lie. I am scared about how common it has become for there to be a crisis. I am scared that the last crisis was in an elementary school classroom and the most recent crisis was in my city. It's too close. Actually, no matter where it is, or what it is, it is still too close. 

But I am also thankful that in these terrible moments, we very clearly see the good in most people. It's easy to let a dark cloud highlight only the terrible person responsible for this. But there are so many good people, and their light is overpowering the shadow.

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I am thankful that most people are putting aside our differences, to support the people affected by these terrible events. I am thankful that even as far away as Australia, wonderful people are rooting for Boston. No matter what, I will always root for Boston. 


  1. I'm rooting for Boston! Your city is beautiful and strong, and you won't let fear win!!

  2. I was definitely thinking about you, and Caroline when I saw this on the news. So glad you are both ok and you weren't there (and of course, Eric!!!)

  3. I was thinking about you lots on Monday. I'm so glad your friends and family are all ok.

  4. After the initial shock wore off, I opted to focus on the incredible strength of the human spirit. Time after time I saw videos of people running TOWARDS the smoke. To help. In the face of an unknown disaster. Risking their own lives. Incredible.

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  6. I was thinking of you and your family on Monday as well, and was hoping none of them were impacted... I felt a little better knowing you and Eric were not in Boston that day! But I am currently watching the news and wondering if you live close to this neighborhood where they are trying to find the suspect as I think you live in a West suburb (but could be totally wrong on that) and that is where they are looking... Yikes.

    It is such a sad, awful thing but I think by focusing on the human spirit and the way our country comes together after events like this takes some of the power out of the hands of the terrorists who plan these events.

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