Boston Love

Yesterday started as a beautiful, sunny, cool day for the great Boston Marathon. My friends and I have a tradition to to go the Red Sox game and watch the Marathon runners. After a morning and early afternoon of fun, we learned of a tragedy that occurred at the finish line, not too far from where we were.  As details emerged, we were lucky to hear that all our friends and family were safe, and were devastated that a day, so celebrated in Boston, was tarnished this year.

For those outside of Boston, this day is so ingrained in the upbringing and culture of this city. I remember sitting on the sidelines in nearby Natick as a kid cheering on runners and handing them water cups.  Runners from far and wide come to tackle the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston, so it's a national and international day for the Commonwealth.  It's safe to say the Boston Marathon will never be the same.  It's amazing to see the generosity, Patriotism, and heroic nature of people in the face of tragedy.

My thoughts and prayers are with the families and victims of yesterday's attack.


image of Boston skyline from 2012 by me

Share/Bookmark

5 comments:

  1. Well said Jamie. Hope you and yours are safe.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Such a tragic turn of events. I'm happy to hear you are safe.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Glad to hear everyone is fine! I'm so sorry about this... It's relly unexplainable!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm so thankful you weren't near the finish line! It's so sad to hear about how this race day is tarnished for so many, now overshadowed by what happened. Thank you for sharing your memories, hopefully there will be many more good memories to be made in the future on this day. My prayers are with you and those who have been affected by this heinous act. ♥ Dawn

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for reading!

Due to overwhelming spam comments, I had to turn on word verification. Sorry for the inconvenience and hope you will still leave a thought!