Monday, April 22, 2013

Now that it is over

Now that the crazy week is over in Boston, I feel like we can breathe a little easier.  Mat and I live about 15 miles from where the criminals were caught.  Pfizer was closed on Friday, just like all of Boston.  There has been nothing on TV for an entire week while we watched the bombing, the aftermath, and finally the capture.

The hardest was trying to explain some of it to Arlington.  We didn't let her watch the footage, of course.  But she was still aware on some level.  She worried about the people who were hurt and killed, and worried that the "bad man" had not been captured.  10 is a funny age.  She isn't quite old enough for all of this but yet she isn't a little kid any more either.  She understands that sometimes people do bad things, but in the end - they always get caught.

Our hearts are heavy for the families who lost loved ones, and for the people whose lives are changed forever.  13 people lost limbs.  13 people who will never walk normally again. 1000's of people who didn't get to finish the race they trained for.  A city shut down and millions in revenue lost.

What these two men didn't understand is what happens to people who mess with Boston.  I found a tweet that said it best, "Boston is probably the only city that if you mess with them, they will shut down the city, stop everything.....and FIND YOU".

And find them they did.

We thank the first responders, the nurse, the doctors, the police, the military, the fire department, and a slew of very brave civilians that saved 100s of lives this past week.  The outcome could have been very different without them.

Now we move on.  Like we always do when tragedy strikes America.  We pick up the pieces, and learn from mistakes.  And we add a few more people to our forever memories.


Anonymous said...

april 22nd, 2013

What a great post! God bless you and your family.

you are great Bostonians!!

Anonymous said...

also...happy Earth day!

Anonymous said...

april 23rd, 2013
Hey it's Shayla,
I love to wear overalls, they're very comfortable, mabye your kids like to wear them too?
I am wearing some today for a girl's fun day in town!
Have a great day!
Shayla M.

Anonymous said...

April 27th, 2013

Hey guys,
I hope you have been well. I hope to hear from you soon.

Best Year 2013,
Shayla M.