Monday I woke up full of jealously. Jealously of what? Every Patriots Day I wake up thinking “Sara you should have taken today off!” and up to 3:00 on Monday I kept thinking about that…
Well I am sure you have heard about the tragic events that happened Boston during the Marathon. I was sitting at work and I got a call from my friend Adrian, normally I do not answer calls from friends during work but she rarely can even check her email at work so just instinctively I picked up. In a quite voice she asked “when is the last time you heard from Theresa” (our friend who went into Boston to watch the Marathon). I was like umm I am not sure why? she sounded pissed…..
My thoughts where oh boy, what did Theresa do!? My friend Adrian said “bomb” and “marathon’ and I thought Theresa and/or her friends tried to photo bomb the Marathon, those were my initial thoughts… Not saying my friend Theresa is a lush and gets drunk and in trouble- because she doesn’t but my mind couldn’t even imagine something like this happening in BOSTON during the MARATHON…
BUT she was at the finish line just at 10:30 that morning….
(This one taken from a Boston beach with Theresa last summer..)
Those are just a few of my favorite, after scrolling through some pictures and reliving how beautiful Boston is the numbness and emptiness faded away and I just felt compassion and strength that Boston will get through this and only become stronger.
You want to know the real crazy feeling? When I see these types of events happen in other cities and I see them going to public events and selling out I think to myself I would never go to that event, I would be so scared something would happen again!
When it happens so close to you, you want to go. I am not sure if its out or pride, anger or the over whelming feeling of wanting to support. I wish I was going to the Bruins game tomorrow night and even more crazy, I want to try to train for a Marathon in a year. I want to run for the victims and help them raise money to live with their new disabilities…. we will see. I am scared I am not physically able to run it.
Right how I am watching the Red Sox game, the New York crowed singing Sweet Caroline, wow. Thank you New York for your support.