We met her at the Sheraton at the same time. She was tired and shaken, and the personnel there were exemplary: free food, free ice packs, free internet, free power strips, and caring associates.I thanked everyone with a badge from there. Also the lobby filled with security personnel most with M-16s and SWAT gear appeared and the FD to do a floor by floor sweep. High marks for all Bostonians, but the responders were incrediubly well trained and well organized.
We morn the loss of life but we are grateful for our own survival and that of our daughter.
A number of MRI are posting about your situation, and are glad to hear your family and you are OK!
I am sure, you like NU, others, and me, have opinions about these criminals, that seek to destroy, innocent people, but will save that discussion till you all get safe back home in CA!
I am so glad you and yours are well and safe. This tragedy in Boston is awful. My company has a large office there and we are still do the census to see if everyone is safe. Having live thru the tragedy of 9/11 (I work and live in NYC), my heart goes out to you and all those affected by this act of cowardice and terroism. We shall persevere and thrive, we will not be kept down by those few who seek to make us cower and fear.
As I said to you yesterday, I'm glad you and family are all safe.
As a former Bostonian (born, raised and lived there over 50 years) I am acutely aware of just how special a day this is in the great city of Boston. The entire 26.2 mile route is packed the entire length with folks cheering on the runners and giving the encouragement they so need for such a grueling run. The Red Sox play a day game every year on this Patriots Day (Marathon day every year) to coincide with the marathon and the patrons from Fenway Park stream out not too far from the finish to see the huge amount of runners coming down the the final stretch. It is truly a magnificent day in Boston and a memorable moment that lives forever with those that get the chance to experience it.
It will be different marathon going forward. But, I do know this....the Boston folk are tough and resilient. They will get beyond this and the cowards and creeps who try and change our lives will not ruin the spirit that lives and breathes in Boston and resides within its people.
All our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones or who have had their lives changed forever by this cowardly act.
Yes, you Bostonians are resilient & brave & strong. As are we New York City 9/11 survivors. And.....again, yes, your Marathon WILL run again, maybe not without deeper thoughts attached, but it willl continue
Each day I've watched the rebuilding of our downtown tower. At night when it is now lit up, each bulb seems to both memorialize the lives lost as well as give hope to us who believe in our country, the freedom it affords us and the knowledge that we cannot be broken.
My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed and the many, many injured.
We feel it today, the sadness and the relief of what might have been and what was. We see the devastation, but we feel the attitude that this will not deter us. Marathons might be forever changed tio reflect a cowardly act of terrorism, but runners and spectators will not be deterred.