A few hours ago as I am finishing up the cleaning I get a message from a friend in the UK asking me if I was alright, then another message, the messages came pouring in as I rushed to the TV to find the horrific news that Boston was under attack.
So far...3 bombs exploded, 2 found and dismantled, 2 dead including an 8 year old child, over 100 people injured.
We are told not to gather in large numbers, to stay away from the city, some parts of Boston are been evacuated.
I was suppose to be in Boston, which is only about half hour from where I live, I was suppose to be there to support a friend who is/was participating but because it is a holiday I went to bed late and woke up late.
I called and excused myself for not making it but informed the group that depending how the day played out I would show up.
My bff and sister called me and we were suppose to carpool after the race was over because the city was going to pumping this evening plus the nice weather and all.
As usual I am running late, today later than usual...
I was looking forward to a night in Boston, it always lifts my spirit each time I go there to chill, to walk around, it is the highlight of my summers to go to the Common, Quincy Market, North End, South End, the Marina...I can't believe this is happening!! :(
I am glad I opted to stay home and take care of some spring cleaning I have been putting off.
I am glad I stayed up late watching Vikings and Game of Thrones because it is the reason why I didn't get up in time to make it to the marathon.
It is hard when we watch the news and know that catastrophe found its way to innocent people, to a community but when it happens in your own backyard it is something that can't be explained.
I have seen situations like this in the news, other towns and states, never thought it would happen here so close to home.
This is a very sad day for us Bostonians.