It’s been a week since the Boston bombers did the unthinkable and made us New Englanders stop in our tracks. I feel the need to acknowledge the events of the past week and thank those who put their lives on the line to make our great city safe again.
This was the year that I sent my newly retired husband and our son off to Boston to watch the marathon. A move I regretted the moment I heard the news of the bombing. I immediately called to make sure my family was out of harm’s way. They were fine, with the exception of sore feet after the five mile walk home. Others weren’t so lucky.
Many people are playing Monday morning quarterback and are commenting about the ridiculousness of shutting down an entire city to capture one 19-year old. Most of these people don’t live in New England, which I find kind of ironic. None of us are complaining that our loved ones are still alive because the bombers weren’t able to do additional damage. We put our trust in the FBI, Boston Police, Massachusetts State Police, Governor, Mayor and whoever else was in charge of figuring out how to capture this fugitive. And you know what? They came through.
Now is the time to turn our prayers and attention to those who were wounded and to the families who lost loved ones. Together we are Boston Strong. I’d like to invite you to join me in ordering a t-shirt for you and a loved one in honor of those who were taken from us way too early. Peter Rinnig, Owner of QRSTs is donating the entire proceeds (including the cost of the t-shirt) to a local Boston fund in honor of the victims directly affected by the Boston Marathon attack. Now that’s a decision that we can all stand behind.