Processing and Healing...

Hi everyone,

So I have been MIA for the past several days. My last post was Monday morning, smiling from ear to ear about one of my favorite days in springtime in Boston, Marathon Monday. That smile turned to tears just a few hours later, when I first heard of the senseless tragedy that occurred at the finish line.

I spent several hours after the bombings attempting to tracking down my friends. Thankfully, all are safe and accounted for, but unfortunately, this cannot be said about nearly 200 victims.

The past 3 days have been rough for the city of Boston, but we are a resilient, strong community of people. Not only do we have each other, but the entire nation. We feel the support across the world, and for that, I, as a resident of this historical and amazing city, am thankful. I am Boston, I am strong. I am Boston Strong.

Here is to looking forward in the wake of this tragic event,


  1. As your Connecticut neighbor and your bloggy friend, I'm sending all my thoughts and prayers to you guys. My school is five minutes from Sandy Hook and we just went though a tragic December. Take care of yourself, and vent all you want!
    Pinkadots Elementary

  2. As a runner, it was a SHOCK to me when I heard about this senseless tragedy! So glad to hear all your friends are safe. I was worried about a few of my running buds too, and was so relieved to hear they were ok. T and P!

    The Applicious Teacher

  3. Rae it has been a tough week. I am so glad you and your friends are safe. My heart cries for all those who are not. Thank you for being one of my first friends in this blogging world ~ that provides us a place to share our struggles and help each other along. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your strong city. Someday I will make my way to the marathon:) has started running 26.2 miles in memory, I have completed my first 4.
    First Grade Carousel

  4. As a fellow New England girl, now living in PA, you guys are in our prayers.
    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  5. I am so happy that you and your friends are safe. I may not be there but here in the Chicago area...sending thoughts and prayers your way.

    Third Grade All Stars

  6. I was totally shocked at this senseless tragedy!! So glad you and your friends and family are safe. My heart goes out to the entire city, most especially the victims!


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