I have lived in Massachusetts for over 40 years and have always treasured the special magic of Patriot’s Day in Boston. It has a rich history as not only the commemoration of the start of the American Revolution, but for the Boston Marathon, where runners of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities from around the world come together to run a storied race that dates back to 1897.
When I turned on my car radio and heard the news of this tragedy, I was overcome with shock and grief, and once I saw those horrific images on TV, the pain and sadness were completely overwhelming. My heart goes out to all of the victims and their families and friends, and my gratitude to the first responders, police, volunteers, and all others who rushed to help knows no bounds. I’m certain their actions saved many lives.
I hope none of you on RedBubble were personally affected by this tragedy, but if you were, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you, as they are for the family of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy who was killed and whose mother and sister were so seriously injured, and for the families of the other two who died and all who were injured.
Triumph turned to tragedy in an instant, and I hope and pray that the healing process will be aided by thoughts of all the heroes whose brave actions are an inspiration to all of us.