Post # 1
I am moving in with my fiance (in a different state) next month. He came to visit me in Boston this past weekend so that we could celebrate Marathon Monday. The bomb went off a block away from us, and it was such a terrible emotional experience. Luckily, we were not harmed at all, and we were not close enough to see the carnage firsthand. However, he had to fly out from Boston the next day. It was so hard to be at the airport the day after the bombing. It was so terrible to have to say goodbye and trust that he would be safe at the airport and on the plane. I miss him so much, and it has been a very tough week to be apart. Please hug your fiance, your family, and your friends today. Say kind words to people, and show as much love to others as you can.
Anybody else need to talk about this horrific experience?
Please, if you reply, lets keep away from negative posts, racist posts… this is a place for healing.
Post # 3
(((HUGS)))) I’m so glad you and your Fiance were not injured. It must be so hard to go thru this mess with out him, and so hard for him to have left you. I can’t imagine anything like that happening so close to home. I hope you are keeping safe.
Post # 4
I am so sorry that you’ve been affected by the bombing, and that you were so close.
I’ve been praying for Boston, and I wish Boston all the best! But you guys are a tough state filled with history and patriotism, you all will heal from this sad moment in time all of America is behind you guys!
I have to admit I have obsessively been reading everything I can on the Boston marathon bombing since Monday because it is just so horrible that this would happen, and I defintely feel pain for Boston….
I hope you and all affected are coping well, and you have a close support group to help you all through this difficult time.
I heard that there are support dogs for people to go and meet to get some canine comfort!
Post # 5
I’m so sorry you had to go through this, but glad you are okay!
It’s so wonderful to see the incredible support (emotionally, donations, etc.) that people from all over the U.S. have given those affected by the events in Boston. It’s hard to focus on that positive side of things, but just looking through total strangers’ contributions to the families of those injured keeps my faith in humanity.
Post # 6
Sending love and sympathy your way. Keep your head up!
We had family in from Boston when it happened and they were pretty rattled thinking about the rest of their loved ones in the area, so I can only imagine. In times like this, I just think about how many didn’t get hurt that could have been, and how proud we should be of the people that ran towards the danger and chaos to help! The good always outshines the bad 🙂 (I tear-up just thinking about it)
Post # 7
Thank you for your support and your prayers. It means so much to me to have this community.
Post # 8
@QueenieB: Thank you so much! Your positivity is amazing.
@LIKE-A-BOSS: I am so glad your family is ok. Thank you so much for your support! Let us have the good always outshine the bad!
Post # 9
@WhiteViolet: Thank you. There is a lot of love in this world, especially for you and everyone else in Boston right now, so just try to soak it in. We’re all pulling for you guys over there!
Post # 10
So glad this hell week is over. Let us all heal now and never forget those whose lives were changed forever. Peace to all.
Post # 11
this week has definitely been a scary experience. we weren’t at the marathon (had to work), but we knew so many people who were over there. I never, ever again want to have the experience of trying to call/text every person I know to make sure they’re okay.
It was insanely scary the last 24 (err 36?) hours, because of the realization that they probably drove by our house with guns and explosives. We started getting alert messages around the time the MIT police officer got shot, and it just never stopped. I couldn’t sleep at all due to worry. A lot of people could have gotten hurt and I am so thankful to all of the people out there trying to keep us safe.
The fear, anxiety, and sadness I have felt this week is hard to describe. I feel so bad for everyone who was hurt/killed/affected. I know that for many people, their lives will never be the same. I wish there was more I could do.
Post # 12
I live in Boston and was watching the marathon about 1.5 miles from the finish line. I saw my friend who was running about 12 minutes before the bomb went off and I was really worried that she was at the finish line when it happened. Fortunately she and her family were okay, she was at mile 26 when it happened.
Yesterday was totally insane. I got a text message first thing in the morning that my college was closed, but I didn’t know what had happened overnight. Basically my boyfriend and I were glued to the news all day. A lot of the information was repetitive but I didn’t want to turn it off and miss something.
I’m just really glad it’s all finally over.
Post # 13
We are all grieving in such different ways! Some are quiet, some are crying, some feel like they should have done something… I have never seen such an array of responses to something before in my life. We have to accept our own way of grieving without guilt. Whether you witnessed the bomb, or heard about it at work or home or whatever, you have a right to grieve and feel emotion. I am so thankful you are safe.
I am right there with you. I was glued to the tv for 5 days straight, and I do not even like to watch tv usually. Thank God your friend wasn’t injured, and I am glad you and your boyfriend are okay too.
Post # 14
@WhiteViolet: It was very surreal. I’m just glad it’s over and hopefully we can get some answers (and some justice).