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Friday, April 19, 2013

Crazy sad week in Boston

Hello all,

I'm sure most of you know of the Marathon bombing in Boston, Massachusetts on Monday! Monday is Patriots Day in Massachusetts, it is a time when runners, families, friends and visitors from all over come to run, observe and support their families and friends. This was Boston's 117th marathon and always a joyous and friendly gathering until this Monday. Two bombs went off near and at the finish line, three were killer and 170+ injured. It has all been a crazy and insane senseless act and we are all suffering the loss to our city. I love Boston and lived in the suburbs of Boston for 32 years, before moving to Vermont. It's so hard to fathom the extended of the horror, damage and pain this has brought. Measures have identified the two suspects and they were found. A chase occurred and one was shot, but one is still at large.  This hunt will continue until he is caught. Boston is in shutdown mode while the search is on for the safety of all Boston's residents and workplaces. WE ALL HOPE AND PRAY IT WILL BE OVER SOON.

Boston is strong, the people are strong and no one is giving up. They say this will make us stronger and it has in the way that everyone has come together with love, support and manpower. The doctors and local hospitals have all been superb. Please send your prayers to all involved and pray for an end to all the senseless evil happening that are occurring more and more everywhere.

Thanks for visiting, so sorry it is not a happy post, but unfortunately we have to deal with all kinds of events in our lives, this is real and has to be attended to. Just had to talk about it. Thank you for listening.

I send my love to all of you, xoRobin


  1. It has certainly been a very sad week for Boston and for the rest of the world, that in this day and age these things still happen.
    Every time I see a photo of that little boy my heart goes out to his family, just an innocent little child.
    Thinking about you Boston!
    V xxx

  2. Well said my friend, I am riveted to the TV as I send this hoping they have got man number 2.
    Hugs to you Robin,

  3. Dear Robin.. we are also devastated by this. They have caught the younger terrorist, thank goodness. I just really cannot fathom how anyone could think this was a good thing. And to think, America took them in and gave them all kinds of support opportunities, they were political refuges here, for goodness sakes. ::sigh:: Hugs.. T

  4. Yes at last the 2nd suspect has been caught Robin and the people of Boston can start to grieve after this terrible event. I can never understand why man ever wants to destroy man....so sad.... Our thoughts go out to the victims and their relatives.
    Jane x

  5. HI Robin, as I write this email the TV is on and President Obama is announcing the capture of the second person. I cannot for the life of me fathom what must trigger people to do such things. So very sad for the victims and the people in Boston but most communities tend to rally round and wont let mindless people destroy their way of life. We are holidaying in Boston and Cape Cod in september and it wouldnt have stopped us from coming over.We love the US and the peoples patriotism and drive.Take CareXX

  6. Dear Robin,

    We here in Finland have also followed the tragedy in shock, and we're sending our deepest condolences and warmest thoughts to all of related. It's unbearable and beyond my understanding that something like this should happen, and I wish every each of us a peaceful weekend.

    With love,

  7. Thank you one and all for your kind words and your humanity. We need more people like all of you.

  8. Heard about it on the news, so very sorry. Blessings and prayers, Pam xx

  9. Dear Robin This has been such a shocking, senseless and tragic event....it's hard to take in and so heart breaking to think of the victims and their families.
    Sending love to you.
    Helen x

  10. Hello Robin, It was a very difficult week. I love Boston and am hoping for much better days to come.
    With love and best wishes,
    ((I have been out-ot-town and could not write until now.))
    Anne and family
    PlumCreek Studio

  11. Such a terrible thing to happen..so sorry for all the people of Boston and for the tragic loss of loved ones.

    Hugs Bellaboo X