A Squared: Boston, You're My Home

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Boston, You're My Home

What a sad sad day yesterday was.

As a former Bostonian, my heart is especially heavy today trying to make sense of yesterday's completely nonsensical events. I used to live about 3 blocks away from the site of the explosion and walked past that spot almost every day. I'm also married to a Marathoner. It's all very surreal.

I'm happy to say that, although shaken, my Boston friends are safe. It still doesn't make what happened any less sad, scary, or senseless though. Especially knowing that others lost their lives or their loved ones for no reason at all. What a tragedy.

Boston is a wonderful city and its residents have a ton of spirit and heart. The Marathon/Patriot's Day is a local holiday-- a day to celebrate the accomplishments of dedicated athletes and fundraisers and a day for the city to come together. The one thing I can say about this city is that it will bounce back. And be better than ever.

So, no recipe, shopping, or restaurant posts today.  Instead, I wanted to share this list with you (courtesy of BuzzFeed) of 29 Reasons to Love Boston. This city will always hold a special place in my heart and these are just 29 of many reasons.

And also what to do if you or your loved ones are in Boston...
  • Find your loved ones or register yourself at Red Cross Safe & Well
  • You can also register yourself to be located or locate loved ones via Google Person Finder.
  • Contact the Boston mayor's hotline for families & victims: 617-635-4500
  • If you have information or tips on the bombing call the Boston police: 800-494-8477

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