Tuesday, April 16, 2013


when i heard the news yesterday, i was horrified. i didn't know what exactly had happened, but i knew people were hurt and possibly dead. in my head, i hoped beyond hope that it was a gas leak or some sort of accident. i know that doesn't help the victims, but at the very least, it takes hate out of the equation. and then the reports kept coming back, two confirmed dead, a suspect held, so many injured. then i heard four dead, a suspect in the hospital, two more bombs found, and i had to face the possibility that we were once again attacked by evil and hatred.

and then i kept reading, and i saw pictures. i saw pictures of strangers helping the wounded. runners running towards the explosions to save people who had lost limbs, running to the hospital to donate blood ~ selfless acts of love to save a stranger's life. and my mind went back to the firemen and women, and the police officers who ran up the stairs of a burning building to save people, while risking, and many losing, their own lives.

and i had to keep my mind in that place. because while what happened is a horrible act of terrorism, and many people's lives were ruined or lost ~ while this was an unspeakable act of pure evil, i know that hate won't win. because our country grows stronger in these times of unthinkable, in these times of unimaginable. we grow stronger and we help one another, and we lean on one another, and we love each other. and love will always defeat hate.

our hearts go out to the victims of boston's tragedy. we are deeply saddened by what has happened. we are shocked and disgusted, but we are also hopeful, because with each act of hate, we grow stronger, and we become more united, and our innate kindness and selflessness shine through. and i hope that we can all keep that in mind. while we mourn for the loss, we must also see that from this hate comes love.

hug your kids, kiss your husbands, tell your family that you love them.

two birds


  1. Really well written. Thanks for this.

  2. Love this. Spot on. Love YOU girls. And sending you big hugs today.

  3. Sending you lovely ladies hugs and love. Peace.

  4. It was heartwarming to see so many people helping in such horrific tragedy. I still can't wrap my head around what happened.

    The Tiny Heart

  5. So true ...

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  6. I really needed to read this. It is very true, so much kindness took place in the face of evil. Here's to a stronger country and overpowering evil.

  7. You are EXACTLY right; love trumps fear and hate by a long shot.

    Peace in you, and in you let there be peace.

  8. In the midst of the tragedy there was inspiration and hope. People helping their neighbor. There may be a lot of bad in the world, but the good always overcomes, and the tragedy at the Boston Marathon is just more proof of that. You can't knock us down without a fight! My prayers are with the families of those who have suffered in Boston. Thank you for posting this!

  9. From a gal in Boston, Thank you! You are right our country only becomes stronger. Yesterday I felt empty, scored, and numb. Today is a better day, while we hold heavy hearts we as a nation and as a city will only comes back stronger. It makes me want to run next year.

  10. I couldn't even blog yesterday, I was so upset. It's sad!!!

  11. This is so well written and I am going to remember that love will always defeat hate. Dawn suitcase vignettes xo

  12. Such a tragedy. Your post was so well expressed. So many people were empowered by love to help those that were hurt and proved that we are still united. Love will prevail. Thanks for sharing your thoughts...


  13. Thanks for this post. It was truly terrible what happened in Boston. Shocking news and so sad for all of those who have been affected. I only wish for a fast recovery for those who have been injured or lost loved ones.