Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Dear Boston

Monday we were in Boston for our daughter's pre-op appointment at Children's.  As luck would have it the appointment lasted all of 10 minutes so when we were done we decided to stay in the city for a bit.  When hubby asked me what I wanted to do, I knew right away where I wanted to go...

The mayor had just opened the "Dear Boston" exhibit at the Boston Public Library.  It is a collection of the things that were at the Copley Memorial that grew after the marathon. I was not expecting it but the moment I walked in it caught my breath...and I fought back the emotions the entire time I was there.  If it weren't for Aubrey being there...and making sure she didn't touch anything...I may have sat and took it all in...let myself feel the impact of what had happened that day...the impact of the outpouring of support for those who were lost and injured that day...the lasting impact on those I love who were running and there...the rise up of a community not willing to give in.  I will leave you with pictures that I took but please know that these simply scratch the surface of what this memorial really need to be there to truly experience feel the is open until May if you can get there.

Here is a clip from the local news about the exhibit. (As an aside...The mayor's accent couldn't be more pure Boston...I love it!)


  1. it all feels like yesterday.

  2. Oh wow... that must have been so moving and powerful!

  3. i had no idea that this was something they were putting on exhibit- that would be quite the site to see!

  4. So incredibly powerful. My brother, sister-in-law and nephew were in the stands last year about 50 feet away from the second blast. It was a life altering/shattering experience for them even though they escaped unharmed. My SIL is running this year. I think it will be an incredibly emotional and healing experience for her. I hope it is for so many other too.