The Weekend: #bostonstrong Edition


I'm pretty sure you all know how my weekend started off... on lockdown. I woke up Friday morning to about 12 text messages alerting me to what had happened while I was sleeping. I actually work in Watertown. All of that press coverage? Literally right outside of my office. So while I hate that any of this had to happen at all, I'm thankful that it happened overnight and not during work hours. Needless to say I spent all day and night Friday glued to my TV and twitter feed.

It was such a relief to be able to get out of the house the rest of the weekend.  Justin and I took advantage of our freedom on Saturday and registered at Crate & Barrel and Macy's. Seriously, SO FUN. It should come as no surprise that I was excellent with the scanner.  The employee at C&B who helped us was quite impressed/shocked/surprised that we managed to accumulate a 7 page wish list. What can I say? We wanted to be prepared.

On Sunday we made our way up to Boylston Street for the first time since the bombings. That was tough. It makes it all very real. While it's still difficult to process everything that happened, seeing the memorial and Boylston helped in the healing process.  Last week was not an easy one, and I'm happy that we're starting a new one. This city will never be quite the same, but let's just hope the changes are for the better. I think this simple, but to-the-point quote is a good one to keep in mind as we move forward: "Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." -MLK Jr.

Linking up with the usuals today:

 








8 comments:

Amy Powell said...

I am so sorry, girl, that you had to be there during all of that! I couldn't imagine being that close to the action.

Glad you're safe & best of luck to you & the city to fully recover.

Agnes Mayer said...

That is pretty scary, but I"m relieved they caught those 2. Found you through the link up. Check out my blog for a stella & dot giveaway and join me this Thursday April 25 for my link up.

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Lindsay Kauffman said...

So sorry you had to be so close to that horrific event! I'm glad it is over and you guys are safe! On a lighter note - Yay for registering!! We are registering at the same stores haha! Great minds really do think a like ;) xoxo, Lindsay

Alissa Kelly said...

Wow such a powerful quote. Glad you guys are ok and I bet it was tough to visit the scene. I can't even imagine. It still makes me so sad to think about.

Alissa
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Stesha Jordan said...

oh my gosh, I have been thinking about you all weekend, I am glad everything is ok & you are safe. how fun does registering sound?? I cant wait to do that when I get married!!

xxS

Alissa said...

I kept thinking about you all weekend long. So glad you are safe. Also so glad that it happened overnight instead of during the day when you might have been there!

soanthro.com said...

So happy you are safe. It was a terrifying week and so thankful things are starting to go back to normal around here <3

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I love that you can still see the beauty in your city. It's great that we can all see how amazing Boston is through your eyes :)

Thanks for linking up. Sorry I'm so late stopping by :/

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