I’m dedicating my article for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop to everyone affected in the Boston bombings. I’m thankful to the everyday people who, instead of running away, ran TO help injured and trapped people.
My heart goes out to all who are left traumatised and injured; especially to family members whose loved ones were killed.
I was still in New Zealand when the attacks took place and felt quite ill as I watched on television. I was living in America during 911 and Boston’s attack brought back so many similar emotions: utter helplessness and horror.
Bombing the VIP stand at the finish line of the race (where the first bomb exploded), is particularly heinous because that’s where Newton, Connecticut VIP family members of the children’s mass-shooting murders were seated!
To the un-named, faceless people who were never infront of the media cameras, but worked frantically to help free terrified dying people, you are the heroes of the day. It wasn’t your ‘job’ and you didn’t ‘have’ to do it, but you did it because it was the right thing to do. THANK YOU.
It will be a long road to recovery for everyone affected and it will stay with all of us somewhere in our hearts: the day a simple marathon running race was forever ruined by senseless attack, pitted against innocent people.
I arrived back in Australia yesterday. Had a great time in New Zealand’s South Island and we took many stunning photos which I’ll be posting in small articles over the coming weeks. Holidays are always fun but I’m thankful to be back home with my 3 kittehs.
Huge apologies for last week’s mess: the linky tool did not work and because I was tucked away in the alpine mountains I had no idea Thankful Thursday had not posted. Almost had a barking fit when I finally saw what was going on. So sorry guys!
What are you thankful for this week? This blog hop runs all week and you can even just post a wordless pic or use your facebook or twitter page. If you need help with the link, please just yell and I’ll help you out.