In the shadow looming over Boston… the nation… the world, here in Virginia, we are remembering what happened at Virginia Tech six years ago today.
Now that I know many of you like quotes too, I’ll share some that seem appropriate today.
If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill
I’m very proud of the emergency service providers who worked – and are still working – both at Virginia Tech six years ago and in Boston and everywhere there’s heightened security measures today. Whether you are the praying sort or send out good vibes, please lift them and their families up today. They don’t have the luxury to grieve or “go into shock” over what they see; they just keep working, as do the medical professionals caring for the injured.
And knowing a few marathoners, my heart goes out to the runners who didn’t get to finish the race. I consider 5-7 miles my “long days” as I learned in my teens that I’m just not wired for long distance runs or hikes, so the marathoners and even 13.1 crowd have my utmost respect.
Boston has been through hard times before. Ironically, that’s what they were celebrating yesterday. They – and we as a nation – will keep on going, and I hope those runners will too.