Please keep Boston in your prayers. People were watching their loved ones waiting to cross the finish line in Copley square, instead they were running for their lives.
Thanks for starting this Kathleen and I do hope you had no one close involved in any way ??
An absolute and utter horror and we can go round the trees trying to figure out why but in my book, we can't, for anything like that is done by a mind that none of us can comprehend the workings of because we have none of the insane qualities that have to be present to formulate and carry out such, a heinous act.
I know one girl, Gloria, who has said on another thread about a member of her family being in the race but they are safe and I hope if anyone else had family or friends taking part that they are safe also. One of my friends on FB had her son taking part and he was approx. 1/2 mile from the finish line when the bombs went off....think we can all well imagine how she and her husband are feeling.
I should also like to say on here too that I do hope, with all my heart, that if Michael had friends or family taking part that they are all safe.
I also hope that all those that have lost dear ones and all those that are injured can find the strength and support that they will need to even start to overcome the shock and horror that they are now living in and I pray whatever God, each and everyone of them holds dear in their hearts, is with them and can give them the solace they need.
Sylvia. Your wee Scottish friend.
This is what is on my mind as I write this...!!! Now is the time for our Michael to make that video that he said he would very much like to make! Marvin Gayes song "What's going on"??? Because there is simply too much War & Hate in this world today!!! And babies are dying...it's Not supposed to be this way:(
To All of You in Boston, and everywhere...my prayers are always w/you:)!
No i don't know anyone who was there. I live about 10 minutes outside of Boston. Only connection to marathon i have is my brother. He fixes big trucks, so he follows the truck that bring the wheelchairs to the starting line. This was about 4am on monday morning. the bombs went off 250pm
Law enforcement released the pictures of the suspects. since thursday night it has been a terribly crazy night. there were reports of armed robberies and an ambushed shooting of an M.I.T. police officer. a police chase where the suspects were throwing explosives at the cops. one suspect was shot and later died at the hospital. one suspect still on the run. about 6 cities.town are on lockdown. no mbta service, cabs have been shut down.
cops going door to door evacuating houses, they are mainly focusing in watertown and cambridge.
it has been crazy. thousands of police officers from all new england help keeping us safe.hopefully the manhunt for the second suspect will be over soon.
They need to get the 2nd guy now. Praying for all the victims and safety of the FBI, bomb squads etc...all the all police trying to get this 2nd terrorist...
This is pure Evil and they need to get him and anyone if anyone is connected...OMG
Robin in MD :)
Local, state and federal authorities have got the second suspect. He was found in a boat in Watertown. He is in custody. The state of Massachusetts can sleep knowing that one of the men responsible for taking 4 lives will never see daylight again.
I'm so Happy that they have got this criminal in custody:)! Now we All begin the process of healing as One Nation Under God! This kind of thing can happen anywhere at anytime...so let's All stay strong..and pray for each other, and the Families of the victoms! This is a Victory for the USA:)!
I'm proud to be an American!
Here is KY...tomorrow starts the festivities for The Ky Derby! We have the Great Balloon Race, this event called Thunder over Louisville...and all sorts of things that lead up to the Derby..which of course brings LOTs & LOts of people together! Since 911 the Security has been Tight...but you can Bet that it will be even more so now! We are living in a day where people take lives for Crazy reasons! It's sometimes very Overwhelming:(
Kathleen go out and Celebrate! This is an American Victory!
Sleep Well:)! You are Safe!
Mary (Meg's mom)!
Here is a heartwarming video showing the people of Boston standing proud for their city and proving; "we shall overcome" !!!! :)
Sylvia. Your wee Scottish friend.