Because I love that dirty water. Oh, oh, Boston, you’re my home
They tried to knock us down, but they failed. It’s brought us closer together. We’re stubborn, tough, and rude at times, but that’s just how the we are. We come together with a nation who opened their hearts to help us heal. To heal as a city, as a state, and as a nation. Whoever did this messed with the wrong city, it only makes 10,000+ more people want to run next year’s marathon, to volunteer, or to even just watch. We will overcome this and we’ll be 100x stronger because of this.
Thank you to all the sports teams, rivals, and all who played ‘Sweet Caroline’ or held a moment of silence for my beloved city.
Thank you to all the celebrities who sent their love and support towards Boston.
Thank you to the world for your opening your hearts out to us and for grieving with us.
Thank you to the people who opened their homes up to anyone who needed it. Thank you to the people who took off their shirts to make tourniquets. Thank you to everyone who helped save a life that day.
Lastly, there is not enough thank yous in the world to thank the first responders and civilians who ran to knock down the fence as fast as they could to respond to the screams, terror, and cries to those in need.
To the families of the victims, my prayers are with you.
To West, TX, our hearts are with you.
Never forget, 04/15/13.