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The Boston Marathon

Today I am grateful that Mike, Emma, Johnny, and Lily decided to watch the Boston Marathon near mile 18 instead of at the finish line. My heart breaks for lives lost and all who are suffering. Sharing a few images from a day that started off beautifully, and sending prayers for Boston.



MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

31 thoughts on “The Boston Marathon”

  1. I’m glad you are safe and sound. It is all so terrible. We didn’t go this year, but there have been many years that I stood in the exact areas where the bombs were set off. I lived around the corner from there for a while, went to college in Boston, and after college lived in a neighborhood that is currently in lockdown. PLUS, I am only 15 minutes from UMass Dartmouth where the suspect is enrolled! I taught there and met my husband there. It is just all so hard to process. I want it all to be over,.

  2. Tammi @ Momma's Meals

    Thanks for sharing! My family and I are about 30 min North of Boston. My husband commutes to Boston everyday, as did my father when I was growing up. Hits too close to home. So glad your family is safe and sound. Such a heavy heart here!

  3. Of all the people I worried about, it never occurred to me that your family would have been there. I wish I could give you a hug in person, but please accept this electronic one. Much love.

  4. Yese, wonderful pictures of these top runners! Of course we are glad you are safe too and now thinking twice about a trip to Boston this week : (

  5. Such a terrible tragedy – I’m so glad your family is safe. I can’t imagine how you must have felt when you heard the news.

  6. MaryAnne, I am so glad your family is okay. I love watching marathons live. I love taking my daughter to watch our local marathon. The passion, determination and physical ability of the participants is astounding and inspiring. Again, I am so glad that your lovely family is safe and sound. I’m sorry that this tragedy struck your community.

  7. I’m glad your family is safe. I’m so very heartbroken that terror rocked what was supposed to be a happy celebration. Thank you for sharing your happy photos. Runners are amazing athletes.

  8. so glad you did too, what wonderful pictures of the runners.

    Praying for Boston, and praying hard for the father (and the family) who got 1 last hug from his 8 year old son. Breaks My Heart!

  9. I had forgotten you were near Boston. How terrifying to have your family there. I’m so glad they are ok.

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