In the past 24 hours, I have not been able to take my eyes off of my TV, stop looking at my Twitter feed, or stop looking at news articles online. What happened at the Boston Marathon is tragic, and it makes me so sad to think about the victims’ families and all of the innocent people that were hurt by the bombings. They were just going about their day, enjoying a great event, and now their lives are most likely changed forever. Last night, I was driving up to northern Michigan for the weekend with my parents, and we listened to Fox radio the whole 3 hour car ride. The moment the reporter announced that they had captured the second suspect who was hiding in a boat in someone’s backyard, my family erupted in cheers. It was comforting to know that our law enforcement is so hard working and diligent, and hopefully his capture will put those affected at ease.
This week got me thinking about similar events, such as September 11th, the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, or the shooting at the movie theater in Colorado. I remember where I was when I heard of these events, and I knew that yesterday while I was driving with my parents and heard they had captured the second subject, that would be one of those moments. I will remember it for a long time. In the coming days, I hope we all can find out more information about what happened as we try to make sense of something so senseless.