I was at the Boston Marathon this year with my fiancé, future sister in law and friends. We spent the morning loving life and rooting for the racers as they crossed the finish line. We were a little more than one block away from where the second bomb went off.
Divine intervention occurred at around 11:30 a.m. when my future sister in law passed out from standing in one place for too long. We left the race to take her to the hospital to be evaluated and were fortunately no longer in the area when the horrific blasts occurred.
We were in the hospital when the first 6 victims arrived for treatment. We saw first hand how well prepared the hospital workers were for a disaster and how professionally and calmly they sprung into action. Watching the video of first responders, spectators and victims all come together in immediate action after the blasts, reminds me of the good that exists in people. I am so proud to call myself a Bostonian. We will come back stronger from this tragedy.
All of my friends were out of the area at the time of the blasts and I am fortunate to not personally know anyone who was injured or killed in the blasts. I cannot imagine the pain that these families are going through and send all of my love and well wishes their way.
Being so close to this incident reminds me to treat each day as if it were my last. Love deeply, live fully, and tell your family just how much you love them every single day. In an effort to help the victims of the Boston Bombings, I am donating 26.2% of all of the proceeds from my portrait sessions during the month of May to the One Fund. Book a session today to capture beautiful moments with you, your friends and your family and help a great cause at the same time! We are: