Sent from reader, Sarah:
My family of four lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Last week was a devastating, terrifying, and heart-wrenching week due to the Boston bombings. Our hearts and thoughts go out to all of the victims of the tragedy. It was a sleepless, scary, and cold, rainy week here. My husband and I were up late at night, concerned for family.
My Happy Friday picture is of my girls playing in the yard yesterday on the first warm day we’ve had since the tragedy. We finally feel a sense of calm, and closure. The sun is shining, the streets are re-opening, and the flowers are beginning to bloom. We pulled out the magic markers, and some boxes from the recycling bins, and we had two yard-worthy boats that the girls loved playing in. We loved being outside in the sunshine, and using our imaginations to have a great time. Last week gave me a reminder to take advantage of the simple things in life like boxes and sunshine, and to give my loved ones an extra squeeze in the day. Carry on Boston!
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