Monday, April 15, 2013

Shock and Disbelief

In the wake of the horror in Boston, I couldn't go to bed tonight without letting you all know that Crystal is okay.

Crystal is a beautiful person who was running the marathon for Ty.  Lou and I were so incredibly touched by her benevolence.  Running a marathon is such a tremendous accomplishment, and the fact that she chose to share the glory of her achievement with Ty, to fundraise for his foundation, was such an incredible honor.  She is one of several people who have chosen to dedicate their athletic achievements to the cause, and it has been so humbling.

It should have been a joyous event for the thousands of men and women who trained so hard for this day.  It should have been a beautiful day of triumph and perseverance.  I am horrified over the pure evil that erupted on the streets of Boston today. 

Just two years ago, I carried Ty in my arms for hours and stood at the sidelines during the NY marathon to cheer on Lou and Debi.  It was one of the greatest days of my life.  At the finish line there was an overwhelming energy where even those of us cheering in the crowds shared in the triumph of the runners.  We beamed with pride.  We were inspired. 

What kind of sick person can witness such a beautiful occasion, and instead see an opportunity for terror and destruction.  An opportunity to injure and kill innocent people who were gathered in celebration of human strength and togetherness.  I am in shock, disgust and disbelief. 

Thank you, Ty, for making sure Crystal was okay today.  Since you got sick, I have learned how incredibly sad and hard life is.  How quickly things can change.  How little control we have.  I'm so sorry that hundreds of people were just thrown into the same reality and I pray for them with all my heart. 

22 comments:

  1. Why oh why??? It makes me physically sick to my stomach. Please let justice be served swiftly.

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  2. Thank God she is ok..so very sad at what this world has become.. Such beauty and love (Ty's Memorial yesterday) and such violence and hatred (Boston today) I pray that God will help us to turn this world around somehow!!

    Keeping you in my prayers

    Love Gabrielle

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  3. Glad Crystal is ok! I'm sure she was being watched over!! Scares me to think of what a world my grandiose will grow up in, Love and prayers, Terri

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  4. Gosh, you said that so well. You're such an inspiration.

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  6. The first thing I thought of when I heard yesterday was OH MY...could Lou and Debi be there?? I knew someone would be there to honor TY! Thank God Crystal is OK, I truly believe your Little Fighter was with her. My heart goes out to all the people effected.

    -Debbie

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  7. I am still in shock too... most marathon runners are there running for a cause, for a loved one, for a friend, that to taint such a positive high energy event.. I just can't wrap my mind around it! I'm soooo glad your friend Crystal is okay, my heart goes out to all the families affected by this horrific act of evil!

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  8. So well put...sheer horror!

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  9. Why? That was the first word I wrote yesterday too! I don't think I will ever understand this type of hate! How can someone do this type of thing to innocent people,people they don't even know,people of any age,people who have done nothing wrong! WHY? I am glad your friend Crystal was safe and pray for all those injured and killed and the friends, families,and all those affected by this tragedy. God be with them all....Jean

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  10. I know Ty was watching over me yesterday. I ran for you Ty, and you protected me :) Thank you for the warm wishes! I am safe back in NY... Crystal.. 26.2 strong for TY

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    1. So awesome Crystal!!! And soo sorry that it was tainted by such a horrific thing!!

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    2. Thank you Crystal, Great job. I know from personal experience what an accomplishment it is to run a marathon, spread awareness and raise funds all for Ty.
      I'm sorry you're joy had to be disturbed by a troubled individual. Again thank you.

      Louis Campbell

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    3. All for Ty....what an awesome thing you did! Even though the marathon was overshadowed by tragedy we are all thankful that you are OK. Ty was there with you, no doubt.

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  12. Another heavy hearts day, where we struggle to try and make sense of the senseless. Whether it be a devastating diagnosis, a horrific accident or an act of terror, these moments force us to stop and recognize our own humanity.

    So as I was feeling numb from the latest news from Boston, after reading that a young child was among the deceased, a colleague stopped into my office to chat. I couldn't tell you about what. Because as I looked over at her, I noticed that she had on these tiny ladybug earrings, and for me, time stopped in that second. All I could look at were those ladybugs, think of Ty, and thank him for reminding me yet again of how special and how fleeting our time here is. I thanked him for sending me that small smile that lifted my spirits just enough to make me remember that even when things are not "okay", there is still so much more to be thankful for.

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  13. How very weird that one of the victims that passed name was Krystle Campbell!! I got chills when I read it!
    Thank God your Crystal is OK!

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  14. Glad that crystal is okay. Thanks for running fr Ty. Sad news. Hurting for the families involved.

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  15. So terribly true and terribly sad.

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