Next month marks four years that we've lived in Boston, the longest time I've lived anywhere since college. I didn't realize until seeing that footage that I have become a Bostonian. Sure, I'll always be a Virginia girl. My heart will always skip a beat when I touch down at Dulles, and I will ALWAYS complain about the Boston weather. But, I realized yesterday how much this city has found its way into my heart.
This tragedy has revealed the true character of Bostonians. They don't spare many smiles and greetings on a day to day basis, but when it really matters, they come together. Even though we still plan to leave this city in a few years, I will always have a soft spot for Boston. I kissed Taison for the first time here. I got (legally) married and had my first child here. I learned the significance of the song "Sweet Caroline" here. Even as I shed horrified tears yesterday, I was proud of this city and glad that I live here.