April 16.

Every year this day brings back a mix of emotions.  It brings back terror, sadness, and worry about my friends, sorority sisters, teachers, coworkers, and everyone else in the Virginia Tech community.  Yesterday’s events in Boston bring me right back to that day.

It also brings back hope.  It brings back love and support.  It continues to remind me of the spirit of the Hokie Nation.  I know Boston and the marathon runners of the world are just as strong.  Together, we will all continue to move forward, but always remember those we lost.

Hug your loved ones a little tighter today, and if you can, wear orange and maroon, or your favorite running shirt.

And live for the 32+3 that don’t have the chance anymore.

“We are strong enough to stand tall tearlessly, we are brave enough to bend to cry, and we are sad enough to know that we must laugh again.” – Nikki Giovanni, April 17, 2007

Photo courtesy Virginia Tech
About Jess

About Jess

Jess Beer is a full-time working mom of two girls who writes about motherhood, wellness, easy meals and style.

Related Posts

Stay Up to Date

Easy meals and mom tips are just a few clicks away! Subscribe now and get access to my free resource library!

One Response

Comments are closed.

I’m Jess! I’m a working mama of two sweet sisters living in the DC area. This is my space to share inspiration, real stories of working motherhood, recipes, style, and more! I can’t start my day without coffee and always try to show the real side of motherhood – the good and the challenging. I’m so glad you’re here – thanks for following along on my journey!

Stay Up to Date

Easy meals and mom tips are just a few clicks away! Subscribe now and get access to my free resource library!

never miss a post

Easy meals and mom tips are just a few clicks away! Subscribe now and get access to my free resource library!