23.6.09

It's nice to feel loved

Since yesterday's tragic Metro accident, friends and family have been calling me to make sure I wasn't on one of the trains that collided.

My mom was the first to call. When I picked up the phone and said hello, the first words out of my mother's mouth were "thank god you answered." She proceeded to tell me about the collision on the red line, which apparently had happened right in the middle of my commute. On the red line.

I had spent 30 minutes stuck on the tracks near Gallery Place with no information except, "there's been an incident ahead." It wasn't until my mom called that I knew the severity of the "incident."

The next phone call came from my friend Stephen in Philly. Word travels fast. Then Jack's parent's called to make sure I was OK. Within three hours of the collision, three people had called me. By 8 a.m.this morning another friend had sent me a concerned text message.

It's nice to know that there are people out there who care about me. It's nice to feel loved.

17 comments:

  1. Aww, well I'm glad you're okay, and it's nice when people call to make sure you're okay...

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  2. gah. I need to start watching the news. But then every time I do something bad happens to or near someone I know.

    I'm glad you're okay

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  3. omg im so glad u werent on that!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. I'm glad to hear you're okay! It's always scary when something like that happens, but especially so close to home.

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  5. Thanks everyone!

    You're right, Children of the Nineties, this incident and the shooting last week really make me think just how delicate life really is. This is exactly why it's so important to keep your life in perspective and enjoy every moment possible.

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  6. I'm very glad you are ok! What a tragic "incident".....

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  7. glad you weren't on that train. and yes, it's good to know you're loved. i wouldn't know.

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  8. I'm glad you're okay. Yesterday was heart breaking

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  9. As soon as I heard about it on my commute home I thought of you. Happy you're blogging this morning!

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  10. It was similar for me when we had a devastating tornado in my town near my house last summer and the summer before when the 35W bridge collapsed over the Mississippi River (Minneapolis). People come out of the woodwork when there is a tragedy! Glad you are okay, very sad for those who were hurt or killed

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  11. Ofcourse people care and love you...you are awesome...we know that and so do others.

    You need not count on such incidents to see the apparent....take care. :)

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  12. I thought of you as soon as I heard then came to your blog and saw that you were alive and well. I am thankful to see that you are safe. Your town is beginning to sound scarier than Phila...

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  13. That is so crazy that you were on the same line. Glad to hear that you are safe and sound.

    Wanted to let you know that I have tagged you on some awards! Your blog is great and I love it!

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  14. Even more love...I love it! Seriously, thanks for being so caring everyone. It puts a smile on my face.

    And, thanks for the awards Dani! I will post them soon.

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  15. Hey..i passed you an award..do chck it.

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