Saturday, April 21, 2012

A Thousand Goose Bumps

A reader, Robin, sent me this picture taken when she ran the Boston Marathon this week.

Yes, a picture is certainly worth a thousand words and a thousand goose bumps on my skin.

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Physically gone, but never, ever forgotten. I’m going to forward it on to her family in case they did not see it.

Did anyone else see this sign while in Boston?

Update: I just found out the back story on the flag and who is holding it, go HERE to learn.

SUAR

61 comments:

  1. So cool! I didn't see much of anything while running. But I should have looked around a bit more...might have made things easier. This is really cool.

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  2. The world is full of goodness. The power of Sherry's memory is so strong.

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  3. Wow, so glad she could be there with us.

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  4. wow. goosebumps yes. Sherry's presence will forever be felt. That is awesome.

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  5. Wow... that's really amazing... I have goosebumps right now... very sweet indeed. She will never be forgotten...

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  6. That is so cool!

    Hope Ken is recovering well!! xo

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  7. Definitely never forgotten....

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  8. She certainly touched a million lives!! She lives on!!

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  9. So awesome....do you know who took it or who the ladies were??? It would be nice to find out.
    I love it!!

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    1. I am not sure if the woman who sent me the photo took it, she didn't say. I asked her parents who the ladies were, but don't know yet. Would be nice to know...

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    2. My boyfriend took the photo. He had my camera and was waiting for me to run by, and knew about Sherry as well. Thought I'd like the photo. Don't know who the ladies were though.

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    3. I just added some info at the bottom of this post about the story behind the flag.

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  10. I didn't see THAT sign, but I did see a group of women running carrying a banner about one tenth from the finish line in her honor. It was lovely to see her being remembered!

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    1. Amazing! If anyone happened to get a picture of that, would you send it to me?

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  11. this is wonderful
    made me cry
    she runs on in all of our hearts

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  12. I think of her often when I'm out on my runs. Such a tragedy that has touched many lives.

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  13. Wow! Very touching. I still think of Sherry when I run.

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  14. Wow, that is amazing. Never forgotten.

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  15. I wish I had seen it. Wow, what a tribute. To Sherry and all of us.

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  16. Her spirit lives on... in fact I was talking about her just a few days ago.. her angel wings surround us

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  17. That is the coolest! I wish I had seen it.

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  18. That's awesome! Whoever made it was a very kind and thoughtful person! Thanks to them for creating such a wonderful tribute!

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  19. What happened to Sherry showed the evil in this world, an evil most of us cannot begin to fathom. Yet, in the face of that, there is so much good...far more powerful than the evil.

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  20. I ran Boston this year and I thought of Sherry as I was running. She has made a powerful impact on so many.

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  21. No goosebumps because I was busy crying! This just shows how runners stick together and how inspiring others can be, here and in heaven!

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  22. That's really great Beth. The heart of the running community never ceases to amaze and inspire. Glad her spirit was there in Boston.

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  23. Wow. Tearing up as I saw this and read the back story. Sherry continues to live in the hearts of many.

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  24. I hope her family gets some peace knowing how many lives she touched. That is beautiful.

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  25. I love it when I see things like this because it reminds me that, despite what the media depicts, we have people in our society with amazing hearts! I love seeing compassionate, caring people! Thanks for sharing the pic with us! Definitely not forgotten!!

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  26. I don't think I saw that flag, but I think I saw a sign for A Sherry and just associated it with Sherry Arnold.

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  27. Such a nice way to honor Sherry.

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  28. I read this post, and teared up. Then I read the article and cried. Then I read the comments and cried again. There are so many good people in the world.

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  29. Unbelievable story ... made me feel happy and proud ... hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!

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  30. That's so great. And it's nice that someone was able to share it with you.

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  31. That is amazing - runners are awesome people!!

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  32. Great picture...makes me feel good when people do good things when they don't have to. The running community is the best!

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  33. I think that as a new-ish runner, the sense of community among us is something I never expected when I decided to "sign up for a race" and get fit. The encouragement, support and respect has bowled me over time and time again. Very, very touching!

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  34. Tears and goosebumps!! The running community ROCKS!!!

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  35. Wow. Isn't it amazing how one person can affect so many lives? Even the lives of people she never knew.

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  36. Wow, great story. Amazing how many people Sherry continues to touch.

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  37. I just got choked up. That is unbelievable.

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  38. Beth, this is week I received the great news that I was picked to be on the Nuun Relay team for Hood to Coast and I want you to know that I am planning on honoring Sherry there. Hopefully somewhere near the start if I am lucky and i am in van 1 but if not then somewhere along the way. I want to bring a flag or a blanner in her memory and take a team picture with it.

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