This has been an incredibly difficult week for so many people around the world. Starting with the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday and the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion on Wednesday. The thing I love most about Aggieland is the love that surrounds this community.
In a matter of hours, after the Boston Marathon bombings, our community gathered together to show our support for those who are hurting by organizing runs, taking pictures with "#PrayForBoston" signs and sending it out to the world via social media. There is no more caring community that I've ever been a part of than here in the Brazos Valley.
Days later when tragedy hits closer to home, again the community rallies to fill up semi-trucks with goods for the people of West, Texas. I stopped by Post Oak Mall during my lunch hour on Thursday to take pictures and see what was going on. There was a steady stream of good Samaritans donating money, blankets, clothes, and food. In the 20 minutes I was there, there was always a car or truck there to drop stuff off. Later in the afternoon, I broadcasted the first 2 hours of my show from the donation drop-off sight and it was the exact same scene. People filling up their SUV's, trucks, and lowboys down with donations to send up for other people. College students donating their time because they were so moved by what they saw on the news and on social media outlets.
As I type this, thinking about all of the generous people I've head the pleasure to tweet with and meet face to face this week, my heart is filled with joy, and my eyes are swelling up with tears. Whenever someone asks me "Why'd you move back here from Fort Worth? You were in a top 5 market!" The answer is simple. If everyone could see the love this community has for our neighbors, whether an hour and a half to the north or thousands of miles away in Boston, they wouldn't have to ask that question. Aggieland, Brazos Valley, Bryan, College Station, thank you for being the best community I could ever hope to be a part of.
I also thank God for the First Responders who put their lives on the line everyday. You truly are angels here on Earth. Here is a song going out to all of you, thank you, we love you.