Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remember


Today I am taking time to remember all those affected by 9/11. I can't believe 10 years has passed since this tragic event occurred. I remember I was in college at UNC-Chapel Hill, getting ready for class watching Good Morning America when they interrupted with the first plane crash, then while reporting that plane crash, the second plane crashed. I was shocked and terrified. I remember calling my mom who had no idea it had happened and just being scared, wishing I was near my family. My heart broke and went out to all those who had to die that fateful day.

This week I was reading People and it had an article on the kids of 9/11 who were born after their dads died the crash. They are all 10 years old now and never even got to meet their dads. Tears streamed down my face as I read that because now that I am a Mother those stories hit me even harder. My heart ached for the wives who lost their husbands and had to deliver those babies alone and for the children who would never met their brave fathers. But these kids persevered and have so much strength and faith and that makes me so proud.

Today I want to remember those who died, the firefighters and NYPD that helped and anyone else affected by this tragedy. I am not going to lie I am still scared another attack might happen but I think our nation came together and is much stronger because of this. Hopefully we will never have an attack of that magnitude again. We stand united and proud to be Americans.

6 comments:

Cheryl E. said...

Still 10 years later it saddens my heart just as much as the day it happened. I just hope as Americans this 10 year anniversary can be a reminder to be proud of our Country.

Kyle said...

I was living and working in NYC during 9-11. It was such a horrible event that none of us will forget. Thanks for taking time to remember with your post today! My heart goes out to all those who lost loved ones and to all those brave men and women who risked their lives to save others that day.

Bonnie said...

I saw that article in People, but I couldn't even think about reading it! I knew it would make me bawl.

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Happiness Is... said...

I just finished writing something very similar. For me, the stories of kids without parents hits me SO much harder now that I am a mom. I've cried like 5 times in the past 2 days for those families.

Christina said...

Great post, my dear. Very well done.

Bud and Leo said...

Love this post. I was also in college when this happened and was so scared. I went into DC yesterday with a friend and we visited the Newseum which had pieces of the aircrafts that crashed into the WTC as well as wallets, cell phones, etc of passengers and workers. It was so sad. It was nice to be in DC and be patriotic though.