I have thought for days about what to write about today. It's been a rough few days. I've been in a funk because I've had to get onto one of my kids. Sometimes parenting really sucks. I know they always think their world is the only one that's impacted but the truth is it hurts us just as much. And then you see all of this coverage about the tragedies on 9/11 and you realize how small all of this is. And the truth of the matter is... If this were our last day on Earth would we waste our time being mad over the things we get mad about now? Would we bother to give someone the silent treatment? Would we still be stubborn and refuse to listen or try to understand what the other person is saying? Of course we wouldn't.
I do know that this too shall pass...
On this day ten years ago... my daughter was in the lower elementary school and my son was in the middle school. I sat at home after dropping them off and was watching the morning news. Diane Sawyer was on Good Morning America and she told us about a plane that had hit the World Trade Center. While she was covering this news we watched on live t.v. as a second plane ran into the other Trade Center building. I was just numb. It became evident very soon after that we were under attack. I was sick. It was a horrible feeling. I talked to my husband on the phone and he said that they were all standing in front of the tv's at work watching. I just knew I had to go get my babies. I wasn't really scared that they weren't safe.... it was more of a feeling that I had to have them with me and hug them. I remember one school employee being rude to me when I asked for my kid, as if I were overreacting to this. But it didn't stop me. I got both of my kids and went home. I listened to radio as we drove and listened to how the second tower was leaning. And before I could make it home both towers had fallen. I remember how quiet the world was here in Oklahoma. No planes in the sky... and you know everyone all across America was looking at the sky... was there another plane?
It truly did seem like the world stopped turning. The images I saw of that day will FOREVER be etched in my mind. People who chose to leap to their death rather than be burned alive.
This tragedy haunted me so much and I kept thinking... I don't even know anyone there.. how are these poor families dealing with this? As time went on, the personal stories because scarce. It wasn't until the last few weeks that I began to hear of them again. I saw a video of the plane hitting the building again, and pictures of falling people again. I don't know anyone that was involved in any of the attacks but I'm so proud of their families for pulling through this. I know their hearts ache every day. I'm proud of America for not letting this break our spirit as was intended. Now, I'm going to get up and go outside and enjoy this beautiful day. It's good to remember but it's also good to move forward.
Have a blessed day my friends!
I'm a wife and mom! That about sums me up! I am blessed to be married to my best friend for 28 years now. I have 2 great kids that are grown! My hobbies include: Cooking, photography, gardening, reading, painting, and pottery, and feathering my nest!
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