Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Today, we remember the tragedy that happened on our own soil.  A day that we lost over 3,000 Americans, civilians and first responders.  Sisters, Brothers, Mothers, Fathers, Neighbors, every one of us knew someone who was affected.  And today we remember.

I will never forget that day.  I lived an hour and a half away from New York City at that time.  I watched in horror as the second plane hit.  I ran to the phone to call my sister, who worked in New York City.  The lines were busy.  I called my husband, the lines were busy.  I couldn't find my loved ones.  I had to get my oldest from kindergarten so I knew my babies were with me.  Where was everyone else?  I kept calling, busy.  Finally, my husband called and my relief was huge.  He came right home.  I still waited to hear from my sister.  

They had to walk home that day.  Across the bridges on foot.  But thankfully, my phone eventually rang.  But the relief I felt was still filled with sorrow.  All of those people.  All of those lives.

Today, I am thankful that me and mine were safe.  But on this day, I remember the others.  And the feeling I had on that day comes back every year.

I hope that you and yours were found that day.  I feel for all of you who lost a loved one that day.  I want you to know, I will always remember.


  1. I will always remember too. My husband was able to finally call me, too!
    i will never forget. we lived in the city at the time, and I didn't go home for a few days after....

  2. Never forget, none us will.

    You have a lovely blog! I have just returned to blogging and visiting other's blogs. I will add you to my blog roll and return often!