Today is a day to reflect. I always think of “Alan Jackson’s song” our world has changed so much on that tragic day. i can picture it so vividly.
My Hubby goes to work so early and that day I was wide awake. We live on west coast so it was early. I flipped on the ch 7 east coast feed. Again something I normally do not do. Made myself some coffee and watch New York GMA live. I planned to get a lot done that day.
As I watched it happened right before my eyes. it was something to see New York live. I thought at first it was a crazy accident. The sky was so blue I knew it could not be.Then the next plane came as a shadow that I knew it was no accident.
My heart jumped sank and I had no idea what to think except I needed to hear my Hubby voice. I called to inform him he had no idea. He was at work he took a look around and no one was in his shop. Everyone was upstairs watching their little tv in silence. My next calls were to my children I need to hear their voices.
Then it struck me my brother in law. He worked in LA for Marsh & McLlean however he traveled all the time to New York. After what seemed like a lifetime we found out he was in LA. He was quite shaken as he lost so many friends and colleagues. Fate he was to go that week.
Today as I watched the Ch 7 GMA with their remembrance . I was quite the mess it was so vivid in my mind once again. I was touched by the music, the children reading names and commenting about how they had their mom’s smile, their dads laugh I felt a solemn sadness for everyone. I also felt a peace of how these Heroes stepped forward and made a life. A life that I am not sure I could have. One survivor said she lived every day for being blessed to have her family. That she could hold and squeeze her grandchild. Courage.
Today we went to the 9/11 memorial at my daughters church. Ten years ago I did not have a granddaughter who was singing in the choir honoring the memory of fallen heroes. I wept again,was a mess but had a feeling of happiness that I am able to hug her and all the rest of my little angels.
I thank the men and women who give their lives for our safety and I thank God for blessing us and keeping us safe and for our family. I am truly blessed.
Where were you on the day that changed time?