Saturday, September 11, 2010

Remembering...

Today is 9/11. Even though it was 9 years ago, I remember where I was like it was yesterday. For years to come, many will be remembering where they were on that day. As much as I would like to forget, it's just not possible, and honestly, I don't think it would be right to forget. The ones who lost loved ones that day cannot forget so, in honoring them and the ones they lost, I will remember.

Kent and I were only married a little over a year. I was working at a coffee shop in a nearby ski town and I was there early. Later on, someone came in and told us what had happened. We had no television but, someone went and got a radio so we could listen to the updates. My husband was out of town and his sister-in-law was living in NYC at that point and she immediately came to my mind. I called Kent and as soon as we possibly could we tried to find out if his sister was safe. We later found out that she was. After arriving home that afternoon, I was able to see some of the coverage on the television. To this day I cannot get those images out of my head.
Days and even weeks went by and it was still in the forefront of my mind, and I'm sure I was not alone. I am still effected by it.
Today, my heart and my prayers go out to those who lost husbands, wives, friends, brothers, sisters, moms, dads, uncles, aunts, grandparents, co-workers, cousins and bosses...

Peace and love.

1 comment:

Smiling Sal :) said...

It is amazing how days like that are forever imprinted on our hearts and minds. I remember, I was at college in the morning, then after that I went into work. I remember walking into work and there was a strange air about the place and everyone was talking about what had happened. I was shocked!