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.