As I was driving everyone to work/school today we said a prayer for those families who have to go through everyday with out someone. My heart aches for the lives lost on this day 12 years ago...... MOMENT OF SILENCE......
I snapped this pic as we were waiting to turn, it is just a great picture of inspiration... The sun will rise even on the darkest days. And it just makes me so mad that there is so much conspiracy about what happened, who did it and why. Honestly, who cares? Peoples lives were lost! Again, families have to continue living without their friends and loved ones! It's just a day to remind us that anything can happen and that we should cherish every day that we have. That is all.
So, where was I? I remember this day.... it was early in the morning and I was running late to school. I was a senior in high school and I hadn't been late in the longest time, but it was already after 8am and I remember thinking, "Darn! I have Mrs. Loman today!" She was the Spanish III teacher and didn't like late students. My sister had already left to school with my dad and my mom was in the kitchen cleaning up after breakfast.
I got dressed and then walked by the TV and Good Morning America was on. I don't remember what the first thing I heard was, but I remember seeing smoke. And I yelled to my mom to come check this out, like it was "cool" to see a building on fire. She came quickly and we stood there for a few seconds, didn't say much and then we continued doing with what we were doing. I put on my shoes and then was going through my school stuff to make sure I had everything. Then I remember seeing the news anchors flustered and I always thought it was funny when news reporters never know what to say. Then they zoom in on a plane. and BOOM! Again, I yelled to my mom and this time we sat and watched in shock, horror, stunned at what we were watching! Almost in tears I said I had to go to school and we were just talking as how this could be happening and the news didn't know what was happening either.
Driving to school I was still in shock. I was just thinking about the people and the families. I turn on the raidio and then I hear someone mention that they know there is a daycare in the building. OMG, I just lost it! I was 18 and I knew at that age I would have children. I cleaned my face as I was driving into the parking lot of the school. I arrived at school and there were teachers in the hall way, the TV's in the cafeteria were on and as I just remember just walking by everyone staring down at the ground. I walked up stairs and saw my Spanish teacher outside on the phone. She looked at me and she asked me, did you see what happened. I said "Yes, it's unbelievable!" And then another teacher came out and said that she thinks we should all watch the news. So that's what we did for the rest of the day. The principal came on the intercome and said that this was a tragedy and he was okay with the TV's being on and that there would probably be an early realese. I don't remember if there was but I remember seeing my sister later in the day and we hugged. Then she told me some bad news. She said that she thinks my dad's cousin was in New York, but she wasn't sure if if was just for a business trip or for pleasure. We didn't have cell phones so we couldn't call to find out.
Even now, typing this out, my chest is feeling heavy and I can't even imagine what the families were feeling as they heard the news or turned on the TV. Oh my Lord! Just thinking about it, I don't want to think about it anymore.
Where were you? Will you talk to your children about what happened? Did these events change you? Do you feel safe? We will #NEVERFORGET