Friday, September 11, 2009
Today, WE REMEMBER the near 3,000 people who lost their lives due to hijacked jetliners crashing into New York’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. With grateful hearts we also remember all the hero's who valiantly assisted our country!
Eight Years ago this morning, I was six months pregnant with my son and had just sent my daughter to school. I was preparing my morning tea, when I turned on the news and saw the first of two burning buildings. Minutes later I witnessed the second of the Twin Towers be hit. My heart sank and eyes filled up with tears, a sense of fear came over me. I immediately grabbed for the phone to call my husband who was unreachable.
The world as I knew it stopped! A sense of fear that I had never known came over me...all telephone lines were busy, I could not get a call into my daughters school, reach my mother or any of my siblings; it seemed like the longest day of my life!
A little while after what seemed to be an eternity, my daughters school called and confirmed the children were all okay. My husband and mother finally called, and all my siblings checked in one by one. As the days and weeks after 9/11 progressed I was humbled by our countries efforts to unite as one and work selflessly for the good of others. I was also humbled by the many countries who joined forces with us; I will never never forget.....
God Bless America!
Where were you eight years ago when the world stopped?