Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Where were you?

****EDITED---Please understand that the following post was written with out realizing it might be to painful for some people to read. I came on here to remove it or change it in some way to soften the message. I've decided to leave it as is. I added this disclaimer to ask you to not read the following if the events of 9/11/2007 are still to painful or if you have loved ones in the military. I do not ever want to bring pain to the ones I love but I also need to express myself today. I hope you will understand. I promise to return to my usual goofy self & posts soon. The past few weeks have been extremely sad and I hope you can bear with me as I verbalize what I've been feeling & experiencing.
Thanks & Cyber HUGS to you all************

I've been in a meeting all morning and haven't had a chance to post until now. Today is a tough day. It's hard to think back on that morning 6 years ago. I know you remember where you were. How could you not?

My life was VERY different back then and that day was a horrific one on a MEGA smaller scale then the people directly involved. I almost had a former family member-in-law in the middle of the towers but he had slept in that morning because he'd worked late the night before. I'd just been through a nightmare of a 3 month long legal battle with a landlord (long story for another book), my 5 year old former step son had just been hospitalized due to his Bi-polar disorder, I'd been diog. with high blood pressure and that morning brought everything to a head. Don't get me wrong, I in NO WAY am saying it was comparable to what the families of the victims went through. It is just one of those moments that is seared into your brain for ever.

My beloved niece's "cousin-in-law" is leaving for Iraq soon and she had to say goodbye to him this past weekend. I can't imagine what his family is going through. It's impossible to understand why we are still sending our children to fight with no end in sight to this nightmare. I support the men & women who defend our country. I do not know that I agree we should still be there. I know I will do everything in my power to keep my son from having to go if, God forbid, we are still there in another 6 years. I'm sure mothers felt that way right after the original 9/11 and now here we are, still fighting as my son turns from a innocent six year old to a pre-teen 12 year old. I pray that the madness will end. I pray that Daryle comes back soon and safely. I pray that his 8 year old "cousin" never has to make the same decision when he turns 18. I pray that we never forget.

Til later.................


Loretta said...

We were on vacation at St. Simons Island, GA. I was watching the news while Steve & Jenn went to get breakfast and bring it back to the room. When they came back into the room, they were just in time to see the plane hit the second tower, live. :-( We watched the news until we couldn't take it anymore, and then we left for some sightseeing. People were talking about the attacks everywhere, and wild rumors were flying. One shopkeeper told us there was a plane headed to Atlanta, and Jenny, who was 11 at the time, started shaking all over and crying. She wanted to go home, right then, but we felt we should show her that the terrorists were not going to control our lives. We assured her, as best we could, that we were safe, and made the best of the next couple of days, before giving up and going home. I haven't watched any of the memorial presentations on tv today, because the sight of the towers being hit and the chaos and tragedy that followed makes me so angry that I can't see straight. :-( But I have not forgotten, nor will I ever forget, those sights and sounds and all the people whose lives were lost or changed forever.

Jenn said...

Wow...yeah. Tyler does want to follow in Daryle's footsteps. Its something I'll have to deal with at that time. Dylan also wants to "be a soldier".

deirdre said...

i know where i was, i will never forget because my mother was so upset when she called me at work. we are from long island and have family in the city. my father is an X NYPD and had he not been shot years earlier and been disabled, he would have been in those towers himself. i am sure you know i could go on and on and on. but know that we know people that lost their lives and were impacted in different ways due to the events of 9/11. we will NEVER forget and honor this day forever.

Jenn said...

Its alright... I know ((hugs))