Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering 10 Years Ago.....

On the morning of 9/11/2001 I was getting ready for work listening to the news.  I remember hearing the report of a plane crashing into one of the Twin Towers.  My first thought was, "What is wrong with that pilot?"  Even though I had never been to the Twin Towers in person I had seen pictures.  The Twin Towers were huge!!  How could anyone fly into them?  My second instant thought was, "It had to be on purpose".

I didn't want to think, that my country and my home was under attack.  I stayed glued to the news as it all unfolded and I watched the second plane crash into the second tower.  I hurried off to my office that was 5 minutes away. I didn't want to be alone. They already had the radio going, and the reports came of the other missing planes.  I was shocked, stunned and numb.

I look back to this time, and see now the healing that has taken place with me.  For one, ten days after 9/11 I got on a plane to Dallas, Texas to meet up with old classmates.  I also began the healing process with my family as I met a cousin I had not seen since I was six.  I gained more respect for those who serve us everyday.  I have learned of little ways to give back to those who protect me everyday. I don't have alot of money to donate but I can do small things and spread the word to be charitable. I have also learned to be more forgiving of those that hurt me and those things that I love so much.  I have learned I will not fear again.

I will never forget 9/11, those we lost and those who became heroes.  I also will never forget the lessons I learned to be grateful for the things I do have and know in my life.  Not everyone is as lucky as I am.  Yesterday, I finished two more chapters for the final edits for Friends....Lessons of Life. My mind went to the memories of 9/11 and how grateful I am to live in this country.  God Bless America!!

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