Nine years have passed since September 11th, 2001 yet, for me, it always feels like that terrifying day just happened recently. As I listen to the names of those innocent lives lost, the tears come as freely as ever. It's difficult for me to reconcile the fact that nine years have passed and so quickly.
This is one of the times of the year that make me take stock in myself and my life (the others being my birthday in May, Halloween and New Years) and this year I find that I am truly disappointed in myself overall. It could be the lingering blah's from my Summer illness. For the most part, I feel like I could have done more with the time given to me since September 11th... But is that just a natural, human feeling even though you may have done the best you could with what you've had? I don't know. I need to journal on this. Hopefully that will help me to see things more clearly.
(Time to switch gears and for me to get up on the 'soap box' for a moment)
It's so important to remember and Never Forget. And not just for those of us who, for whatever reason, weren't at The World Trade Center, The Pentagon or on any of the planes used as weapons against the United States that morning and were given the chance to continue on, but for our Nation and World, who so often and quickly forget, letting history repeat itself time and time again. Unfortunately, it seems as though today is over with, many do forget again. Look at the recent events in the news here! Terrorists want us to be afraid, of one another and of those unlike ourselves, they want us to turn on one another and on those unlike us, they want to change who we are as a Country; we are supposed to be better than that but the news shows other wise. It's heart breaking.
(climbing down from soap box)
I have mentioned this day often as well as shared with you the story of my September 11th in previous years. To scroll through the posts, click here. If you're new to my blog, I hope you'll take a look at my September 11th post from 2009 to find out where I was when the world stopped turning.
The song playing on my blog today, "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)," by Alan Jackson is the best and most heart felt song I've heard about what happened. It brings me to tears every time.
Where were you 9 years ago today?
The memorial candle is lit on the mantle, the names are being read on the tv, flowers to bring to the County Memorial picked out...
What are you doing to Remember today?