9/11 remains fresh in my mind on a personal level. As that mid-morning began to unravel I remember contacting my loved ones – my sons (through email and phone calls), then my sister, my father, and my friends. Everyone in my immediate world was safe and sound.
I watched smoke billowing from the Twin Towers on MSNBC, at that time on a very slow connection on my desk PC at work. I could still see disaster progressing. Nothing short of horror.
As I walked to my boss’s office, an employee asked if I was okay. My words, “Yes, but our world will never be the same again.” As the doors to that office closed, 5 of us prayed. It was a sad day. I left and headed out to what was eerily empty interstates and roads – wanting to get my feet back on home ground, stay in touch with my family.
I completed a Google search a few days ago on 9/11 to refresh my own knowledge, beyond memory. Reading was painful. My throat tightened, my heart hurt. There is still a lot of doubt in the minds of American people as a whole. I have empathy. There are a lot of un-answered questions. Our lives did change 10 years ago.
God bless America. God bless those that lost their lives, and those that were injured. God bless their families and friends.
Thank you to those that worked tirelessly through the minutes, hours, days, weeks, and months that followed 9/11.
We will never forget.