Thursday, September 11, 2008

9-11

It's 9-11 again. I tried to find a pic to commemorate this date, but I dare say they are just too sad to post. I'm sure each of you remember where you were and what your were doing and who you were with, when this terrible attack happened. I was at my cabin in Northern Michigan. I was with my husband, Garry and a friend/employee, Mike. It was a beautiful up north weekend. We were having coffee and watching The Today Show. And then it happened. I kept thinking "The pilot must have had a heart attack or something." Mike said "No way! That's intentional." I argued that no one in his/her right mind could do that intentionally. Then the second one hit. And at that moment I knew Mike was right. I still can't wrap my mind around it. It's beyond me. It seems that through our lives certain events remain embedded into our memories. The day Kennedy was shot, The Challenger, and for me the day John Lennon was killed.....and this tragedy. My heart still aches for the loved ones, lost. I can not imagine being there. I guess I'm actually glad that I don't understand this whole mind set of anyone who could do this, as I think it would make me insane.

So, to all my online friends ... know today that I am thinking of each of you. I appreciate all of you more than I can say and even if we never meet, I am proud to call you friends. Hug someone you love today. I know I will.

6 comments:

Carol VR said...

I couldn't have said it better myself. Your sooo right in the remembering where you were thing.

I was at work and a guy heard it on the radio. THe phones kept ringing with updates. Because we had no access to cable TV at work we had no real visualization of what was going on until we got home to watch the news.... SCARY!!!

Katie said...

I have to say thank you for those thoughts as I was living 12 miles west of NYC at the time of the attacks. One of my daughter's friends was working on the 73rd floor of tower one and told us the harrowing story of her escape. Lots of people didn't come home that day. They were either trapped in the city with no transportation or they been in those buildings. Our schools had to stay open until very late waiting with the children.

I was at work and could see a lovely clear view of mid-town Manhattan from my office window and in the other room we were watching the disaster unfold on TV. It was very surreal.

What an awful time. Not something you could ever forget. We must remember to count our blessings we don't live in a war torn country...every day!

jillquilts said...

Well said, girl! {{HUGS}} to you! Does hugging a dog count? How pathetic am I - I won't see anyone today that I will want to hug.

Barb said...

It was a day I know I will always remember. Still doesn't seem real.

Regina said...

Hugs to you, too...

Linda said...

It's hard to believe it has been 7 years. It seems like just yesterday at times and other times it seems longer. I was on my way to work and listening to the radio. I thought, wow, someone has really veered off course or like you, had a heart attack. Then the second one hit and my stomach turned over. I thought: Oh, My God, we are being attacked here in our country...I couldn't believe it! We are so fortunated to live in this great country and be free to do whatever we want. That is thanks to all our servicemen and women that have sacrified their lives for our freedoms! I will never forget and I hope America doesn't either. Hugs to you and yours....Linda