9.9.09

Remembering 9/11

I'm sure most of us remember exactly where we were that day. We remember who we were with, or more importantly, who we wished to be with as we heard the first horrible news or saw the live footage on t.v. We remember the feelings, of disbelief, numbness, grief, fear and anger.
I'm linking to Olive Rue's Remembering 9/11. You can find it at http://oliverue.blogspot.com/2009/09/remembering-911.html

I was at work that day, in our classroom with several other staff, and got a phone call from my husband. I wanted so badly to go home to my husband and kids but only had a 30 minute early morning break. I went to my car to phone my husband and decided to drive past my brother's home. My brother and his family lived behind our school. I knew they would be at work, his kids at school but my need to be with family was so strong. Surprisingly my brother's truck was in the driveway. He had dropped his kids off at school and had returned for tools when he heard the news. We stood in front of his t.v. watching the horrific news. The information we were seeing was so confusing. At first I did not understand when the second plane hit. I thought it was more tape of the first. But my brother knew. And he was exactly where I needed him to be at that moment.

The rest of the day and many days to follow were filled with following the horrific news, seeming to be glued to the t.v. whenever we could be, reassuring our children, praying... Remembering those who lost their lives and the loved ones they left behind. Remembering the bravery of those who rushed to help others, from the fire and rescue personnel, to the strangers helping strangers in the streets. Remembering the kind people helping others in cities and towns where planes were grounded. Remembering.

6 comments:

  1. Just blog hopping. Thanks for sharing your story. Such a sad day.
    Amanda

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  2. Thanks for stopping by.
    This is a wonderful post. I don't suppose any of us will ever forget that horrible day.
    Rhonda

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  3. My kids are finally getting to the age when they ask what this is all about. They were babies then and don't remember. It's such a sad thing to have to explain to your children :(

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  4. thanks for stopping by, again. i always enjoy your comments.

    i did a short entry on 9/11, also.

    i got the shivers reading your post & remembering where i was that day.

    blessings -

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  5. Hi Elizabeth (Kim),
    It has been several years, but seems like just yesterday. I was living on the Persian Gulf in Dubai on 9/11 and it was almost 5:00pm due to the time difference. My heart still goes out to the many innocent victims who lost their lives in such a senseless and cruel act.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog, it is always nice to meet new friends.
    Cathy

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  6. You are so right. The memories are still so vivid. So many people are still living with the real horror of that day - loss of loved ones. I recall having the same reaction you did to the second plane. I thought it was the same plane from a different camera angle. At that point, they were reporting that it was some kind of bizzare accident. I recall the shock in the reporters voices when the second plane hit. Nobody could even imagine what was going on. laurie

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