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9-10-11: Once in a lifetime!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

On this once in a lifetime date, 9-10-11, I remember tomorrow's 10 year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center; connecting me with a country that recalls, as I do, where they were.

I know you remember where you were on that day... where you were when you heard... I was teaching in Indianapolis and was coming from the book room where I was gathering teacher guides. As I left that room I passed the school officer's room where they were watching TV. They said to me that a plane hit one of the World Trade Center towers. I left their office thinking that it was an accident.
Throughout the day different instances happened that caused me to question the severity of earlier events. Parents started to come to the school to remove their kids, there was a hustle and bustle in the halls that was unfamiliar. But it wasn't until I left that afternoon and called my mom when I knew what had unravelled that day. I called her asking if they got everyone out, she responded that the towers collapsed. I in turn was in disbelief, angry, dismayed. So many emotions.
The trauma of that day stays with me. I don't know why, and may never know why that day impacts me to the core of my soul without having losed any loved ones personally. I feel for those who did lose loved ones, and will never forget that day or how it has changed not only our country as a whole, but me personally...

Untouched but not Unscathed

It feels like yesterday,
When I'm in a particular store
In a certain town
Where the airport is so close
It still startles me.

It feels like yesterday,
As I board a plane today
And see someone acting suspicious
That I can't help but wonder...

It seems like yesterday
Because with each day that passes
I morn for those we lost
And wonder how their lose
Impacts our world today.

It seems like yesterday
Because they are with us
Each and every day.
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    I was at work when new of the attack came over the radio. It was a day that put so much into perspective. I was in the middle of several projects, and trying to make plans to get my car to the shop...trying to fit the car repair in just seemed so pressing at the time until the news came. Family members worked in and around all the areas that were directly affected. Needless-to-say, from that moment on my energies were focused on contacting them, or anyone who may have heard from them, to make sure they were alright. I don't know about anyone else, but that day left me with a feeling of vulnerability that had felt only once before in my life. It was a wakeup call that could no longer be denied about priorities.
    2383 days ago
    It's a day my husband and I will never forget.
    2384 days ago
    Since I am in the Pacific Time Zone, I was still in bed, and a friend called, saying to turn on the TV since a horrible thing was happening. I did and watched the events unfold. I was shocked and was grieving!
    2384 days ago
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