And that's where I was and what I was doing the morning of September 11th, 2001. My dad was one of those who lost his job as a result of the economy. I never knew how many differences of opinion there could be in my family, my friends and my entire social world. My dog was even born on 9/11 and she has been such a good little friend throughout all the issues that have come up since then. For me, there was life before 9/11, and then there's been life after 9/11. All the events in my personal life as a result of this tragic event have tested and shaped my faith and my personal outlook on life. It's made me love more, and become stronger in what I believe and why. I know many years have gone by, but this event in our country is a major mile marker for my growing up years.
We picked up my great aunt at her gate on September 10th, and when we took her back to the airport days later, we left her at security. It felt so strange to not go all the way to the gate. The world had indeed changed since we picked her up.
What about you?? What's your story?? Do you remember where you were and what you were doing when you heard about it?? I think it's good to remember and go back. This morning, I felt the grief over what our dear country went through, especially those who were in New York, Pennsylvania and DC, and those who lost people that day. I think we should. It keeps us real.
The photos above tell a story of what 9/11 is like for me today. (the flag and the radio were taken with my Nikon; the other with my phone) I had to take a picture of the flag in our craft room; that's not the radio I was listening to at the time, but I had to take a picture just to symbolize what was going on that morning; the flags all around town today that are at half-mast (am I the only one who wonders who died every time the flag is at half-mast??); and a selfie. Nothing special there, except I'm now 29, excited for my 30th birthday!!! I've grown up, but my heart is still very tender toward the events of this day and the people, the many, many people, it has affected. Big hugs to everyone who reads this. Thank you, and may God bless you!!!