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Saturday, September 11, 2010

WE WILL NEVER FORGET

Nine years ago I got up for work and turned on the TV.  I gazed in horror as I watched airplanes crashing into the Twin Towers.  I was 8 months pregnant with my first child.  When I found out what had happened, as my eyes filled with tears, I thought to myself "What kind of world am I bringing this child into?"  I was scared for the future of my child and for the future of our world.  Ironically, my son was born on 11/9/01 (compare that to 9/11/01).  I know it seems an odd coincidence, but I kind of take it as a sign...and I like to think that it's a good sign...a sign of a safe and good future for us all.  As my son and his brother grow, I will teach them what hatred and intolerance wrought that day, but I will also teach them how the triumph of the human spirit helps us to overcome and grow after such a terrible event.

We will never forget...I will never forget.


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  1. It's amazing how I can still remember where I was and what I was feeling too. Great post. I will never forget either.

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  2. I still remember that morning so clearly and how numb I felt throughout that whole day. I cannot believe it's been 9 years.

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  3. I can’t imagine that the images from 9/11 will ever fade from my mind. I hope today’s children are more successful in promoting peace and tolerance when they grow up.

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