Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11, 2001...We will never forget



Ten 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).  On this ten year anniversary of that tragic day and, as I look ahead to my son's 10th birthday, I have hope for the future.  As Gabe 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.

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.   - Mahatma Gandhi

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

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  1. I can imagine that sentiment. Great post. My heart goes out to all those people who lost someone.

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  2. absolutely beautiful. Love the quote and it is so true.

    Got chills at your son's birthdate

    ((((hugs))))

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  3. A very symbolic birth date indeed for your son. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this important date!

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  4. Your son's birthdate is almost symbolic of "turning things around."

    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. What a wonderful post. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.

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  6. It must have been scary thinking about bringing a new baby into the world with what had happened.

    I am watching the anniversary shows as I catch up with blogs tonight; very sad. Have a good week Michelle.

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  7. Thank you all for stopping by. I think today is an important day for all of us to remember to love one another...that we are all in this crazy world together.

    Laurel--I always thought that his birth date was symbolic, but I wasn't quite sure how. You completely summed it up. Thank you!

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  8. No, we will never forget. It has been a tough day.

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  9. Beautiful post. And what a wonderful way to try and explain to your children, that horrific day that will be in our children's history books, a day of a senseless act of hatred. Kudo's to you!!

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