I Posted this last year on 9/11. I felt I needed to re-post it again today on the 10th Anniversary of this tragic day in American History.
I remember very well where I was and what I was doing the morning of 9/11. I was sitting at my computer checking e- mail and listening to the morning news. I was glowing in the excitement of the happy news that I was finally pregnant again. Two and half years earlier, our son Matthew had died at 35 weeks, due to a stillbirth. Sitting there, I heard my three year old daughter playing in her bedroom. Life was wonderful and I felt so blessed.
I happened to look up at the TV and they were showing the first footage of a plane that had flown into one of the famous twin towers in New York City. I thought how tragic that this accident had happened. Then suddenly, a second plane flew into the other tower. The sinking feeling in my stomach told me that this was no accident. As the news anchors spoke, we all knew that America was under attack. I placed my hands over my stomach thinking of the child that was growing in my womb. What kind of world was I bringing another child into? I felt so protective that moment of my daughter and my unborn child. What did this mean for us as Americans? Where would we be attacked next? To be attacked on American soil was new for my generation.
As the minutes rolled by, my daughter came into my bedroom and crawled into my lap. I just held her as the tears rolled down my face. The news came soon that the Pentagon had been attacked. Then finally, the story of the brave people on flight 93 that had fought back. That plane crashed into an open field, instead of The White House where it was headed. I sat mesmerized the rest of the day watching the same stories and footage over and over again.
9/11 has now become my generations Pearl Harbor. I will NEVER forget what happened that day. I will always remember what a great country I live in and fight for our freedoms. This is why I love the song, "Have You Forgotten" by Darryl Worley. This should be played daily in our country, to remind us of how united we felt after that tragic day of 9/11. God Bless our country and those that serve our country.