Friday, September 10, 2010

That Morning

That Morning, was just another day.  
The hubs and I were on our way to work.
I had just told him that I thought I was finally getting over my anxiety of flying.

That Morning, I sat at my desk and checked the news websites like always.
I stared at the homepage of cnn.com, trying to make sense of the image I was seeing.
Certain it must be some sick joke.

That Morning, security and confidence and peace vanished in one single, terrifying instant.
I felt like I was living in a different world.
A world I didn't want to be in.

That Morning, silence reigned in the skies.
How eerie it seemed, without the usual roar of an airplane overhead.
For more than a week the deafening silence rang in my ears.

That Morning, a blur of disbelief.
How could this happen?
Why God?

That Morning, a moment in time never to be forgotten.
images of devastation, gut-wrenching heartbreak, astounding loss:
forever etched in my mind.

That Morning, changed everything.
My children will not grow up in the same world I did.

That Morning, 9 years ago.


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5 comments:

  1. I have to say I was a senior in high school on 9/11 & I remember every moment of it, but I don't think I fully understood the gravity of what was happening until later. Each year the reality of that day has gotten more clear even though we keep getting further away from that moment. But it really did change everything in ways I didn't realize at the time.

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  2. Wow, that was beautiful. I found your blog via themommyhoodmemos and love it! You're a very talented writer. Actually, what caught my eye is that you have all girls...I need a daily dose of pink since I have 2 boys :) Your girls are beautiful.

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  3. It was certainly a day that changed the world.

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  4. I know, I can't believe it's been 9 years. I remember sitting in the ER after my night shift, watching it on TV with everyone else. The ER war eerily quiet and we couldn't believe what we were seeing. Thanks for this beautifully written post.

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  5. Beautiful. I don't think any of us will ever forget where we were that morning.

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