Hello to all! Sorry, it’s been awhile. Summer is so busy, trying to fit everything in and still spend some quiet time together. I hope you all had a great summer and the school year got off to a good start for all.
As I walked my dogs this morning, I had such a crazy sense of deja vu. On September 11th, 11 years ago I remember doing the same walk. The sky was a vivid blue. It was warm, sunny, a light breeze was blowing – one of those days in Minnesota that I don’t question living this far North. I recall thinking “how can it be such a beautiful day when all hell is breaking loose?” I had already been glued to the tv and watched in horror as things only seemed to get worse and more and more people were dying. Even at that moment, I didn’t comprehend the impact that day would have on me and the reat of the world. I didn’t know how our lives would change from that one day. I didn’t know that 11 years later when I walk into the mall(granted I shop at the Mall of America), that I would think about my security. That going to the airport would require me to take off my shoes. That America would fight their longest war and so many more would die.
On a different note, I went through a time at the beginning of July this year. It took me a while to figure it out. I had a sort of sadness, not really sure where it was coming from. After some time, I believe it was from the day Chris and I found out he had cancer. I think up to that point in my life, I was pretty carefree. I didn’t worry about things so much-I always believed everything would eventually work itself out. The doctor telling us that Chris had cancer was the biggest shock of my life. In that one moment, my whole life was turned upside down…I lost a sort of innocense. I wouldn’t look at things the same way again.
On the theme of life changing days, I also had a good reminder of a life changing day. My sister had a baby girl in August. Holding my neice for the first time I remembered holding my children for the first time. How my life instantly changed with that new little life in my arms. The instant grip my children had on my heart. How I would do anything to keep them happy and safe. I also have that memory when I photograph a wedding, the wonderous day when Chris and I married and how happy we were. The happiness and love that we shared and how grand it was to find that special someone to share your life with.
So another reminder today, and I know you’ve probaly seen a bunch on tv,internet, radio,etc..~ please send up a prayer to those who lost their lives 11 years ago, and those who have lost their lives since because of everything they did that day. Also, to the families of these heros, time heals, but the memories remain.
Love and Prayers to you all,