I remember it like it was yesterday…It was like time was standing still. In this moment I saw it all. Laughter, love, happiness.
You see, on this date, September 11, I married my best friend, my rock.
I made the day stand still in one moment and I took it all it. The rest is a blur… captured only in photos… a day long planned and quickly passed. It was beautiful and I was happy, so very happy.
I remember it like it was yesterday.
It was like time was standing still. I sat holding my new born baby tightly. Horror, sorrow, grief.
You see, on this date, September 11, I watched as the world changed forever.
The day seemed to stand still in that moment. I couldn’t take it in. It seemed surreal… captured only on television… a day never planned and slowly passing. It was wrong and I was sad, so very sad.
So each year on this day, I remember…
A day I danced with delight
A day I watched in horror
A day where the future seemed nothing but bright
A day where I knew the future would never be the same
A day I celebrated with family and friends
A day I saw friends and loved ones lost.
A day full of happiness and a day full of sorrow.
Which do I honor?
I honor both. Today is a day I celebrate life… Life lived, life loved, life celebrated. I feel the pain. I feel the happiness. I recognize both for their place in my heart.
Today is a day and a date… and like every day… I remember the past and take steps toward a happier future.
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