A day, a date: Remembering September 11th

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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.

Thanks for reading.

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