I still can’t believe it’s been 10 years.
They say it’s an event that you will always remember exactly where you were when you first heard the devastating news. Pres. Kennedy’s assassination, Elvis’s death, 9/11.
I remember it like it was yesterday. I was driving to work and heard on the radio that a plane had hit the first tower. I rushed into work and went straight for the tv. I worked at a bank and all the tellers were already around the counter getting their drawers ready for the day. I said “turn on the news, quick!” We all stood in the middle of the lobby speechless and silent.
I sat at my desk useless. My heart nearly leaped from my chest when I realized my dad might have been traveling that day. He was traveling often for work so I desperately tried to reached and left a sobbing voice mail asking him to call me back! Hours later I finally heard back form him and he was safe at home.
I left work early and went to donate blood. I think it was the only thing I thought I could do but when I got to the Red Cross the line was out the door and I was sent away and told the earliest appointment would be in three days! That night my husband and I huddled around my Brother and Sister in laws tv and we all just staired, shook our heads, and cried.
The footage is forever burned into my mind. People jumping from the buildings, the ash, the look on the people’s faces! I felt such fear for what this meant. I could not wrap my head around what had happened.
I know it was 10 years ago but it feels like it was yesterday!
What were you doing that morning on Sept. 11th?
May our nation still continue to heal. May we always remember and honor those who lost their lives and I pray that the generations to follow will know the stories and learn the lessons from this tradgic in our history.