11 years ago today, I got a wake up call (literally) that rocked my entire world (but not nearly as much as those who were involved)! I was sleeping in my apartment with my newborn baby (born August 31st) and my fiancee was "out to sea" in the Navy for ins and outs. My mom was hysterical on the other end of the phone and through the foggy & fuzzy early morning focus, I heard her words loud and clear, "Turn on the TV!" "The World Trade Center has been attacked!" "Oh my goodness!"
Immediately, I hopped out of the bed, turned the TV on and found myself not only scared to death, super sad & mourning for those who lost their lives, and totally shocked by it all...but this act of terrorism also kept my "soon to be" husband from being a part of his first son's first 6 months of life. They were almost immediately deployed and the war was in FULL SWING!
I will NEVER forget that morning...or that day! I will never forget about all those innocent lives that were lost out of such a horrible & horrendous act of terrorism.
It has been a LONG 11 years for many, many military families, who's loved ones have been deployed more than once and many who have lost a loved one fighting in the war! It's devastating...and frustrating that the world has to be in such turmoil...and so sad for those who die defending our freedom!
A special THANK YOU to those who have served, are serving or who will serve to keep our country safe and free!
I pray you will stop, for a moment of silence at some point in your day today, to reflect on this time 11 years ago and how it has impacted you and your life. Not only with security in the airports, but I am sure your life has been touched in some way or another by this tragedy and act of terrorism!