Sunday, September 11, 2011


It was a Tuesday morning ten years ago today that my husband and I were starting our day and tuned in to the Today Show. We were in a great mood because we had recently found out that I was pregnant with Sun Kissed Boy #1. The euphoria didn't not last long though as we realized this was not ordinary Today Show.
Katie Couric and Matt Lauer were trying to report that a plane had crashed into one of the Twin Towers as they struggled to make sense of the horrific news.

My husband and I could say nothing to one another. We were dumbfounded as we watched in dismay a plane fly INTO the second building. What was going on? How could this be happening? Those were a few of the thoughts that were running through my head. But the thought that stood out the most, the only one that I could verbalize, was what kind of world are we bringing our baby into?

Since September 11th, 2001, I've seen lots of images encouraging us to never forget. I think that forgetting is impossible. In my opinion, that is a day that every single person in this country will always remember where they were, what they were doing, what they were feeling, and more than likely, a day of reality check. 

What do you remember about the day that forever changed the United States of America?
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Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I remember just a month before I was standing on top of one of the Trade Center Buildings with my coworkers while visiting NYC on a work trip. I have my ticket stub (you had ot pay to go on top of the building) and the photos from that night and of course the memories of watching them fall to the ground.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

We were doing the same thing, watching the Today Show. My husband stepped outside with my son while he caught the bus. He came back inside and saw me sitting there with my mouth opened wide. I couldn barely get it out. It was amazing to watch it happen and I remember the sickening feeling in my stomach. I also remember crying off and on for days afterward. I will always remember. I tried to watch the clip but it's not working.

COTTAG3 said...

My son was 4 and 1/2. Old enough to recognize a plane flying into a building but not old enough to understand the reasons nor whatever explanation we could provide. I remember trying to keep him from seeing anything about it...but of course he did.
You are correct. Nobody needs to say "never forget" because that is impossible. I remember everything about that day; about all of the planes in both NY and PA and of course all of the families affected. Can't believe it's been 10 years.

Teachinfourth said...

I'll never forget that day, second year of teaching, standing in my classroom watching it unfurl on the television before school started.

It was sickening.