I’m not sure I’ve ever talked about 9/11 on my site, I’ve rarely talked about it at all. It’s not that I don’t care, I just feel so removed from the situation that if I talk about it I am somehow doing it a disservice. On that day I was working at an office that was government related. When it happened I was not even in my office but covering for someone else at another office.
I started getting calls from women wondering where their husband’s were who had taken a flight that day. I had no idea and suddenly realized something very bad had happened. I felt so bad I couldn’t help, I was a temp and I was alone. I was then told to head back to my desk and on my way back I saw a glimpse of what was happening on the television that was in the hallway.
When I got back to my desk I was told to go home, everyone was to evacuate. On my drive home my mother called me to check to make sure I was ok, I was fine.
Most people that day watched their televisions to see the tragedy unfold but for some reason I couldn’t, I briefly watched but quickly turned the channel. I’ve always hated watching other people’s misfortune and tragedy. When I drive by a car accident I keep my eyes on the road, I feel it’s the best thing I can do for those suffering. I give them space, it has nothing to do with me.
I never watched what happened, I know what happened and I’ve seen some pictures but because I stayed away I feel very far removed. My heart does however ache for those who were involved with 9/11, just thinking about the pain involved is too much to even comprehend.
I also want to congratulate my parents on their 40th wedding anniversary today. I know today is about mourning those that were lost and those who lost but I feel today is also a reminder of what we have in this very moment. Today I am just thankful for my husband, my furry children, my family and friends. I am thankful for my job, my health and being lucky enough to have today.