Image by Brendan Loy via FlickrNine years ago today, our country lived through events that we had never seen so close to home. Without a second thought, our fire, police, medical, and military rushed in to help. Today I remember those we lost, and we honor those who continue to put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe. Thank you for your dedication and sacrifices.
I was at home with my 2 boys -- ages 3 and 1 -- and exactly 1 week from delivering our daughter. My husband was at work at a CVS/Pharmacy in Massachusetts and called to tell me what his customers were telling them. I tried to sneak peaks in between kids TV shows to know what was happening without alarming the kids. If I heard something, I called his store. They then found a radio and everyone sat around it in the stock room. His coworker called to tell me not to go into labor that day; that it wasn't a good day to give birth. I thought, this sounds like the perfect day to give birth to a new life! Every year, when I think back I can feel being pregnant and wanting to protect my kids and family.
What were you doing? Do you remember?
National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Days of Terror: A Photo Gallery
These photos I saved to include in our family scrapbook right after this happened. I have given credit where possible.
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