Friday, September 11, 2009

Etsybloggers Carnival: 9-11

I think most of us remember where we were when the Towers fell. I live in the same time zone so it was rather early. I was alone with the dog watching it while on the phone with my mom & my husband. The dog could feel my emotions and snuggled up to me. I remember crying quietly and then letting out a burst when they fell. My husband left work early, I think most everyone did. It took a while though. Probably because no one could believe it was for real.
But what I remember most were the days following. We would go for walks to the park and it was so quiet. No air traffic. Everyone seemed to be just walking around quietly mourning. And then one day we startled & looked up. A plane flew overhead. My heart caught in my throat. My husband & I tightened out grip on our son's hand. It was an Air Force jet. We live near enough to Selfridge that the planes do fly over. But it was still strange to hear one again. 
So what do I do differently now? Is it bad to say not much? Not with that express reason anyway. We do donate more, but we always have. The biggest change was within our own lives. We appreciate every day we have together that much more. We know how lucky we are to be here together. And to be here together where yes, an attack happened. But looking at other parts of the world where they live it everyday, we are truly blessed.


  1. It was certainly a day I'll never forget. Thanks for sharing your story.

  2. For me, it too is a part of time that I will never forget. Actually collected newspaper, magazine, and other things into a "memory" box for our future generations.

    I remember everything almost exactly, left work and took daughter out of school, met DH at home...where our minds were crazy wondering if there was going to be more?

    My story:

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts.


  3. I felt such a closeness as I read your blog. So many of us walked around in a silent fog that week - trying to find answers while mourning the loss and devastation of so much and so many. I don't think any of us can't forgot that exact moment in time. I think it has made a lot of us realize how short our time is, and we are reaching out more to help others. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  4. I think about people in the Middle East, living with this dreadful fear every day. I think they are numb to it, in a certain way.

    At work, central time, our director pulled out the tv, and we watched in awe, the events of the morning...

  5. I had forgotten how quiet the country felt in the days following 9/11. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and being a part of the blog carnival.


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