This is a day that I will always remember it was my first year of teaching and I walked into my classroom and the news was on, I just stopped and watch unable to really understand what was happening. I lived 5 hours from my family and with no cell phone had to wait until the end of the day to call and tell them that I loved them. The thing I remember about this day is the sadness felt by everyone including my freshman students who often live in their world without thinking about others. The school day was filled with TV's and no lectures or book work, just a day of watching and disbelief.
The change from then to now, is the that I have made family a very important part of my life and have moved back home to be closer to them. I also have taken a great interest in the welfare of our country and politics. I think that day has changed almost everyone's life in one way or another. I can't pretend to understand what those who lived through the day or who lost those they loved in the day experienced, but I know that when I hear or see things about 9/11 I am always tear-eyed and heartbroken for everyone.
Now 9/11 has a different meaning for me as well, in 2009 I was blessed with my 2nd child on this day. When she came at first I was sad that she was having her birthday on the saddest day ever, but now I realize that 9/11 had many miracles and joys and she is mine. We are lucky to have such a beautiful little girl who loves everyone and maybe some day can be a hero to someone in remembrance of the special day she came into the world on.
Where were you?
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