i don't really know what to say. i can't believe that it has been 10 years since the attacks. i remember i was sound asleep in my sister's apartment when my brother in law woke me up. i was on leave in hawai'i. it was 3:56am. he turned on the t.v and said that the twin towers had been hit. at first i didn't understand what he was saying. why would someone attack the twin towers? another war in hawai'i? [there are a set of condo's that are called the twin towers and it made no sense to me] it wasn't until we were watching the live news coverage that we could see it was new york.
right before our eyes, in what looked like slow motion, we saw the next plane approaching the second tower. we thought it was a replay. until we realized it wasn't.
talk about surreal. to know we were watching history in the making at that very moment and we could do absolutely nothing to help. what a feeling.
confusion set in. i was feeling helpless. and then, i could see the people jumping. that was the hardest thing to watch. to know that you are going to die because there is no way out, and the fire is getting closer, the air becoming thicker and thicker. no.way.out. no other option. your only choice left for you to make is to jump. to get that last breath of fresh air. you could hear them hitting the pavement. i couldn't believe what i was seeing. it was like we were watching a nightmare before our eyes.
another plane crashes. more fatalities. then another. what is going on? america.is.at.war.
we have never been the same.
i have seen us unite since september 11. i remember rows and rows of houses with flags displayed. to see that, it makes you proud to be an american.
it has been 10 years. are we still as strong as we were a year later? two years later? what about three?
too many innocent lives were lost that day.
husbands lost wives
children lost mothers
wives lost husbands
children lost fathers
fathers lost sons
mothers lost daughters
fathers lost daughters
mothers lost sons
sisters lost brothers
brothers lost sisters
one life lost is one life too many
may america continue to heal
endure this type of pain ever again!
as we reflect back on these last 10 years, may we remember all the brave men and women who gave their all to save the lives they did. the men and women who took over the hijacked plane and diverted his route, bless them, for they probably saved hundred's of more lives.
may their families lives be filled with joy and love and the peace that passes all understanding.