Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September 11th

It's a day of sadness. A day of painful memories. No matter how much you've tracked the Iraq War or how much you really know about September 11th.........it's still a big part of history and generations to come will know about it. September 11th will be in our children's history books (if it's not already).


Do you remember where you on that day in 2001? I do. I was a week away from returning from Maternity Leave. I was watching Oprah and giving Missy a bottle. The program was interupted and what sat in front of me was two planes crashing into the Twin Towers.


My Grandma died because of September 11th. No, she was not in New York. It didn't happen until October 20th of that year. But, she was in perfect health on the day the Twin Towers fell. She made herself sick with worrying. She had nightmares of World War 2 where she lost two brothers. She had nightmares of Vietnam where her son-in-law lost his leg. She was obsessed and left the TV on 24/7. It was so heartbreaking to watch her go crazy over it all. Within in a month, she became dillusional and had a stroke. The doctors have associated it with her obsession over 9/11 and her body couldn't take anymore. My Grandma raised me for a long time, so this was pretty hard to swallow.


I look back and reflect on the last 6 years. My daughter was born in July of 2001. Think about it like this........ this war has been going on virtually her whole life. Now she is in 1st grade, and the war is no closer to being won today than it was back then.


I've got my own views about it all, I won't share most of them because I do not want to upset anyone. But, the Tiger was a Marine and sent to Iraq 3 times. His brother is currently over there for his second tour. I will say it again. We are no closer to winning this war today than when we first stormed in there in 2002.




Today is a day for rememberance. Remember every office worker, every fireman, every policeman, every soldier, every civilian that has been lost since 9/11/01. Also, remember every one of these thousands of people were a big part of someone else's life and how sad they must be.

6 comments:

Crooked Eyebrow said...

very well put!

I'll always remember where I was,along with other Americans.

I heard it on Mancow and thought it was a joke...

We'll never forget that's for sure...

My Wonderful Men... said...

I remember this day like it was yesterday and never will forget it.
Great picture and post!

Mimi's Toes said...

This was a wonderful tribute and I'm sorry your grandmother went thru that. The picture is so heartwarming.

More Than A Single Mom said...

Thanks Mimi. I tried to find a picture that really captured what folks out there are going through.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

Great post, Jen. It is a VERY sad, sad, day.

chrissy said...

Very well written, thank you.