Thursday, September 11, 2008

In Remembrance . . .

This is a photograph of the memorial in my town honoring the six residents who died on September 11, 2001. 

I hadn't planned on posting anything about the tragedy of 9/11 today, because . . . honestly, I think about the tragedy pretty much every day. I live in a suburban town in New Jersey in which many residents commute daily into Manhattan. On September 11, 2001 six people from my town died in the World Trade Center disaster. One of those people was a man who lived on my street. He left behind a wife and three small boys. I drive or walk past their house every day. Every day. I see the wife and her boys a few times a week, sometimes daily at school, in their yard, at the ball field, at the pool, at the supermarket. Every day I remember and every day my heart aches for this family and all others who suffered loss on that horrible day. But, it hurts the most today.


  1. Christine, I live in NYC and I saw the whole thing unfolding from out my office window. I can recall every single detail of that day. The weather, who I was with, what I was wearing. Unlike so many, my family was lucky and my husband's aunt was late for work that day.

    The streets in my neighborhood are now named after the people who lived near me and past away on 9/11. Although today is the day people tend to remember most, I, like you, have constant reminders everyday of the year.

  2. I avoided this post yesterday because I had read a few that others had posted and they made me cry. And I knew if I read yours I would cry.

  3. Thank you for posting this. {{big hug}}

  4. Oh dear Lord. I should not have read your post at work. Now I am trying to pass off the tears in my eyes as a problem with my contact instead of real tears. God, that is so sad.

  5. Barbara :: Thank you so much for your comment. I don't think any of us will forget this day and its impact on both individual lives and our entire nation.

    Amy :: I know what you mean. At first I didn't even want to post anything, but then toward the end of the day, I just couldn't stop thinking about it and thought I would find some comfort sharing something from my little part of the world, you know?

    Tracy :: Thanks for the comment, hun.

    Jill :: Oh no! I'm sorry to have made you cry. Especially at work. Darn contacts. *hugs*

  6. I can't imagine losing my loved ones like that.

    My heart goes out to those who did, and those it affects so closely.

    *squishes you tight*

  7. Christine - 9.11 is a day I can't forget either. I can gratefully say I knew no one who died that day, but my heart feels as if I knew them soul aches for those people who did lose a loved one or ones that day.

    Beautiful memorial and what a nice way to honor those who passed. All of them will live in my heart forever and my prayer include their families every night.

    Bless them all


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