11 September 2006

In memoriam



I remember like it was yesterday. In fact, every year that passes since that horrific day, I cannot believe any time has passed at all. It is still so fresh on the minds and in the hearts of us all. We have witnessed a major part of history which is still a big part of our country's life.

On September 11, 2001 I woke up with a heavy heart. I had recently suffered a miscarriage and was in an awful disagreement with my mother. Of course when my husband called me from work to tell me what was going on, my attention immediately shifted from my own worries to those of the world. I only had Adriana then and she happily busied herself while I sat dumbfounded in front of the television. It was a few hours before it dawned on me that I had friends and family to worry about. All the circuits were busy by that point, but I got my relief when in the evening hours I received phone calls that all those I knew were safe. Still, I could not forget about the many others that would be receiving the exact opposite news. And my heart broke for them.

I was not going to blog today. I felt like I didn't have it in me to reflect on this sad day, let alone write about it. But then I realized that the sooner I push it out of my mind and ignor it, the sooner I have forgotten those that lost/gave their lives as innocent bystanders, heroes, and victims, as well as those whose loved ones were taken away.

8 comments:

utmommy said...

Thanks for your thoughts!

sheri said...

Beautiful, Lei.
I'm surprised at how completely raw the emotions still are to me 5 years later. I thought I was doing pretty well w/it all until today started. It's weird how in a single instant of seeing the footage that was on that morning brought every single emotion right back, full force.

michelle said...

yes. i just did a basic picture and what i had done for the day.michelle

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

I'm glad you posted today too. It's nice for all of us to continue to be united.

Tigersue said...

I couldn't blog about it. I'm glad you were able to, I can't imagine trying to deal with another tragedy and then witnessing another.

Nettie said...

I couldn't blog about it, either. But, I am glad so many others have. Its easier to listen to others feelings than think so hard about my own on that day.

That must have been such a tough time for you. I'm glad that all your friends and family were safe.

(Oh, and this seems rather inappropriate to say on such a serious post, but I tagged you for a meme.)

Gabriela said...

It's amazing how fast our problems can seem insignificant isn't it?

Cmommy said...

Can you believe how your family has grown in five short years?!

I was driving carpool that morning, pulled over to pray while nursing J after the kids were dropped off. It is very fresh and oh so real.

btw, you are truly beautiful! The bangs have turned out to be perfect. C