Thursday, September 11, 2008

Patriots Day


Can't let this day pass without honoring our troops! My brother left for his 2nd tour of duty in Iraq about 2 weeks ago. I am so proud of him and of all our troops! Today is also a day to honor our 1st responders, they were the greatest heros on that horrible day. May God Bless our Troops, our police officers, our firefighters and all other 1st responders out there!

It was 7 yrs ago that our country was attacked. I remember that day vividly. I was driving to work, listening to the radio when they broke in with the news that the 1st tower had been hit. It was mass confusion and at first they were talking as if it were some freak accident. Once I got to work, we found the nearest television. Several of us huddled in a small room and watched the horror. I was emailing people frantically, trying to figure out what was happening. I finally decided that I needed to be at home. My first instinct was to go to Alexis school and pick her up but I changed my mind. I think I watched non-stop coverage for 3 days. It was such a sad time.
I have to say though, that day helped catapult my relationship. Jeff and I had been dating pretty casually for about 2 yrs. It was after that day that we became seriously involved, decided that we were wasting our lives away by not being more aggressive with our relationship. We moved in together in Feb 2002, married that October.
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