It is a national day of recognition now. It is also grandparents day. Funny that 10 years ago my grandparents were both alive.
So now to where was I….i was just starting college again and was going to make it work…i had just moved into this apartment that picked your roommates for you. I woke up to head to class and for my bestie from hscalled me and said turn on the television…so I did…there I sat in front of the television..one of my close friends mother was to get on a plane that very day to head to New York…she was going to move there and take my friends little brother…as I saw in awe..i immediately called and asked if she was on a plane but she was not thank God. So for the rest of the day I sat in my shared living room with one of my friends and was glued to the television like most of America. My best friends sat beside me and we just watched and listened and we knew that life as we knew it would never be the same.
It was not because on return to school, my favorite teacher had left because his brother worked in those tower.
I saw that image and was like who would have thought that this would happen here. We watch CNN and the other countries that have things like this happen but it was an eye opener for many that it happened here on our soil.
I am sure that it took many back to the days when they thought that war would be brought to the states and that we in our bubble would not be prepared.
Many ask are we more prepared now? I do not know if we can be more prepared for our own basic ways of life to be used against us. We can spam protect and full body scan but those where not just some random missiles from some unknown bunker that were launched. Those were our own citizen and love one that were involuntary turned into suicide bombers.
I have always believe send me flowers when I am alive…but what I witnessed on 9/11 ..just drives that point home and say…if you love someone tell them because tommorrow is not promised.