Monday, September 11, 2006

Five Years Ago Today, I Wrote This:

September 11, 2001, Tuesday
(For reference, Luke was nine days old, and I remember feeling horrible that I had just brought my newborn son into a world like this.)

Today is an extremely sad day for our country. An unbelievable thing happened killing thousands and thousands of people. Terrorist highjackers crashed airplanes into the two World Trade Center buildings in NY and they exploded and collapsed, killing thousands. And then two more planes went down, one crashing into the Pentagon in DC, and one near Pittsburgh. It has been a surreal day and I can't even explain my feelings. The images on TV have left me crying and confused. What kind of crazy people could want to do this? Our country is really under attack -- all airlines in the US closed down, schools, government buildings, amusement parks, monuments, everything has been closed down.

It is so scary to think what could happen next. Are we safe in our own home? Should I worry about sending Aj to preschool or going to the grocery store or to a park? Where is the next target?

I get scared and sad mostly for my babies. I want more than anything in the world to keep them safe from the dangers of the world. I cried a little today and explained what I could to AJ - that bad people crashed a plane into a building and hurt a lot of people. I think he thinks a crash is cool cuz he plays with Rescue Heroes and he was asking if firemen and policement were there and did they call 911?

This is the most tragic and devastating thing to ever happen to the United States of America and I hope it is over and that nothing like this ever happens again. I am sure we are goin gto go to war with Afganistan and whoever else did this. When you kids are older and read these journals, this stuff will be written in your history books. I can't even believe our country is going through this right now.

I just called my mommy and daddy. We are all safe and sound. Dear God, please keep us safe from the dangers of the world and continue to let us be a loving, kind, caring, close family. Please spare us from any harm and pain and danger. Keep my babies safe so I can raise them to experience the good the world has to offer. Amen, and thank you for what you have given to us so far. Just keep my family in your loving arms. They are the most important thing to me. Nothing else matters but my family. Amen and please help the families of all the victims survive this horror. Amen.

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I just wanted to take a moment to remember and pay homage to those who lost their lives, their loved ones, their jobs, their faith, their friend on this terrible day five years ago. I am sad and reflective and hoping we are all kept safe.

God Bless Us All, and God Bless America...


Tomorrow, we resume our regularly scheduled Manic Program.

10 comments:

Drew Blackstone said...

For the longest time, I wanted a JFK/Pearl Harbour benchmark in my life. You know, a "I remember where I was when.." day. Now that I have one, I wish I could give it back.

Manic Mom said...

Ah man, Drew, that is sad.

I always thought remembering the day I lost my virginity would be a big one. I kind of wish I could give that back too!

Stay cool!

Boo7 said...

Moving story manic mom....there surely can't be many people, in the US and Canada or the world even, over say 15 years old that does not recall what they were doing at the time it happened.

Hug your loved ones closely.

OK serious stuff aside.....your comment about your virginity made me bust out laughing....here I had been all serious and morose reading all kinds of tributes about the day and then read your comment!! Thanks for the laugh before bed.........:)

mama kay said...

If I could salute you or bow right now ... I would!
I can so completely understand where you were on that day!
mamak

Brony said...

I agree. I am sad and afraid for our children. Tonight as I watched the news, it was so hard answers Doodle's questions. What do you say when he asks why they did that? How do you explain the loss and terror to an eight year old?

Thank you for allowing me to share in your prayer.

P.S. I’m glad your back!

natalie said...

i have wondered many times about this world my children are young in. and my prayers are with yours tonight as well.

Ramblin Rose said...

Thanks for a terrific post as per usual Manic!! :)


And welcome back you were missed by many!!!

your friend in Tim Tams

RR

Hotwire said...

great post about your kids, especially since if anything is to be fixed it's going to be our kids doing the fixing - it's already too late for our generation.

Karitown said...

Yay, Manic is back!!! Okay, because of you, I am totally addicted to blogging. So thanks;)))

Very sad day for sure, but thanks for the laugh.

pog mo thoin said...

I can't imagine having children going through that! I heard the fear in my own mother's voice and I am in my 30's!!!