I will never forget the day that I woke up and my heart stopped.
My hearts still stops whenever I see images from 9/11.
The grief and sadness.
The terror and horror.
The unity of the nation.
Three years after 9/11 on a family vacation to New York City,
I stood at Ground Zero with my kids in silence.
As we were leaving Ground Zero, we watched a new shift of police officers arrive for work.
A crowd gathered around; it was the changing of the guard.
A roll call, assignments given out, salutes, remembering those fallen officers.
I will never forget watching my boys watch them.
Today, they talked about that moment on the way to school.
My youngest said "Mom, I am so glad we live in America."
I told him "Me too."
God Bless This Great Nation.
God Bless America.