Thursday, September 11, 2008


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.


Kara Jayne said...

That was so touching Ronda. Thanks for sharing

sarah said...

Thank you for the sweet post. I always get so emotional when I think about what happened that day, so in turn I tend to not think about it. Thank you for the touching reminder.

Michelle said...

God Bless America and those that protect its citizens! I went to Ground Zero the following spring, but I can't imagine what it would be like to be there on the anniversary of 9.11.