Thursday, September 11, 2008

9/11


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.

3 comments:

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.