Happy Tuesday and welcome to our weekly hop. We love having you here! This week’s challenge comes from the amazing A.S. Fenichel:
Tomorrow is my birthday. I know, things got terrible on this day in 2001. Where were you that day? What do you remember? What stood out to you? What was your “silver lining” takeaway?
First, happy birthday tomorrow, A.S.!
Yes, things did get beyond terrible that day. I was home, getting ready to have lunch with a friend when she called me to say the world was coming to an end. She was right in so many ways. And the horrendous just kept on coming. So many people killed or hurt, so many lives destroyed and damaged. And such far-reaching effects (and affects) that still leaves their mark on today.
I remember being shaken to my core. Attacked in America? Inconceivable. Was nothing secure?
But then I also remember the courage, the strength, the heart of Americans. We came together that day, one country. On that horrible day, we put aside petty differences to help when we could, to pray, to offer succor.
There was a feeling of not being safe anymore, but that was over-ridden by knowing we weren’t alone. We, as Americans, had each other.
It saddens me that we had to have such a disaster to bring us together. But it strengthens me to know that, when anything happens, we are one country, one people, and I hope we remember that every day.
And coming this fall…
Now, let’s pop over to the birthday girl and see what she remembers from that day…