Friday, September 11, 2009

I'll Never Forget

My internet connection has been down all day and that's okay. My television hasn't been turned on either. I don't need all the media to remind me what happened. That video clip from eight years ago is permanently etched in my brain. That day changed my life.

We lived in the city. I worked as a telecommunications consultant and was driving to see an important client. The engineer was packing his bag and heading to the airport...he had another meeting scheduled in one of the towers having just been there days before. Once I finally comprehended what was happening on the radio I turned around and went home. We, like everyone else, sat glued to the television--for days. Our lives forever changed.

I don't need television or the internet to remind me. I will never, ever forget.

7 comments:

Kathie said...

well said
I refused to watch any of it on tv
I live about 45 min from NYC and let me tell you I still cringe if a plane flys over our home
it will forever etched in my mind and heart as well

Christine Thresh said...

Your engineer was headed for the twin towers? My goodness.

Christine said...

Yes Christine, the difference a couple of hours would have made was not lost on us that day. One of the many reasons we are where we are today living much simpler lives and trying not to take anything for granted.

Joycee said...

Yesterday was remembering in my post the events of our life on that day. Ever in our hearts and minds, the sacrifice made that day by so many.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Wow.

RaNae said...

I wont forget either my husband works for American Airlines as a mechanic we were living and working at the base in Tulsa OK at the time.... he had just gotten home from the midnight shift..To see our companys planes being used for such evil acts.... that day changed us all ... forever.

Milah said...

Oh my goodness! Thank God he wasn't there.