Seventeen years ago we were at home, I working whilst Youngest was playing and watching a Thomas The Tank Engine cartoon on the TV after lunch, as he was allowed an hour of TV time. He came to tell me that there was some writing on the TV and I came to check and saw the news flash and turned over to the BBC. The news was devastating, I distracted Youngest with toys and books away from the TV but I was unable to switch it off and sadly saw the second plane hit.
DH returned an hour later from visiting customers and we just sat and watched in horror. I went to collect Eldest from school and it was all that was talked about whilst waiting for our children. We got home and continued with family routines whilst numb to what we were seeing on the TV. We were the lucky ones on that day as we were together with our boys safe in our home and our hearts went out to all those who were not and to some who would never be again.
We will never forget and we remember all those who were lost and all who remain and to everyone affected by this day.
Hugs & Love, Susie xx