Twenty years ago today I was working at home and Youngest was with me, aged two, and he was watching a Thomas The Tank Engine story on TV when he pointed to the TV saying there was something on the bottom, I had a look and the news was running along the bottom. I distracted him with some toys and turned the channel over to the news and actually watched the second plane hit. It was awful to watch and yet I was unable to not watch. By the time I collected Eldest from school two hours later the towers had come down. DH was home and we just kept the news on all night.
I read a book not long after written by four of the wives who had lost their husbands and it was about them coming to terms with their loss and moving forward and it was very powerful. So today our thoughts are with all those who lost loved ones, for all those who lost loved ones because their jobs were to help those who were there and to everyone around the World who were witnesses to that dreadful day.
We will not forget
The wives in the book started saying to people they met after a while “Love You, Mean It” and I think that sums up the takeaway from 9/11.
Hugs & Love, Susie x