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We Will Never Forget...

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

I know it's not physical fitness related... today's blog entry will focus on my mental fitness right now.

My Facebook feed is filled today with 'We Will Never Forget' picture and videos. Music videos, vocal transcripts of people calling their loved ones, airplanes talking to the flight tower, pictures of the tragedy that my memory will never forget. Where was I? I woke up to the radio which was normally music to the deejays speaking talking about a tragedy. I turned on my television and watched, my heart breaking, as the 2nd plane truck the World Trade Towers. I could not believe it... I still had to get up and go to work. I still had to function that day but... many people did not get that opportunity that day...

In everything that day there were children that cried as their parents left them at daycare never to be seen again, there were expectant mothers who never got to hold their children, there were expectant fathers who never got to see their children, grandmothers & grandfathers that will never get to meet their grandchildren. There were people who had just gotten engaged the night before and maybe one or two who were due to get engaged that night, maybe even a guy who had been keeping that ring in a safe place only to never be able to say the words 'beautiful, will you marry me?' There was probably people who had gotten into arguments and the last words they said to one another were not kind.

What was the last thought of that parent as they went to work that day when they had had a rough morning due to an argument with an unruly teenager? The thoughts of people who thought their only choice was to jump from their office windows? The thoughts of that pilot who made the decision not to hit his intended target but instead crash into a field to minimize the loss of life... The thoughts of people, emergency workers and regular civilians who RUSHED in to help where they could... There was people in floor that never got out and had to watch as their world crumbled around them...

'Say your prayers' the 911 operator said to a woman on the phone... 'Say your prayers'... I cry listening to all of this... I think about everyone... everyone who was affected that day. I think about how shaken deep to the core that I was watching it on television thousands of miles away... I cannot image being someone who was directly involved in this situation. I cannot imagine being someone who was there watching from the streets below. I think about that night sitting at church crying and praying with my community... I cannot image the churches in New York who was holding people who were directly involved in this situation.

Hold your loved ones close... love them... ask them about their day... spend time with them... put down the cell phone... be involved in their lives... create your family of choice... love them... ask them about their day... spend time with them... do things that you never thought that you would have an opportunity to do...

This morning, 18 years ago, many people woke up and started their day only to never see the sunset. September 11, 2001... We Will Never Forget...
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    It certainly was a horrific day and one that still gets me teary-eyed. Keeping the families of the victims in my prayers.
    376 days ago
  • GRACIE749
    I agree. emoticon
    377 days ago
    Sending up prayers for those so deeply affected by 9/11!!🙏🏽❤️
    377 days ago
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