Saturday, September 11, 2010

Remembering...


I don't usually do posts like this, but some people have asked me about what I remember... Hubs and I only discussed this a few weeks ago...

This is what I remember from that day...
- I was late for work.
- I didn't believe my sister when she called to tell me about the first plane.
- The Highway was empty... didn't think anything of it.
- The Parkway was empty and then I noticed how many cars were pulled off to the side. Sitting. Staring off to the West.
- Emergency Sign was blinking. I didn't even know it worked.
- Listening to my fave radio station (located at the top of the Empire State Building) being overly professional on the verge of pure panick. Stunned that I didn't even have to put an AM station on.
- The eerie silence.
- Watching everything live via online.
- The office phone rarely rang, mostly friends and family, only 2 calls were work related.
- Trying to get in touch with 2 of my friends. One who worked in another office near Ground Zero. The other I wasn't sure were he'd be.
- Seeing the first line of Firetrucks drive by... they didn't even turn their lights on.
- Worry. Sad. Worry some more.
- Looking to the West and seeing a light fog of smoke.
- Going home. Empty roads. Chilling silence... I don't even remember birds chirping at all that day.
- Home. Waiting... Praying...

My family and I were truly blessed that day. We're about 65 miles away. Both of my friends were fine and are doing well.

I try to remember as often as possible. I try to remember not to take anything for granted and love freely.

I will never forget.

Thank you to everyone who sacrificed. My heart is with those who have suffered.
God Bless us all...

6 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

beautiful post margie....at the time, i worked for a company that owned 60 floors of the second tower that was hit.... we set up a command center in my building in AZ and kept calling every employee's home until all were accounted for....that was the most heart wrenching week of my life....the stories were unbelievable....and heartbreaking all at the same time....

♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

Beautiful post Margie, Thanks for sharing that with us.
Kristy xx

Shelley said...

Thanks for sharing. I can only imagine how difficult it was to be so close.
Shelley

ThePurplePlace said...

Sending a Hug!

Like you...I will never forget....NEVER!


God Bless! :)

Lelia Pierce said...

Wow. Reading your post gave me chills and had me remembering my day all over again. Thank you for sharing!

XXX

Cheryl said...

This gave me shivers. Listening to the memories of those who were actually in NY at the time is so chilling. The worst part was not being able to get a hold of anyone in the city, going hours upon hours not knowing if they were okay. Such a frightening time.

 
Design by Imagination Designs
Graphics by PSW Shop