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Just An Ordinary Morning? Turned Upside Down

Well, i went to work like a lot of others that day. i saw the buildings from my office window, and i turned around just as the second tower fell. they let us go home, it was moving in slow motion and everyone just quiet. i went home and worried about my fiance at the time getting home, and he did. he didnt work in the towers. he worked in a hospital just out side of manhatten.

I found out in days to come that a friend of mine, who had been in my wedding party had lost his life, he was a local fireman and ran in to help the others and never came out. they never found his body and around 700 people where at his memorial service. i dedicated a song book at my church to him.

Since then, i remember driving into the city to see the double lights they turned on that first nite, and my daughter and I went into see ground zero, oh 2-3 weeks if that long after it happened. i dont look at the pictures anymore.

i ask God to bless all those families hurt in that horrible tradgedy.
iamstillrighthere iamstillrighthere 51-55, F 5 Responses Sep 9, 2010

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I too remember 9/11. What a horrific day. You're right everything was in slow motion. My h/b wanted to go to the Pentagon and take pictures so we did. It was hard to see. One of our customers almost was killed by inches. A security guard who from from where I live that I knew
who was in the towers somehow got out. Most of the guards were killed. Yes, God bless all those families that suffered such devastation...such lose. It was such a horrific event in our history that I will never forget as long as I live.

I reread what I wrote and I had said I don't look at the pics anymore? I don't need to they are embedded in my memory. Xoxo

We do not look at the pics either. You're right they are embedded in our minds.

Still bogles my mind.. the terrible evil of it. We have to go on though and face each new day as a gift.

true we do. we have no choice. i have my share of tradgedy and now one understands how i go on. i have to . its that simple

not many of us really ever just give up and quit trying to do life.. something in the human spirit that says we must go on.. can't just quit, or shut down. Some may do that but they do come back to reality after some time. healing time for them maybe.

From personal experience I can tell you I have shut down for a time. Let me explain, I have some health issues and sometimes I get discouraged and frustrated. I may give up for a time, but I do get back up, dust myself off and go on. I am thankful I have some who pray for me and occasionally encourage me. It takes encouragement and support to continue to persevere. Yes, it often takes a time of healing. There has been MUCH healing in my life. God get all the credit...glory!

yup just what I figured. **Oh I hardly ever am right about most things so this was a stab in the dark and being a knowitall... but I know the value of prayer any way.
My gift might be some music (most are videos) .. your pick on my profile.. and my stories: see : I Love to Share Music with My Friends. Click on the list and find something you like.. Okie G

Thanks I will, Okie G. Appreciate it. Love music...all kinds. Love to sing praises to God. Music has been a passion since I was a child. Used to be in church choirs when I was younger and healthier.

The evil of it still boggles my mind too. But you are right, we need to go on and see each day as the gift it is! :-)

Actually I may have been a basket case if I had experienced what you did..
It is most amazing how a sight like that effects the mind and body.. I reacted in many weird ways and feelings just watching that on TV that morning... and yes I cried too.
* I wouldn't drive in the few block area of the Oklahoma City bombing until a memorial was built there over a year later.. didn't want to see that even after the building was demolished.

I completely understand. My h/b wanted to go to the Pentagon and take pics. It was hard to see live. I knew one of the security guards who was at the WTT. He got out where as the rest of his crew died. He had definite problems as to why God spared him and not the others. I was glued to the TV. I was in a fog for weeks. Couldn't seem to function normally. One of our customers was where the plane hit the Pentagon. He was w/in inches of losing his life. Still hard to wrap my mind around it.

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God bless you! Everything happens for a reason, always remember that. And now because of 9/11 our country is stronger, has a better defense program, and a lot of things have been learned. Again, God be with you.

Man your story brings back memories. We lived in bklyn hts at the time I was talking to my mother at the moment the towers collapsed. There was a minute of static, then the line came back. My wife called to say she was alright. I was like, what? She said look outside, and my entire neighborhood was enveloped in thick green smoke with little shiny things floating in it. Maybe asbestos? Who knows. I went back inside and watched the news and cried.

Just saw your comment. Not sure what year you responded to me I was away from EP for a while. God bless u

I realize this is more then two years ago that you wrote this comment, but I just wanted to say, I think we all cried that day and many days afterward.

My heart is sad ...I ask God to bless them too..so many loving Angels now! <br />
Holds you in the arms of my soul...........always........................