September 11, 2001 was a sad day for me to begin with. I woke up thinking about my dad who had passed away a few months before. September 11th was the first birthday to come to pass of my dad since his death, so when I woke up I started the day with tears.
The house was quiet and I didn't know what I was going to do with myself so I got up and went to the living room and turned on the television, it was early and I was looking for the news. When I found the news it was a picture of the first World Trade Tower with smoke billowing out of it. At first I was confused because I wasn't sure if I really had the news or had found a movie, but I quickly realized that it was not a movie and sadly it was very real.
As I watch in horror of the unfolding events I saw the second plain fly into the second tower live. Alone in my living room I gasped and screamed no, and the tears began to flow. I could not believe that what I was seeing was truly happening.
So for the next several hours I watched as things unfolded and untold numbers of people died. The tragedy was heart breaking and nothing was about to make it better. September 11th was a day that was nothing but pain for me and now the American people would share in my grief but for a different reason.
Today I still cry on this day for my lost time with my dad as well as for all the lives lost and changed by the World Trade Center attacks. Our country has been forever changed by this day and I pray that more people have been changed for the good than the bad.
I end in a prayer that the Lord would bless all the survivors, their families and friends and all the people who worked tirelessly and selflessly during and after the attacks. Lord bless you and keep you all, Amen.