Nine Years Later

My daughter was a baby on 9/11/2001. For all of her life, on this day, her age will always be the number of years since that dreadful day. I’ll never forget the sight of her sitting on the floor, happily playing with a chew toy when just beyond her, on the TV, we watched the most horrific sights we had ever seen.

I love the light towers they put up every year at the Twin Towers site:

But one day, I hope to see them replaced with real towers, once again.

8 Thoughts to “Nine Years Later”

  1. Chicory

    It’s hard to believe it’s been nine years already. For me the fall of the towers was so surreal it was several days before I could believe it happened at all. The anthrax scare and sniper attacks were closer to home. My dad was still working a the post office at the time. I think it’s good to be reminded. Sobering, but good.

  2. Tia Nevitt

    Thank you!

  3. SMD

    One of my friends was born today, and he’s of Arabic descent. An odd twist of fate, I suppose.

    I’m trying to decide if I want to say something on my blog…

  4. Tia Nevitt

    Yeah, I understand the indecision.

  5. Kat

    I was teaching a 9:00am Introductory Psychology class at Indiana University. It was in a big lecture hall and I used to turn on CNN before class started while I prepared. We all sat there together watching, having no idea what was going on. When the second plane hit, it was clear. You should have heard the gasp in that auditorium! One of my students (there were 255 of them in that class) got up and ran out because her father worked in one of the towers (he was okay).

  6. I got to work between when the two planes hit. We didn’t have a TV at work, but we all stood around the radio as events unfolded.

    It really is hard to believe it’s been nine years.

  7. I was in bed, asleep, like most self-respecting people who don’t have a job with ridiculously early hours were in my timezone. I remember Dad waking me up and telling me that planes had crashed into the towers. I had to wake up more to understand. I’m a slow waker at the best of times, and that early in the morning is NOT the best of times. {lop-sided smile}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

  8. Tia Nevitt

    We used to have conversations like this about the Challenger disaster.

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