I remember exactly what I was doing that morning, just like you remember what you were doing and where you were when we received the news of President Kennedy had been assassinated.
My husband was out of town for a two week training class related to his job. I was getting ready for work as usual when the phone rang. It was my husband telling me to turn the TV on, as I walked over to turn the TV on, he was telling me that a plane flew into one of the Trade Center Towers. At that time we just thought it was a horrible accident. When I turned the TV on, it was just as the second plane flew into the second Twin tower, I was horrified, what in the world was going on?!! I was frozen and could not believe what I was watching on TV. My heart ached for those that you knew were inside. I never expected the Twins towers to crumble the way they did. So many loved ones lost.
Then the 3rd plane slammed into the Pentagon. I thought to myself, we are being attacked and at war now. For the first time I was truly scared. I wanted to grab our only then grandchild and go somewhere safe. I didn't want to go to work or move from the house. My husband was away and my daughter and granddaughter were in their home but not with me. I felt I needed my family together in one place.
I called work, and they didn't seem to blink an eye. Of course you have to come to work! Reluctantly I went to work. Co-workers were talking about it but nothing big. All I wanted to do was have my family near and watch the news.
I know that I will never loose the feeling that I and many others had on that day. I will never forget and I hope that as time passes, that none of us forget, we can't.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of the families that have lost loved ones on a very sad day 8 years ago.