How is everyone? Sorry I've been MIA for awhile... lots of bad things have happened to family and friends in the last month and a half so I've been preoccupied :( And I pray I do not have to attend another wake or funeral or send a sympathy card to anyone for a LONG, LONG time!! My thoughts and prayers are still with those around me who have suffered losses and are suffering themselves... I love you!!
I was listening to the Nightly News tonite... with Brian Williams, of course :) and he and Tom Brokaw were discussing 9/11. Everyone is discussing 9/11 as we prepare to mark the 10th Anniversary on Sunday. The big question... Where were you on 9/11?
Do you remember where you were? I do. I remember exactly where I was standing, who I was with and who told me when the first plane hit the World Trade Center. I remember watching on the TV in the patient waiting area in shock as the second plane hit. And I remember going back to take care of my veteran patients with a terrified student who was afraid any government building could be next... I was working at the VA Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island on that day.
Little did I know at the time, but there was someone I knew on the plane I had just watched crash into the WTC. Amy Jarret was a Flight Attendant on United Airlines Flight 175. I knew her from high school at Mount St Charles Academy in Woonsocket, RI. Two years younger than I and her life gone in a flash...
In honor of Amy and all of those lost on that horrible day, I designed my Remember 9/11 Memorial Bracelets last year. A portion of the proceeds from each one sold is donated to the Twin Towers Orphan Fund to help children who lost one or both parents on September 11th.
A little while ago I decided to put together an ArtFire Curated Collection to honor those lost and the upcoming anniversary. I thought you might like it....
If you lost someone or want to share memories, please feel free to do so.... even if it's just a simple RIP comment... let's honor and remember the wonderful people lost that day ♥