Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Remembering 9/11

Today I'm thinking about all the victims of  9/11 and their families. I can't believe it's been 11 years... 11 years... wow. The shock and horror are still fresh enough to move me to tears. Everyone always asks if you remember where you were 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. I remember it as vividly as if it were yesterday.

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. 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.

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 ♥ I'll go first :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Getting Ready for Fall?

Are you getting ready for fall? Personally, I'm a summer person so the thought of the fall season coming so fast has me less than thrilled to say the least. But I have friends who can't wait for the cooler weather to come. And I have to admit even I get excited about the fall coffee flavors at Dunkin' and Honey Dew ^.^ For those who don't know... my blood type is coffee... LOL.

If you like fall and the colors that come with it, take a look at this beautiful ArtFire Collection put together by JewelryByBeaJae. She was kind enough to include my Falling Leaves Toggle Bracelet so a huge thank you goes out to her.

ArtFire is always a great place to go if you're looking for special gifts. You can find many top notch artisans there. Make it part of your awesome-gift-giving arsenal, especially for the holidays, and you'll be known for the thoughtful and amazing presents you give to family and friends ;)