The One with 9/11 - 11 Years Later

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Photo from my sister-in-law's blog via here.
I still remember like it was yesterday. It's one of those moments that I'll never forget where I was and was I was doing: I was a junior in high school, driving to school after seminary listening to my favorite radio station - 107.7 the end. They were saying things about airplanes crashing into the towers and it just didn't make sense to me - how could that be possible? Who is that evil to come up with such a plan? We were all ushered into our homeroom instead of 2nd period to watch the events unfold on the television. Everyone was silent. It was too surreal and unbelievable. And then I had to go take a math test...

I remember not feeling safe, and that's a scary feeling. I just wanted to be with my family, in the comfort of my home. I wanted to wake up and have it all be a dream. The pieces are slowly but surely getting put back together. The NYC skyline is forever altered, but it's still just as beautiful as ever.
I'm remembering 9/11 today, 11 years later. 


  1. I also had to take a math test on 9/11. My math teacher said that if we didn't take the test, it was letting the terrorists win. He was a character.

  2. great post SIL! 11 years ago doesn't seem that long ago. it's crazy how we can remember every detail and where we were. isn't that first photo incredible?!! love!

  3. It doesn't seem that long ago. I remember that day like it was yesterday. It was just days after taking my husband out to the Minneapolis air base museum to see the old military planes for his birthday. I was 33 yrs old. I was starting a new job that day. It was a scary, surreal day. I too wished it was a dream. I remember how eerily silent the skies were without the hum of planes flying over. I was glued to the TV watching all that was on. I had to turn it off. My then 3 yr old asked every time she saw a plane in the paper or magazine (as there were none flying yet) if they too were going to crash into a building.

    I LOVE that first photo...seeing the towers peek through the clouds.

  4. you are a youngling my dear, in jr. high when that happened...I was 31 years old and I remember when the first plane hit I thought it was pilot error, but then actually watching the second plane hit, I remember just standing there and my husband saying "this isn't pilot error, we are being attacked..." never in my life felt so scared, one minute I was watching Barney with my two year old and the next the tv changes to the news and I see that...hard to believe it's been 11 years...

  5. I can't believe it was 11 years ago??? WOW!!


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